PRN: Roke Senior Manager Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Defence Cyber Security

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Roke Senior Manager Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Defence Cyber Security


ROMSEY, England, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Intellect, the trade body for the UK's technology sector, has given Dr Andrew Rogoyski the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his work as chairman of its Cyber Security Group, which is part of its Defence and Security Programme.

Rogoyski is Security Sector Leader at Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring Group company, and was one of only four senior industry figures to receive an award. At Roke, Rogoyski is responsible for setting the direction of the R&D team to develop strategy, as well as driving research of new technologies that detect and counter new forms of cyber threat to government and commercial organisations.

David Callaghan, President of Intellect's main board, said: "The Cyber Group is a very successful element of our Defence and Security programme and Andrew is one of the key reasons for this. He has been highly committed, focused and helpful in his support to Intellect and its members. He has also greatly assisted us with the formation of the Virtual Task Force, providing first-class industry expertise and guidance to the group."

Rogoyski created Intellect's Cyber Security Group in 2008 to provide a coherent voice for the cyber security industry. This includes defence, homeland security and resilience, as well as the protection of critical national infrastructure. The group provides a channel for government, industry and the wider stakeholder community to discuss policy, strategy and implementation issues.

Several government departments have been working with Rogoyski to help shape their industry engagement strategies on cyber security. This has provided industry views on the role of government in cyber security which has highlighted the need to engage at a strategic level and improve information sharing. Rogoyski is also a member of Intellect's Security & Resilience management team and has recently joined the RISC Council, which aims to help government and the Critical National Infrastructure deliver a more secure and safe environment for UK citizens.

About Intellect

Intellect was formed in May 2002 and is the leading trade association representing the UK technology industry, as a result of the merger of many trade associations in the sector - some of whose roots date back to the 1930s. With 800 SME and multinational member companies, Intellect delivers a powerful voice for the technology sector which comprises the information and communications technologies (ICT), electronics manufacturing and design and consumer electronics (CE) sectors, including defence and space-related IT.

About Roke

Roke, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is one of the UK's leading suppliers of innovative solutions and contract R&D, pioneering developments in electronic sensors, networks and communications technology. It employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name.

Roke has over 50 years of communications experience, providing customers with technology consultancy through to product development. Its communications expertise is focused on wireless technologies and it has actively participated in 3G standardisation, including LTE. For many years Roke has undertaken radio access network (RAN) and core network (CN) specification, architecture and design, together with the implementation and customisation of wireless physical and link layers for both the commercial mobile communications and defence markets.

About Chemring

  • Chemring is a manufacturing business with facilities in eight countries selling high technology electronics and energetic products to over eighty countries worldwide.
  • The Company has a diverse portfolio of products protecting military people and platforms against a constantly changing threat.
  • Operating in high margin, niche markets with short product development timescales, Chemring has the agility to rapidly react to urgent customer needs.
  • Chemring adopts a balanced strategy of organic growth and small bolt-on acquisitions, and maintains balanced geographic and market profiles, with a growing presence in non-NATO countries.
  • Strong R&D investment for new products and improvements in technology continually allows Chemring to expand its addressable markets.
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