London for cyber

London for cyber security
It's no secret that London takes cyber security seriously. Europe's leading financial centre also offers incredible access to digitally advanced customers, innovative talent and major investment opportunities. Here are five reasons why cyber security is London's domain.

1. Customers

As one of the world's most digitised societies, the capital's market is ready and waiting with a diverse base of customers – 92% of 16-74 year-olds shop online in the UK, the highest amount in Europe.[1]

2. Talent

London and the UK attract top experts and the numbers prove it. The UK has the largest cyber security workforce in Europe at 365,823, with 27% of cyber jobs based in London.[2]

3. Research

Few global cities can match the vibrancy of London's research environment. Academia, business and government are energised by collaboration, with backing from four London universities recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in cyber security research.[3]

London is quite simply the best place for TradingHub to be located as our staffing needs require finance experience, coding expertise and graduates with strong results from great universities.

4. Government support

Cyber companies in London fully support the government's £1.9bn investment to the UK's National Cyber Security Strategy, rolling out until 2021. Their mission is simple: to make Britain "the safest place in the world to live and do business online".[4]

5. Investment

London cyber security firms raised $768m in the first eight months of 2021, which is more than the total funding for 2020.[5] London-based Darktrace, which uses AI to detect cyber attacks, saw its shares soar when it priced its initial public offering at £1.7bn, becoming one of the biggest new tech listings in London this year.[6]


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