Security Zone

ghThe dedicated Security Zone showcased security equipment and systems to counter priority threats, such as cyber attacks and terrorism, as well as an enlarged special forces and tactical equipment area. 

DSEI 2017 centralised the security sector's expertise with a bespoke community in order to increase networking opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors. As well as this the Minister of State for Security The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP made a Keynote Address on the 13th September

In 2015 the security zone was a huge success which resulted in a record number first-time exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment and technologies in conjunction with a catalogue of prime contractors such as Fujitsu, Dell, BAE Systems - Applied Intelligence, BT, CISCO and Intel.


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Showcased within the Security Zone were products and services ranging from security & special forces training, tactical equipment, perimeter security covert & overt surveillance & camera equipment and PPE, with exhibitors including CEIA, Palo Alto Networks, International Armoured Group, Barrett Communications, SFD Global, H. Henriksen, Bergans and BeaverFit.

Security Theatre at DSEI 2017

Expanded & Enhanced to Include:

  • Security capability demonstrations
  • The impact of international terrorism and regional instability on security decisions and humanitarian needs
  • The challenges of increased mass migration on border security and civil order
  • Evolving cyber technology and warfare: defensive and offensive
  • Developing the next generation of ‘cyber warriors’
  • Cyber intelligence and capability: the growing need for industry-government collaboration
  • Emerging security trends, e.g. UAS, Internet of Things, IP enabled infrastructure, vehicles and wearable devices


2017 Product Categories

At DSEI 2017, Security exhibitors will displayed products from over 60 categories including:
  • Ammunition
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Armoured Vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biometrics
  • Body Armour
  • Communications
  • Contraband detection
  • Counter-Surveillance
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Management
  • Encryption
  • Firearms
  • Homeland Security
  • Identification
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Night Vision
  • Police and Dual Use
  • Equipment
  • Reconnaissance Systems
  • Robotics
  • UAS

2017 Speakers

  • The Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security, Home Office
  • Brigadier Ben Kite OBE, Commander Joint Force Intelligence Group, UK MOD
  • Colonel John Matthews, Assistant Head, Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search (DEODS), British Army
  • Clive Jones, Deputy Director, Cyber Security, Department for International Trade
  • Marcus Chambers, Programme Director - Cyber Protection, UK MOD
  • Paul Chichester, Director Operations, National Cyber Security Centre
  • Richard Biers, Security Systems Programme Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)
  • Shaun Hipgrave, Head of Joint Security and Resilience Centre, Home Office


Security : Cyber, Border, CT & Homeland Resilience

The modern security threat environment is varied and complex. Intensifying state competition, regional instability, civil unrest and the borderless realm of cyberspace have manifested a number of emerging global trends. The Security Seminar will consider the evolving threat picture and role of industry and government in reshaping security policy and propelling capability into the future.

Seminar Programme

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  • “DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement. We are really looking forward to DSEI in September 2017.”
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • “I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • “I much look forward to DSEI 17. We intend to build on the very positive experience of DSEI 15 as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment”
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff
    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • "DSEI 17 will offer Joint Forces Command the opportunity to report on our plans for the future, in particular on operationalising our Warfare In The Information Age concept. I am looking forward to it."
    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
  • "DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .”
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • “DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.”
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament


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