Cybercrime: Northern Ireland

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage inward investment in cyber security in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

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.

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