RISC International

Introduction to RISC International

The RISC International working group (informally known as RISC International) manages the international strands of work arising from the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership and from RISC Council. It leads RISC’s working relationship with the Department for Business and Trade’s UK Defence and Security Exports (UKDSE), as well as other relevant international-focused departments and agencies. RISC International works to support the implementation of UK national security objectives overseas and to fulfil the international economic potential of the UK’s Security and Resilience sector.

Current activities

RISC International and UKDSE are working together to promote UK security exports and to implement the 2019 Security Export Strategy through the following work strands:

  • Contribute to market analysis on priority countries;
  • Help deliver capability packages;
  • Host joint events at security conferences;
  • Support HM Government with security sector specialists.

These work strands will be updated over time and are subject to change.








Photo of the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, launching the 2019 Security Export Strategy at DSEI 2019








Photo of the signing of the Collaborative Agreement at Security and Policing 2019

[Pictured from left to right: John Howe, Thales; Mark Goldsack, DIT DSO; Sir Kevin Tebbit, RISC; Paul Everitt, ADS; Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, DIT; Elizabeth Sheldon, Evidence Talks; John Mahon, DIT; Shaun Hipgrave, JSaRC]

Key links

Security Export Strategy (September 2019)

Collaborative Agreement between HM Government and RISC on the RISC International Working Group (March 2019)

RISC International Working Group Terms of Reference (February 2019)

Key partners

Department for Business and Trade’s UK Defence and Security Exports

techUK – International Trade programme

British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – Export Council

ADS – Security Export Focus Group (SEFG)