The draw for the 2019-20 RAF Cup and Plate took place at our head office in Reading and was carried out by Sir Chris Coville and overseen by Flt Lt Nicola McNamee. We are thrilled to once again be supporting this event and look forward to supporting the teams on the side-lines. Good luck to all the teams taking part.
Winners of the event will receive the Keith Christie Trophy. A trophy named in honour and memory of the former RAF Senior Representative Team Head Coach who passed away in 2015. During his career, Warrant Officer Keith Christie gave outstanding service of the highest order to the Royal Air Force over which time he committed 30 years to Royal Air Force Sport; his main focus being the delivery of Service Football.
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SecureCloud+ are delighted to support the Cyber League in their pursuit to find more Cyber Security talent and drive the talent pipeline to address the UK critical cyber skills shortage – all through competitive fun!
Cyber League offers a unique opportunity for future cyber graduates to test their talents in team-based capture-the-flag challenges throughout the academic year. The league will test teams across a broad spectrum of cyber knowledge and skills, promoting active competition and community between universities across the country.
Want to get involved – contact us!
SecureCloud+ is delighted to announce that Sir Christopher Coville has joined the Company as our Senior Defence Advisor. ‘Sir Chris’ joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 and served several tours of duty as an operational Lightning, Phantom and Tornado F3 pilot in the Air Defence role. He completed several senior appointments, in command an in the staffs, finishing his RAF career in the rank of Air Marshal, as Commander-in-Chief of Personnel and Training Command, with an Air Force Board position as Air Member for Personnel.
Sir Chris has enjoyed a successful second career in business and in the Third Sector. He is past Chairman of Westland Helicopters Ltd (2005-February 2011), and past Chairman of the European Aerospace Companies’ Rotorcraft Group (2004-12). His portfolio includes Defence and Security Advisor roles to BT, EMC and Rockwell Collins UK. In recognition of his leadership role in Cyber and STEM Skills Development, he is a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) community of interest, a frequent speaker to the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) and is a Special Advisor with the Aviation Skills Partnership.
Sir Chris said: ‘I am extremely pleased to be joining team SecureCloud+. This dynamic young company is at the leading edge of the information revolution, delivering solutions to the public and private sectors that enable safe, efficient and innovative exploitation of communications and decision-making capabilities. Alongside Peter Williamson and his colleagues, I look forward to helping SecureCloud+ building even further on its already impressive range of products and services.’
SecureCloud+, a trusted provider of next-generation secure information systems to government and defence, has been contracted by the Royal Air Force to deliver network collaboration services for Team Tempest.
The Tempest programme brings together the UK’s world leading industry and sovereign capabilities across future combat air’s four key technology areas: advanced combat air systems and integration (BAE Systems); advanced power and propulsion systems (Rolls-Royce); advanced sensors, electronics and avionics (Leonardo) and advanced weapon systems (MBDA), all of which have joined with the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office to form Team Tempest.
Peter Williamson, founder and CEO of SecureCloud+, said: “We have a proven track record of delivering defence contacts on time and on budget using modern technologies to promote better communications. Our innovation and agility are critical components to rapidly build and develop greater collaboration.
“We are pleased to support Team Tempest and the vision for the Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative. This contract reinforces our commitment to innovation. And it is not just about secure collaboration – it is also about managing digital assets across industries to remove barriers to sharing and building trusted teamwork.”
Air Commodore Linc Taylor: “This is a critical programme that will deliver huge value for UK military defence capabilities. We have a long history of delivering world-class combat systems through collaboration with our best industries; this capability offers us the ability to fundamentally change the way we work and share information within and across our teams.”
Security & Policing is a Home Office event in its 30th year which attracts a mixed audience of attendees from Border Agencies, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services to demonstrate shared situational awareness and inter-agency collaboration with innovative technology from SecureCloud+ and other organisations.
We are proud to have been awarded the prime position within this year’s LIVE IMMERSIVE AREA. This area will address the need for insight into the complexities of multi-agency collaboration in counter-terrorism, prohibited goods, human trafficking and security of our borders.
Visit us: Live Immersive Area or stand E68.
The need to maximise information sharing and cooperation across all departments, organisations and agencies is vital in combating modern-day challenges. To experience first-hand how our technologies and services increase security and productivity, visit us in the Live Immersive Area or stand E68.
All visitors are subject to Home Office approval. Possession of security clearance does not guarantee entrance to the event so please register here.
We were fortunate to host Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Hillier, at SecureCloud+ in Reading. It was a worthwhile afternoon discussing plans for RAF 100 including the Static Aircraft Display Tour and the buzz surrounding the STEM Zone.
It was also a great opportunity to chat about the RAF Girls Festival of Rugby at RAF Halton on 29th April, which we are supporting and all the outstanding work that our Martin Hancock is doing with the Cyber Cadets – circa 6,000 cadets now have a cyber certification which is outstanding! We also ran through a couple capability demonstrations…..a great afternoon.
Although we have supported the majority of the key pledges of the Armed Forces Covenant since we were established in 2014, we are proud to announce that we are now officially part of the Armed Forces Covenant Community.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. The pledge is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is our commitment to you.
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Our reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career. They play a central role alongside Regulars to meet Defence requirements, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and in our Reservists case – cyber. Reserve units are increasingly paired with and train alongside Regular units and, when required, work alongside them. On September 8th we were proud to celebrate the loyalty and commitment of not only our Reservists at SecureCloud+ but all the Reservists nationally.