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Upcoming – TCBN’s Cyber Security Reception



TCBN are delighted to invite you to our in-person Cyber Security Reception, welcoming our new members to the network and providing an opportunity for organisations to connect with the variety of cyber vendors, alongside government representatives and other key stakeholders.


The event will have two keynote speakers:


Juliette Wilcox, UK Cyber Ambassador, Department for International Trade (DIT), will talk about her new role as the UK Cyber Ambassador and how she will help, as part of DIT, cyber organisations develop in the international market.



Please join us to listen to the insightful discussions and networking opportunities – get to know the TCBN team, partners, members and industry stakeholders over drinks and nibbles.


We look forward to welcoming you on the 14th September, 5.30pm – 8pm, at the Political Intelligence offices, 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB.


Juliette is the Cyber Security Ambassador for UK Defence and Security Exports at the Department for International Trade and spent over 30 years as a British Diplomat before joining DIT in March 2022.

She held a variety of positions in the UK and overseas, including postings to Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. Since 2013 she has served in Director-level roles focused on national security and international relations, including leading cyber and science and technology development, capability and delivery.

Juliette holds an MA (Law) from the University of Cambridge and speaks (rusty) Mandarin Chinese.



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Upcoming – TCBN Pavilion: International Cyber Expo 2022 – 27-28th September



TCBN is delighted to be partnering with International Cyber Expo 2022, which will be host to 5000 delegates and over 100 leading cyber vendors throughout the 27-28th September. As part of the event, TCBN will host its own exhibit that will provide a central hub for the team and members to participate, network and collaborate throughout the duration of the event.


At International Cyber Expo 2022 we look to build out our visibility so that organisations wanting to expand through the transatlantic cyber market can utilise our network and connections to help them do so. As part of this commitment our co-founder, Andy Williams will be presenting a keynote on the ‘techhub stage’ at 2.55pm -3.15pm, 27th September.


Titled ‘Targeting the $65 bn US Cybersecurity Market’, the session will explore the US as the world’s largest market for cyber security products and services; address the issues for cyber vendors associated with success in the US market; and explore the support available to UK organisations with transatlantic ambitions.


Andy and the rest of the TCBN team are excited at the opportunity to take part in Cyber Expo and welcome anyone to come along to our booth (no. E20) to learn about the TCBN’s mission in support of building the transatlantic cyber relationship. We are inviting all our members to join us at our exhibit and would warmly receive all who come to listen to Andy’s key insights into the transatlantic cyber relationships.


We are offering the opportunity for any of our members to use the TCBN pavilion as a hub throughout the event. Please contact our event organiser, Krystian, if this is of interest –


Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network hosts thought leadership event on the case for a cybersecurity buyer’s charter


The Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network (TCBN) was pleased to host its first thought leadership discussion of 2022 on March 29th. The online event welcomed around 50 individuals and businesses, interested to hear from a panel of industry experts.


Chaired by Joe Hubback, Managing Director EMEA, Istari and author of the 2020 report Cybersecurity- the new “market for lemons,” the discussion addressed cyber security technology efficacy and whether there was a case for a cybersecurity buyer’s charter. The panel was comprised of industry experts Bob Lewis, Head of Cyber Risk, Lloyds Banking Group, John Smith, CTO EMEA, Veracode, and Professor Ciaran Martin, Former CEO of the NCSC.


The event opened with an overview of the report which had found that 90% of people interviewed agreed that cybersecurity technology was not as effective as it should be, while 92% agreed that an information asymmetry between buyer and seller was contributing to the breakdown in the cyber market. Panellists sparked an interesting discussion on the matter and welcomed attendee input throughout.


Attendees were engaged and asked questions about the scope of the proposed charter and the benefits it could produce for both buyers and suppliers of cybersecurity technology. They were also interested to discuss some of the practical challenges that would be involved in achieving genuinely transparent and authoritative assessments of the efficacy of cyber solutions across the full range of cyber technologies. Attendees were particularly interested to consider ways in which the independence of future cyber efficacy assessments could be assured. Some were keen to understand how interested parties among the buyer and seller communities could become involved in further discussions around the planning, development and implementation of a cyber buyer’s charter.


TCBN would like to thank all of the attendees and panellists for producing such a highly engaging discussion. A special thank you to TCBN Council Member Garrison for funding the “market for lemons” report and using this thought leadership event to continue the important conversation around a cybersecurity buyers charter.


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Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network welcomes special guests to Parliamentary reception


TCBN was delighted to welcome over fifty UK and US industry members, Parliamentarians, Government officials and special guests from the US Embassy to the Cyber Leaders Reception on Thursday 21st October in the House of Commons.


