The top of MI5 will make his first joint public look with counterparts from the 5 Eyes intelligence companies amid warnings in regards to the threats to UK companies from overseas states.
Ken McCallum will seem alongside fellow spy chiefs from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand at an occasion hosted by the FBI afterward Tuesday.
He stated: “The UK is seeing a pointy rise in aggressive makes an attempt by different states to steal aggressive benefit.
“It’s the identical throughout all 5 of our international locations.
“The stakes at the moment are extremely excessive on rising applied sciences; states which prepared the ground in areas like synthetic intelligence, quantum computing and artificial biology can have the facility to form all our futures.
“All of us must be conscious, and reply, earlier than it’s too late.”
All 5 figures are set to participate in a fireplace chat with former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice to debate threats to companies throughout their residence nations.
They met firstly of the primary Rising Expertise and Securing Innovation Safety Summit in Silicon Valley, which can even be attended by enterprise chiefs and lecturers.
Australian Safety Intelligence Organisation director-general Mike Burgess known as the summit “an unprecedented response to an unprecedented menace”.