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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
September 6, 2019

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WATCH: Fostering collaboration between the UK government and private security sector

The UK government has made efforts in recent years to harness the private security sector – both in terms of technology and expertise – to bolster public safety and national defence.

IFSEC 2019, Europe’s largest integrated security event, offered a platform for the security industry to network with the bodies that emerged from this strategy.

IFSEC TV visited this feature – The Government Pavilion – to speak to key figures at the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSARC).

Ralph Wilkins, innovation partner, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Launched in December 2016 DASA is a UK government body that “finds and funds” innovative technologies to support the UK’s security and defence needs. Its avowed vision: “to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world.”

Its 50-strong team includes professionals from defence, security, the private sector and academia.

Angela Essel, head of joint response team, Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSARC)

The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) was established to foster greater collaboration between the UK government and UK security sector.

Founded in 2016 by the UK Home Office JSaRC works to enhance security outcomes for the United Kingdom by combining government, academic and private sector expertise.

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