Cybersecurity in US East Coast 2019

In September 2019 the United States East Coast Cybersecurity Global Expert Mission travelled to Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland to better understand the cybersecurity landscape in the US, benchmarking it against the UK’s capability.


US East Coast Cybersecurity 2019





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Abstract from outcome report:

The US has long been a world leader in scientific discovery and innovation. It continues to be so today in numerous areas that impact everyone’s everyday lives – addressing issues such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. This innovation has been a key driver for economic growth and has helped to address key global challenges, be it poverty alleviation, healthcare or sustainable development. This report identifies the structures, priorities and processes by which the US funds and supports innovation in the key field of cybersecurity. In doing so, it explores the innovation landscape across federal, state-level, research base and private investment communities of the Eastern US.

The mission took place in Washington DC and the states of Maryland and Virginia in the East Coast of the US. This region is one of five cybersecurity clusters in the US and activity in this particular cluster is focused around national security and critical infrastructure, primarily due to the proximity of the federal government and its agencies.

Read an insight into this Global Expert Mission by Andy Williams, Innovate UK KTN.

Watch the recording below from our Dissemination Webinar which took place following the Expert Mission.

About Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.


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