Academic RISC is a consortium of academics, providing expertise and advice to Government regarding the UK’s ongoing security and resilience needs. ARISC is being refreshed in partnership with JSaRC, Home Office, and supported by the Government Chief Science Adviser community. ARISC will enhance diversity of collaboration between academia, industry, and government; synthesise knowledge, skills and experience; and develop early career researchers according to need. When fully funded, ARISC will horizon-scan, identify policy needs and facilitate high-level engagement/communication. ARISC continues to develop strong partnerships with existing networks, for example the National Cyber Security Centre’s networks, ACE (Home Office), SPRITE+ and PETRAS.