To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage inward investment in cyber security in Northern Ireland.
This department works closely with Invest Northern Ireland, promoting and showcasing Northern Ireland’s (NI) world-class cyber security capability, through our overseas network, inward missions and at major industry events such as Infosec and Mobile World Congress. More recently, this Department supported Invest Northern Ireland to secure investments from US cyber security companies: Black Duck Software and Rapid7, creating over 100 jobs in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the number one international investment location for US cyber security firms. A US inward mission to showcase Northern Ireland’s technology and cyber security is scheduled for 2018.