Hosted by House of Lords Science and Technology Committee member Lord Holmes of Richmond, the event offered an exclusive opportunity to meet with industry members and key stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in cybersecurity and gain strategic insights on the transatlantic cyber relationship.


TCBN Founder Andy Williams set out the purpose of the network as facilitating transatlantic dialogue and promoting the interests of the cybersecurity sector by engaging with relevant officials and holding topical thought leadership events. Andy was joined by founding partners Nick Lansman of Political Intelligence and Brandon Hucq of Plexal.


Attendees heard from US Special Liaison Officer Ms Sheila Thomas on the importance of Government and the private sector working together to build a strong resilient response to the growing cyber threat. A drinks and canapés reception followed the speeches and offered attendees an exciting opportunity to engage in face to face networking with industry peers and special guests.


Following the event, TCBN was excited to welcome on board further council members to the growing number of cybersecurity companies who will shape the strategic direction of the network and gain exclusive access to future events.


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Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network hosts UK/US Government and Industry discussion on supply chain cyber risk


Following on from their successful launch event in May, The Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network (TCBN) was delighted to host its second thought leadership discussion on 1st July 2021.  


The discussion addressed the highly topical issue of supply chain cyber risk and saw around 50 individuals and businesses attend the virtual event, excited to hear from a panel of renowned subject matter experts.  


Chaired by Keith Driver, CTO Cyber at Raytheon UK, the panel was comprised of industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic and included Haydn Brooks, CEO of Risk Ledger, and Ben Dickinson, Managing Director of 3VRM. The Panel was completed by Jon Boyens, Deputy Chief of the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Irfan Hemani, Deputy Director for Cyber Security at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who brought their knowledge and experience of supporting the US and UK Governments respectively. 


Setting the scene for the discussion, speakers outlined the global nature of supply chains and the need for an international effort to reduce supply chain cyber risk.  


A captivating discussion was held around the different methods undertaken by Government on both sides of the Atlantic to secure their supply chains. Attendees were interested to hear how although they shared the same goal, Governments had approached the problem differently, with the US introducing frameworks for what ‘good’ looked like and the UK Government mandating for cyber essentials but taking a less prescriptive approach towards standards. 


Asked what steps they would take to improve supply chain cyber risk, panellists put forward a number of suggestions including showing the value of current solutions against risk, eliminating as much of the risk at the source as possible, driving cyber uptake in educational institutes and placing increased responsibility on managed service providers.  


Attendees were engaged throughout the event and submitted a wide range of questions on topics including the role and guidance of the NCSC and protecting data across the supply chain.  


TCBN membership is open! Make sure you join today to be the first to hear about our upcoming events, collaboration and networking opportunities and stakeholder engagement. 

Political Intelligence, Global Transatlantic and Plexal successfully launch the Transatlantic Cyber Business Network



A new initiative in the cyber security space was launched by Political Intelligence, Global Transatlantic and Plexal to bring together business in the space from both sides of the Atlantic.


The launch of the Transatlantic Cyber Business Network (TCBN) saw over 60 different companies attend the event on 13th May 2021, excited to hear how industry and Government could work together to combat the growing cyber threat.


Chaired by Maggie Titmuss, Director of Intelligence and Incident Response at Lloyds Banking Group and former Regional Head for North America at the UK National Crime Agency, the panel was comprised of industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic and included CEO of Digital Shadows Alastair Paterson and Shawn Henry, Director of the Global Cyber Alliance. The Panel was completed by Chairman of BlueVoyant Robert Hannigan, and Cyber Robot Director Sean Plankey who brought their knowledge and experience of supporting the UK and US Governments on cyber policy, respectively.


There was a lively opening discussion on protecting businesses and infrastructure from the increasing number of cyber-attacks around the world. The recent cyber-attack on the US pipelines was highlighted as an example, with panellists explaining the need to strengthen supply chains and address basic cyber security. This was said to be a common cause of attacks, and panellists were united in their call for further education and resources, as well as more public and private sector collaboration to combat the threat.


An exciting discussion was held on the sharing of information vs intelligence, particularly the difficulty doing so between the public sector and Government. One panellist praised the UK’s efforts and highlighted the initiative whereby the Government certifies incident responders, so that businesses and individuals feel confident in who to trust in the event of a cyber-attack. Attendees were engaged throughout the event and submitted a wide range of questions on topics including how to improve intelligence sharing, ransomware payments and basic cyber hygiene.


TCBN membership is now open! Make sure you join today to be the first to hear about our upcoming events, collaboration and networking opportunities and stakeholder engagement.