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Secure Chorus publishes its Annual Report FY 2018-2019

SECURE CHORUS, 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Secure Chorus, a not-for-profit membership organisation,published its Annual Report FY 2018-2019.

Secure Chorus’ Annual report FY 2018-2019 was on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM), which was held on September 18, 2019 in London, UK.

Chairman’s Statement:

Dear Stakeholders,

Since the founding of Secure Chorus, as a not for profit membership organisation, our vision has been consistent: to become a thought leader in the development of multi-brand ecosystems of cybersecurity products and services that adopt the Secure Chorus technical approach of “interoperability, security and auditability by design.”

The world is facing a growing number of complex and interconnected cybersecurity challenges. In isolation, these are daunting. Faced simultaneously, we will struggle if we do not work together. There has never been a more pressing need for a collaborative and multi-stakeholder approach to shared global cybersecurity problems.

Our mission is to serve as a platform for multi-stakeholder co-operation for the development and adoption of common technology standards by multi-brand ecosystems of technology products that have a requirement for interoperability, security and auditability by design.

FY 2018-2019 was another strong year of strategic execution for Secure Chorus, marked by the establishment of important governance structures, including the Strategy Committee and the Standards Committee, as well as thought-leadership structures including the inward-focusing Standardisation Track Technical Activity, and the Implementation Track Technical Activity and the outward-focusing Thought Leadership Platform initiative.

We are very proud to announce that in this past financial year we developed a technology roadmap that meets our members’ and market requirements. We published our first set of interoperability standards for encrypted voice calls specifically aimed at enterprise users and which has created a much-needed breakthrough, setting a strong step ahead to develop interoperability standards for developers of multimedia apps.

Our public engagement strategy was aimed at providing an in-depth yet accessible flow of content, offering insight into topics and challenges that occupy the attention of private and public sector leaders. Secure Chorus writing credits on the topic of cybersecurity include articles published in influential British and international media. Secure Chorus also established new strong relations with important information security, standards and industry forums, as well as continuing to foster established ones. The results of this strategic focus originated several invitations to speak at important global forums.

Over the past year our membership base has continued grow, while our existing members have renewed their engagement, reflecting their commitment to – and expectations from – Secure Chorus as a global platform for multi-stakeholder cooperation and impact. Our members are world-class organisations, including governments, public sector, private sector and academia with a strong interest in developing capabilities for solving key information security challenges. They are the driving force behind Secure Chorus’ programmes.

It is satisfying that many of our achievements continue to be the direct outcome of the collaborative efforts between the public and private sector to establish Secure Chorus as a global community of thought leaders that believe passionately in the power of multi-stakeholder engagement and open standards to address the secure communication challenges of our global digital economy.

We are also extremely proud to report that Secure Chorus has played a key role in supporting the UK National Cyber Security Centre’s work to make “the UK the safest place to live and do work on line.” The importance of our work was underlined by the fact that the UK Government renewed its commitment to fund Secure Chorus as part of its £1.9bn transformation investment in the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

I would like to thank everyone for making FY 2018-2019 a successful year. We look forward to another year of providing the necessary common standards and capabilities for making our global digital environments safer.

Elisabetta Zaccaria

Chairman

The Annual Report 2018-2019 is available to members and other interested parties via this link.

About Secure Chorus Ltd

Secure Chorus is a not-for-profit membership organisation serving as a platform for multi-stakeholder cooperation, for the development of forward-looking strategies, common technology standards and tangible capabilities in the field of information security.

For more information visit www.securechorus.org and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

For further information please contact:

Secure Chorus Ltd                                                         via PRPR
Elisabetta Zaccaria, Chairman

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Peter Rennison
Email: pr@prpr.co.uk
Phone number:  +44 (0) 7831 208109

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