Helping the UK’s leading cyber security scaleups to accelerate their growth
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.
We’re delighted to offer 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) to our second cohort. The programme will continue to 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
Introducing our Cyber 2.0 cohort
Our Cyber 2.0 cohort specialise in everything from predicting human risk to fighting fake merchandise online. They bring varied skillsets and expertise to the table in a time when cyber security is more important than ever.
Read more about them here:
Belfast | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @Ampliphae
Ampliphae is an easy-to-deploy, sophisticated and affordable cloud-discovery, security and compliance platform, allowing businesses to take back control of the cloud. Ampliphae quickly finds all the SaaS applications in use on your network, monitors adoption rates, sees who is using what service, and, where necessary, migrates users from non-compliant services to approved ones.
ANGOKA is an IoT security company focused on protecting M2M communications for Smart Cities and Mobility. Headquartered in Belfast, with offices in London and The Hague, ANGOKA offers solutions that protect devices’ identities. With an increase of inherently insecure networks coming online with the boom of IoT, ANGOKA’s solutions safeguard critical machine-to-machine communication integrity and data provenance, creating trusted connections, even in untrustworthy networks.
ANGOKA is the only cybersecurity company to win a place on Zenzic’s CAM Scale-Up Programme, delivered in partnership with Plug and Play. ANGOKA was also the first NI start-up to be selected for NCSC’s Cyber Accelerator, who reviewed and assessed ANGOKA’s technology. ANGOKA is also an alumnus of Seraphim Space Camp and Yes!Delft. Finally, ANGOKA has been awarded several Innovate UK R&D projects, which focus on securing quantum communications (led by BT) and two drone project.
Cyber attacks, customer trust, new data protection, privacy compliance requirements, and the rapid adoption of new technology are introducing unanticipated risks. AuditComply revolutionises the way organisations manage their risk, compliance and quality programs. It automates various workflows and aggregates risk data in support of cross-organization collaboration for risk management.
People, not technology, have become the most common target for cyber attackers. Bob's Business provides cyber security awareness training courses to businesses, including phishing training and compliance courses. It empowers individuals to take ownership of their data and their cybersecurity behaviours by providing content that relates to them on an individual basis which will become increasingly important as the lines between home and work blur.
ByzGen's enterprise-grade, blockchain-inspired, Trusted Data Exchange Platform enables businesses and organisations to exchange their most sensitive and commercially valuable data between disparate partners, supply chains and stakeholders. It ensures absolute originator control, verifiable data states, provable histories and the highest levels of security for all critical enterprise data.
Cyan Forensics helps law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content. Its new generation of tools provide dramatically accelerated on-site or lab-based digital triage for policing, effective protection for social media, cloud and messaging apps, and empowering governments to achieve policy goals.
CyberSmart provides a unique approach to automating cyber security and compliance in line with (and exceeding) government standards, in order to protect against over 99% of cyber incidents. With its centralised dashboard, desktop and mobile apps, the service reduces the Cyber Essentials certification time from months to hours, making remote auditing the de facto approach for the industry, all whilst checking, fixing and monitoring compliance 24/7.
Dataswift is a technology company that enables everyone to benefit from the ethical data economy, by providing the essential tools to give, take and use data responsibly. They offer a range of products that: give individuals ownership and control over their personal data; build richer relationships between individuals and enterprises through policy-driven processing and portability; built upon a rigorous ethical framework and scalable technology in the cloud.
London | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @ExateTech
eXate is the "Ink Bomb for Data" and protects production data in order to unlock its value. As a result, it allows data to be safely shared with third parties. By using eXate's sharding technology, the majority of sensitive data attributes remain within a company's firewall, allowing insights and analytics to be generated in a secure manner.
Rising Stars 2.0 winners Foundries.io address security and device management for IoT and Edge devices by developing software micro-platforms. They provide a self-service cloud solution with turnkey services to develop, secure, deploy and maintain embedded IoT and Edge compute products. They enable secure IoT devices and provide lifetime software maintenance at a fraction of current costs.
Glasswall offers unparalleled protection from file-based threats. Malware morphs and spreads at such a rate that malicious files are often missed and harmless files held, impacting both safety and productivity. Rather than attempting to identify and block dangerous content, Glasswall’s signature-less technology generates clean, safe and visually identical files with no need for patching or updates. With Glasswall, you can trust every file.
