Protected: Our Current Partners

JSaRC works with numerous organisations from the security sector to achieve its aims. The specialist knowledge and expertise of the personnel associated with these organisations are extremely valuable to the government’s efforts in meeting its security challenges.

Our Current Partners

Academic RiSC was established in 2014 to encourage greater academic involvement in research that aims to solve challenges in national security and has now grown to a network of around 50 UK universities. It is recognised by the Home Office, other government departments and by industry as an important conduit to expertise in this field and is currently chaired by Cranfield University.

More information on Academic RiSC can be found here.

ADS is the trade association advancing the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries and has over 1,100 member companies across all four sectors, with over 950 of these companies identified as Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs).

The UK’s security and resilience sector provides solutions to challenges we all face today and continues to make a major contribution to growth and prosperity in every part of the country. Turnover growth of 142% since 2010 means security and resilience is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK directly employing 114,000 people and supporting 3,000 apprentices across the sector. Security exports are worth £5.2bn to the UK, with cyber security worth £2.1bn of the total, and the UK is the fourth largest security exporter worldwide.


ADS is a founding partner of, and serves as the secretariat for, the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC). Both directly and as an active member of RISC, ADS works with JSaRC daily. This includes delivering Security and Policing, the Home Office’s official event; policy activities on issues such as security procurement; operational projects such as Crowded Spaces; and providing two secondees in support of the JSaRC work programme.

More information on ADS can be found here.

Airbus is a global leader in the defence sector, the largest defence supplier in Europe, and among the top 10 defence companies worldwide. It manufactures tactical and strategic airlifters, multi-role aerial tankers and advanced combat aircraft. In addition to designing, developing and manufacturing military aircraft, Airbus offers a broad range of services to fully support its customers.

Airbus is also the no. 3 company worldwide in secure communication platforms, delivering agile, innovative, data-driven digital services for defence and cyber security applications.

Airbus and JSaRC

Airbus supports the work of JSaRC by supplying experienced secondees.

More information on Airbus and its security offerings can be found here.

Twitter: @AirbusDefence, @AirbusSpace

IBM has become a stalwart of the computer industry since its establishment over a century ago, and now serves clients in many different industries globally. It is a world leader in building robust and effective cyber security strategies for its clients. The IBM Security Strategy and Risk services team is a trusted resource for its clients providing solutions covering:

– Business security strategy development

– Protecting digital assets, users and data

– Managing defences against growing threats

– Securing hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure

From strategic advisory consulting, incident response, design and deploying services to cloud and managed security services, IBM® helps its clients stay ahead of cyber criminals.

Further information on IBM’s security offering can be found here.

RISC is the leading inclusive alliance of trade associations, suppliers and other organisations representing the UK’s security and resilience sector.

Established in 2007, RISC serves as the principal channel of communication between the UK security and resilience industry, the Homeland Security Group (HSG) within the Home Office, and other government departments and agencies on security-related requirements and policy issues. RISC represents around 6,000 companies by virtue of the representative organisations which participate.

The Chairmanship of RISC is currently held by Sir Kevin Tebbit (formerly the Director of GCHQ, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, and currently Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs at Smiths Group plc).

Alongside the Minister for Security, the Chairman of RISC co-chairs the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership (SRGP), which meets three times a year as the UK’s primary strategic forum designed to shape and oversee the activity of government-industrial cooperation on security issues.

Further information on RiSC can be found here.

Smiths Detection is one of five operating divisions of Smiths Group, a global technology company employing over 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

The company is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world class detection and screening technology for the aviation, ports and borders, urban security and military. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, it delivers solutions to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Renowned for delivering best in class expertise, equipment and support, Smiths Detection is relied upon by customers from multiple sectors to help them make the world a safer and more secure place.

More information about Smiths Detection’s products and services can be found here.

Sopra Steria designs, develops and delivers technology solutions that achieve strategic outcomes and meet specific business challenges. The company combines collaborative consultancy and strategic expertise with sector specialisms, digital best practice and accelerated delivery.

A European leader in digital transformation, Sopra Steria provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Services.

Sopra Steria has been appointed by the Home Office to deliver a modern, digital service to securely validate and digitise passport application forms and supporting evidence.

More information on the company can be found here.


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