The scheme and eligibility criteria The Cyber Growth Partnership is a joint industry and Government group co-chaired by the Minister for Culture & The Digital Economy and the CEO of BT Group. The Partnership has been established to support the growth of the UK cyber security industry, with an emphasis on increasing exports. As part of the Partnership’s work to support the growth of the sector, and at industry’s request the government has developed a ‘light touch’ scheme that enables UK cyber security suppliers to government to be able to reference this fact publicly, for example when pursuing business overseas.
This has not been possible in some circumstances: for example some confidentiality clauses contained in government contracts do not always allow this. The scheme will enable companies to:
• Advertise the fact that they supply a cyber security product or service to the UK Government
• Use the Government’s logo in marketing material
• Appear (if they wish) on a public list of cyber suppliers to Government on .Gov website
The scheme is administered by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). It is intended to support UK companies in pursuing business opportunities worldwide in cyber security. It is open to all cyber security companies who have a current contract for the supply of cyber security products and services to the government, either direct or through a 3rd party supplier such as a prime contractor. With the latter, subcontractors should respect commercial confidentiality arrangements in contracts and seek the prime contractor’s permission to apply for the scheme. The Government is not responsible for checking that permission has been sought and agreed where an applicant to the scheme is an indirect third party in the contract.