Hut Six’s information security awareness solution trains, tests and tracks your information security culture to increase awareness of potential cyber security issues that can occur in the workplace. They provide employees with the knowledge to help them identify a potential risk before it happens, for example, clicking on a link in a phishing email. Their focus is to deliver relevant and non-arbitrary training that convinces users to change their behaviour.
Southampton | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @nqminds
NquiringMinds provides the tools to secure, share and analyse data at scale. Their Trusted Analytics platform securely combines data from different sources, solving the problem of establishing trust between data from different origins. Customers in SmartCities, Industry and Health have used NquiringMinds technology to provide deep AI-powered insight and to deploy these insights operationally.
OutThink is the world's first Predictive Human Risk Intelligence platform (SaaS) and is revolutionising security awareness. The enterprise solution gives security teams powerful insights and the visibility they need to make targeted interventions, to manage human risk effectively.
Rising Stars 1.0 alumni PPC Protect develop automation software for PPC advertisements, aiming to minimise the effects of click fraud and ad fraud for digital media advertisers, a criminal activity that is estimated to cost up from $19bn in 2019 - and it shows no sign of slowing down.
PreCog has developed a real-time crime intelligence solution for the government. By using IoT hardware sensors and artificial intelligence, it is able to detect and react to the location of criminals, terrorists, trafficked persons and people of interest to governments, security services, law enforcement agencies and commercial organisations, all with the help of their data analytics platform.
Shufti Pro is an AI-powered SaaS solution that makes onboarding and verifications of users up to 40% more cost-effective and can verify users in under 30 seconds. Shufti Pro offers Identity Verification, KYC, AML & KYB solutions in over 230 countries.
SnapDragon protects brands and intellectual property by fighting fakes and counterfeits being sold online. By identifying and removing fakes from online marketplaces, they protect customers at risk of purchasing low quality goods, the reputation of the brand and divert the revenue back to the people producing the real, quality product. They do this through an easy-to-use platform, and their clients range from SMEs to larger international brands such as Love Island and Orchard Toys.
Symphonic’s software makes it possible for public and private sector organisations to exercise greater control over when they authorise access to data and services, by allowing policies to account for a much wider context and keep an audit trail of who has accessed which data. This is a key requirement of the modern security landscape and allows clients to adhere to strict regulatory compliance whilst still opening up access that is imperative to the needs of the company.
ThinkCyber engages staff across medium to large corporations to understand and protect themselves against cyber-threats by delivering ongoing, real-time and context sensitive security interventions and guidance. They provide a cross-sector solution and offer the unique capability to deliver secure behaviour change in employees, tailoring content to individual behaviours.
Belfast | Data Analytics & Cyber security | @uleska_sec
Software is developed faster than it can be tested for security, introducing unknown risks to the business. Uleska offers a simple to use DevSecOps platform to automate technical testing, while immediately providing visibility of associated business risks and metrics. Uleska automates many of the tasks that hold security and development teams back, reducing the time and cost of security programs, and helping reduce risks against industry regulations.
VU Security was created to help both citizens and organisations by providing a product that ensures secure, safe and frictionless transactions.Their cloud infrastructure provides a one-stop shop connection to all of its solutions, letting clients easily integrate their existing systems with VU, whilst protecting users from identity theft and fraud.
Cyber is a six-month, non-residential programme to accelerate ambitious cyber scaleups in the UK. From online training, phishing prevention and honeypots to deception security and fighting fake merchandise, we are forming a cohort for the most innovative companies operating in cyber security. The programme launched in 2019 with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the Government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Programme.
Applications for this year’s Cyber programme have closed, but you can pre-register your interest in joining the programme here, and be the first to know when we open applications for Cyber 3.0.
Interested in joining Cyber?
The deadline for applying to this year’s programme has passed, but you can re-register your interest here.
What’s included in the programme?
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.
Don’t take our word for it – last year’s programme received a Net Promoter Score of 75 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.
In addition to the judges above, we are also thankful to an amazing group of Insight peers inlcuding:
“I was certainly impressed by the quality of submissions, and to notice a closer link between humans and technology with many of this year’s cohort.”
– Mivy James, Head of Consulting for National Security, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Take a look at our Cyber Alumni
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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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