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In the ever-evolving digital age, partnering with Universal Defence and Security Solutions is the smart choice for governments, security firms, militaries and commercial entities alike. 

Digital Security for Defence: We Keep You Ahead of the Threat

We understand that although it is usually necessary to start with small, concrete steps, the winners in a world characterised by great power confrontation will be those who make transformative changes to their organisation, equipment and methods – and do this faster than their opponents can match.
This starts with mastering data from all sources. UDSS advises on how governments, Armed Forces and commercial enterprises can connect to and fuse all the available sources of data available to them. This extends from experience with in-house, highly classified data and across the massive arena of open-source information. For many clients, this is about how they develop intelligence and command control systems that operate more like newsrooms, pushing out constant updates, than build the old repositories of information used to answer specific questions as they arise.
Doing this well requires both mastering access to secure cloud and assembling and operating the AI tools that manage the quantity and speed of information necessary to support ministers, officials, commanders, staff officers and business leaders manage complex problems surrounded by risk and uncertainty. UDSS experts lead the way in how the spectrum of data, cloud and AI capability that is being developed at pace in the civil sector can be applied swiftly, and effectively to a range of military, public sector, and wider commercial undertakings.


  • Harnessing Digital Expertise for High-Level Defence Intelligence

    One of UDSS’ unique capabilities is the combination of Digital expertise, including in new programming and acquisition pathways, with the leadership, technical, and analytical expertise found at the very top of UK’s Defence Intelligence Service. We can conceive, design and construct intelligence, and come on control systems that unite technology with deep, senior operator insight.
  • Innovating Data Visualization and Distribution Through Advanced Technology

    UDSS connects its profound understanding of data skills to the rapid development of technology that expedites how information is presented, visualised, and distributed. This includes the application of rapidly emerging technology, such as Single Synthetic environments, distributed via our expertise in leading resilient and secure networks.
  • Ensuring Maximum Cyber Defence Through Deep Expertise

    Running through all of this is, of course, the imperative of the strongest practical levels of cyber defence. UDSS includes some of the most senior figures who were responsible for the operations of GCHQ and military cyber. This includes being steeped in encryption and how to manage all levels of information security. We are able to bring this strength in depth to clients considering their options in cyber policy, strategy and technology.
  • Pioneering Robotics and Autonomy for Advanced Defence Capabilities

    As the arena of digital age technologies being applied to defence and national security grows, UDSS is providing pace-setting advice on the adoption of robotics and autonomy in new navies, armies, and air forces that become a human machine, team of manned, unmanned, and autonomous capability. This often starts with supporting the experimentation with and evolution of small unmanned and autonomous platforms, but UDSS is at the forefront of thinking about how the military ‘Internet of Things’ delivers networks of sensors and weapons across all domains in ways that create decisive operational advantage and reduce the risks of failure and loss.


Meet Our Experts

PHIL OSBORN CBE Former Chief of Defence Intelligence
During over three decades in UK Defence, Phil has accrued extensive experience of leadership and command, intelligence and cyber, force design and capability planning, and transformation. Originally Tornado aircrew, most recently he was Chief of Defence Intelligence until end 2018, responsible for the provision of strategic intelligence to Defence and Government, ISR co-ordination and counter-intelligence, as well as Defence leadership of offensive and defensive cyber. Previously, Phil commanded one of the two operational RAF Groups, and stood-up the 2.5Bn/yr Joint Forces Command (now Strategic Command) Capability Portfolio.
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Steve Thornber
Steve Thornber CBE Former Assistant Chief of Staff Joint Intelligence
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