JSaRC Update – 3 July 2020

Published on 03 July 2020

JSaRC Update – 3 July 2020

Welcome to the latest Update from the Joint Security and Resilience Centre.

It’s been a busy few months since the JSaRC team delivered the Security and Policing event back in early March. The team continues to focus on the delivery of our work programme and engaging with industry and academia.

We’re pleased to welcome two new starters to the team, Juliet Edwards and Cecilia Henson. Appointed as Project Managers within our Joint Response Team, both Juliet and Cecilia bring a wealth of skills and experience to the team.

JSaRC taking part in a TechUK panel discussion

Last week, two of our JSaRC team members took part in The Emergency Services post-COVID webinar hosted by TechUK. The aim of the discussion was to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our emergency services and justice system. The full article can be found here.

DHS S&T – Silicon Valley Innovation Programme

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology has launched a funding opportunity on Preventing Forgery & Counterfeiting of Certifications and Licences. DHS is interested in solutions that apply decentralized identifiers and resilient registries to the issuance and verification of identifiers, attestations and credentials to enhance their security, while employing privacy respecting mechanisms that implement standards-based, multi-platform interoperability. Further details on how to apply can be found here.

£200 million support fund launched

The UK Government has recently launched a £200 million support fund to help businesses recovering from the impact of COVID-19, who need urgent financial funding to keep their innovative ideas and projects alive. Further details on how to apply can be found here.

Think Before You Link – CPNI guidance

Malicious profiles pose a risk to staff, organisations and national security. To help defend against this threat, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has developed a campaign – Think Before You Link – providing education around malicious profiles and how to react to their approach. The full guidance can be found here.

Cyber security now and in the future

Guidance is now available from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on how to mitigate the risk of a cyber security attack whilst working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information can be found here.


The JSaRC Team