The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) mission is to advance Information Assurance to ensure that the UK’s Information Society has a robust, resilient and secure foundation. Further, IAAC intends that users of digital products and services should be confident these are safe and secure for them, their families and their businesses.
IAAC as an industry sponsored, not-for-profit organisation, is engaged in the development of policy recommendations to government and corporate leaders at the highest levels. We have established a unique reputation for being a neutral honest broker of ideas focussed on emerging information assurance issues that are not yet being considered by other parties. IAAC believes that no single UK sector can create a safe and secure information society by itself. Our strategy is therefore that Government, the private sector, academia and others need to work together to create a common vision of the future Information Society that informs a shared understanding of the main information assurance challenges and cyber security challenges to be addressed.
We invite all interested people to our workshops and encourage them to join in the highly animated debates that normally take place. All our products are put free of charge in the public domain as soon as they are published.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Established over 40 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members.
Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.
We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Security Commonwealth is an umbrella organisation of independent membership bodies across the security industry. It provides a forum to consult and co-operate in the common interest and in the promotion of professionalism, best practice and information sharing to enhance UK security.
The Security Commonwealth aims to be the all-inclusive industry advocate on security issues in the UK, to create lasting networks and alliances and to promote and lead the security industry with a single voice.
Membership includes most of the major security membership organisations in the UK, such as ASIS UK, the Security Institute, the International Professional Security Association, the Association of Security Consultants, the Institute of Private Investigators, and the Cross-sector Security and Safety Communications.
Other members include the National Security Inspectorate, the British Security Industry Association, the Royal United Services Institute, Crime Prevention Associations, Project Griffin, National Cyber Security Alliance and Resilience First.
Sector based membership organisations include Sister Banks, the Pharmaceutical Industry Security Forum (PISF), the National Association for Healthcare Security, the British Institute of Facilities Management and many other organisations covering all security disciplines including counter terrorism, physical security, personnel security and cyber security.
The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is a young and growing institute with over 40 established and early-career researchers in central London and a mission to lead research, advanced teaching and knowledge exchange in the UK and internationally. It is strongly interdisciplinary and has academic experts in disaster management, emergency planning, organisational and community resilience, mobile technology and data science, critical infrastructure, and natural and technological hazards. It is strongly multi-national both with researchers drawn from around the world and projects run globally. The IRDR is driving new research in cascading crises in modern society, conflict and disaster humanitarian response, digital health in emergencies, and gender responsiveness resilience. It hosts the Humanitarian Tech Hub which aims to link researchers, innovators and practitioners and develop innovative products, systems and training to meet humanitarian challenges.
The IRDR runs masters and diploma degree programmes in risk, disaster and resilience, and offers flexible learning to allow practitioners to study selected modules over 5 years. Students are encouraged to partner with companies and organisations for their dissertation projects. The IRDR runs masterclasses for practitioners and education programmes for schools, and aims to keep the public informed through its well-attended lively open events and interviews in the media.
The IRDR impacts policymaking and consults to governments, organisations and communities. With disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire and the threat of terrorism, the IRDR is working to support business and community resilience for instance by developing practical benchmarking tools. Working with London and UK partners, it contributes to London emergency planning, including the training of gold command of London Resilience. Professor David Alexander’s practical guide on how to write an emergency plan has been downloaded over 10,000 since 2017. The IRDR has active engagement with London First and Resilience First. It aims to exchange knowledge with the community to make London the most resilient and vibrant city in the world and an exemplar for cities globally.
To find out more, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr
100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.
Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.
Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:
- Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts
- Expert support for development of a robust Resilience Strategy
- Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their Resilience Strategies
- Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.
Through these actions, 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens.
100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation is financially supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed as a sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides governance and operational infrastructure to its sponsored projects.
100RC has staff and offices in New York, London, Mexico City, and Singapore to support the work in cities across regions.
The London Climate Change Partnership, LCCP is the centre for expertise on climate change adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in London.
London is a world centre for finance, transport, politics and culture. However, many of the elements that make London an attractive place are vulnerable to our current weather and future climate. We are driving forward awareness and action on climate change so that London is able to remain a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
LCCP is comprised of public, private and community sector organisations that have a role to play in preparing London for extreme weather today and climate change in the future. We have worked to increase climate resilience within and between sectors in London for the last decade. In that time we have made a lot of progress and collectively understand more now about the city’s vulnerabilities and the impacts we expect climate change to have. But there is still much to do. We have renewed our focus in our vision to 2020 to set out what needs to be done next.
Cyber Rescue is the European market leader in helping executives lead business recovery when digital defences are breached. Organisations like the FT, the IoD, Nokia, Nomura and Vodafone turn to the experts at Cyber Rescue for run dynamic simulations of attack, governance dashboards and cyber continuity plans.
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