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Securing the future
The UK’s national scaleup programme for the cyber security sector, Tech Nation Cyber is aimed at tech companies ready for growth, at home and abroad. The programme is looking for a second cohort, and accepting applications from the 14th of January.
Offering peer-to-peer learning, masterclasses led by expert scale coaches, meetups and an international trip organised in conjunction with the Department of International Trade (DIT), the programme will provide cyber security scaleups with invaluable skills, a powerful network – including peers, investors and potential clients – and the ability to implement changes to help their companies grow.
Applicants must meet the following criteria.
Seed funding at minimum, or £500,000+ in revenue if bootstrapped
Cyber is sector-specific, so applicants must be Cyber security focused.
Companies headquarters must be based in the United Kingdom.
Companies must employ 10 or more people.
How does the programme work?
Cyber is a six-month, non-residential programme to accelerate ambitious UK scaleups. From online training and phishing
Applications for Cyber opens on the 14th of January and closes on the 14th of February.
Four founder-focused sessions delivered by world-leading scale coaches covering core issues, from investment to the evolution of sales and international expansion.
Five intimate networking sessions designed with the wider leadership team in mind to foster peer-to-peer learning and explore the challenges faced by different roles and departments.
Three trips, including a thought leadership event and an international trip co-organised with DIT, to showcase companies at home and overseas.
The chance to share experiences, problem-solve with peers and learn from industry leaders and scale coaches who have been through the journey already.
Not convinced yet?
Read founder testimonials
Don’t take our word for it – last year’s programme received a Net Promoter Score of 72 and outstanding reviews from the Alumni. You can read what some of them said below.
Impact of Cyber 1.0
Our Cyber 1.0 cohort was spread all across the UK. Click on the locations to find a company near you in the cohort, and see what they thought of the programme.
Tech Nation is proud to be supported by these members of our judging panel and insight peers
“Most startup’s wish-lists look the same: customers, talent, capital – in that order. For Cyber Security companies these have been typically harder to acquire but the importance of the growth of this sector to the UK means things must change. Thankfully they are!”
Mike Kennedy, Downing Capital
Take a look at our Cyber Alumni
- Assuria Ltd
Reading | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @AssuriaLtd
The software house Assuria develops its own cyber security software solutions for a range of different uses and sectors; Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Vulnerability Assessment and Big Data Security Analytics amongst them. They have also developed an innovative and heavily automated multi-tenant SOC Management platform, which closely integrates their existing technologies.
- Awen Collective
Caerphilly | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @AwenCollective
Awen Collective is an award-winning software company that develop digital forensics software solutions for industrial control systems, robotics and internet-of-things devices. Their products consist of “Profile”, a compliance checking software tool for critical infrastructure, and “Dot”, an asset and risk discovery tool. Awen also offers consultations, training, digital forensics and incident response in industrial environments.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @coraxcyber
Corax provides data, modelling and loss analytics on the cyber exposure of millions of interconnected companies worldwide. With the help of its scalable technology platform, combined with an extensive dataset and probabilistic modelling, it enables them to accurately manage and predict cyber risk exposure and provide clients with precise risk assessments.
- Crypta Labs
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @CryptaLabs
Crypta Labs is eliminating weaknesses in traditional PRNG encryption with their patent-pending Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNG) technology. The technology measures the photons from light to create a truly random number which can be used to seed the generation of encryption keys that secure communication between devices.
- CybSafe Ltd
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @CybSafe
CybSafe Ltd is a cyber security and data analytics company. They are focused on influence, measurement and quantification of people-centric cyber security risks and resilience. Their subscription-based service provides the worlds first intelligent cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture risk management solution, fusing psychology and behavioural science with artificial intelligence and data science.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @DynaRisk
DynaRisk wants to help the average consumer and SMEs to protect themselves online and have created the world’s first personal Cyber Security Score; the score is determined by assessing over 70 risk factors, and indicates the likelihood of being defrauded or having information stolen. Alongside the score, users are given access to their own personal dashboard which contains an action plan, reports and more, tailored to their individual needs and designed to improve their safety online
- Fortium Technologies Ltd
Cardiff | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @FortiumTech
Fortium aims to keep sensitive content secure from pirates, hackers and unintentional distribution. They develop solutions for film, entertainment and broadcast industries, and their products focus on solving problems, with a minimal amount of impact on user workflows, so this means they are applied across a range of media content. Last year alone, MediaSeal protected film content totalling over $10bn in box office revenue.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @iProov
iProov assures the genuine presence of online users and authenticates this with biometrics, in the form of face and palm authentication. Their patented Flashmark technology is unique in protecting against replays and deepfake synthetic video attacks. Their IDMatcher tool makes it possible to prove peoples identity in an online self-serving context, by matching their faces against their photo ID.
- ISMS.online (Alliantist)
Brighton | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @isms_online
ISMS.online helps organisations demonstrate they can be trusted for information security management. This all-in-one place secure cloud service for ISO 27001, and much more, offers extensive end-to-end cyber security management, resilience and assurance of compliance for shareholders, customers, staff and supply chains.
- KeepNet Labs
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @keepnetlabs
Keepnet Labs protects businesses throughout the lifecycle of email-based cyber-attacks. They offer a full spectrum suite of email-based defence including threat monitoring, email threat simulation, user awareness and phishing incident response that encapsulates an integrated approach to people, processes and technology thus reducing threat in all areas of cyber risk.
- LuJam Security Ltd.
Bristol | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @LujamCyber
LuJam is making Cyber Security more financially manageable for small to mid-sized organisations, offering Advanced Cyber Protection Service starting at £3 - £5 per seat, per month. Their state-of-the-art data science provides visibility of your network activity, automatically deals with threats and immediately alerts users of issues.
Glasgow | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @my1login
My1Login has won multiple awards for their widely compatible Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution that eliminates password-related cyber-security risks and addresses critical compliance obligations such as GDPR. The technology eliminates the need to remember and reset passwords by storing authentication data (i.e. passwords) using client-side encryption.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @novastonemedia
Novastone built their solution from the ground up to satisfy security and operational requirements from their clients. They offer chat operating systems in the cloud or on-premise to organisations that use instant messaging internally or externally. They cater to everyone from banks to healthcare and have also integrated IM solutions for popular apps like WhatsApp.
- Quant Network
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @quant_network
Quant Network is aiming to provide solutions to build an internet we all can trust. They combine their experience in cyber security, government, industry and blockchain technology to create innovative products that will provide results, creating a secure online environment by verifying and validating the correspondence you send without leaving any personal data with them.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @redsift
Red Sift is making it possible and affordable for organisations of all sizes to defend themselves against cyber attacks. With their data analysis platform, The Red Sift Open Cloud, they enable faster development of cyber security tools to combat the rapidly evolving landscape of threats. With The Red Sift Open Cloud, they developed their award-winning product OnDMARC, a solution for blocking spear-phishing attacks, in less than 4 months.
Belfast | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @saltcontrol
SaltDNA builds secure enterprise mobile communication solutions. Their product provides secure voice calls, messaging, conference calls and image/file transfers. The founders of SaltDNA share a background in enterprise security, telecoms, network optimisation and mobile application development and used this experience to create the first solution for encrypted communications between devices with centralised control for the enterprise.
- SE Labs Ltd
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @selabsuk
With the goal of improving information technology security, SE Labs assesses products and services designed to detect attacks and protect against intrusions. They test a range of solutions, including endpoint software, network appliance and cloud services. The testing of commercial products makes it possible to discover areas of improvement for detection and protection.
Belfast | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @SkurioC
Skurio is on a mission to reduce digital risk by identifying threats, detecting data breaches outside the network and automating response. Our Cloud-based SaaS solution, BreachAlert, continuously monitors the open, deep and Dark Web to identify potential threats and discover breaches of corporate data. Tailored searches are quick and easy to set up and automatically alert security teams when data has been published, enabling effective action to be taken faster to deal with the impact, mitigate risk and minimise loss
- White Bullet Solutions Limited
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security
White Bullet Solutions protects brands and media companies by preventing ad fraud and helping them stay IP risk compliant. Their AI analyses and scores websites or apps that may be breaching copyright on intellectual property. This enables advertisers, search engines and ISPs to avoid funding criminal sites and activity online.
- XQ Cyber
Cheltenham | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @XQCyber
With a vision of making cyber security available to everyone, simplified and easy to use, XQ Cyber focuses on protecting customers from cybercrime with their service, CyberScore. The automated cyber security testing and peer rating service converts technical data drawn from computer networks into a clear, concise risk rating and improvement plans.
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