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GCHQ opens accelerator programme to 9 new UK startups

GCHQ has comparison 9 new companies to work alongside it as partial of a Cyber Accelerator programme (part of a government’s £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy), now in a second incarnation.

These businesses will work with a comprehension group and other business leaders for 9 months to rise their ideas into applicable solutions and tools. They will also benefit financial support for a same reason.

“[We] wish to help: either it’s entrance to a people, a data, entrance to other people, technical help, whatever it is, we’ll do a best to assistance you,” pronounced National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) technical executive Ian Levy during a launch event.

The 9 companies are:

  • RazorSecure – Intrusion and curiosity showing for a ride sector

  • ExactTrak – Data and device insurance by embedded technology

  • Elliptic – Detection and review of cryptocurrency cybercrime

  • Trust Elevate – Age corroboration and parental agree in online transactions

  • Warden – Real-time monitoring for businesses

  • Intruder – Security monitoring for internet-facing systems and businesses

  • Secure Code Warrior – A gamified SaaS training height for developers

  • Ioetec – A plug-and-play cloud resolution to bond IoT inclination with end-to-end security

  • Cybershield – Phishing and stalk phishing detection

Chris Ensor, NCSC emissary executive for cyber skills and growth, said, “There’s a garland of problems out there and we wish solutions to them. That’s what we wish we’ve got with a companies that we’ve comparison for a accelerator… Yes, we’re perplexing to put new capabilities and new ideas out, yes, we’re perplexing to assistance startups, though we’re also perplexing to work out how we work in a most some-more flexible way.”

This second intrigue follows a launch of a initial iteration in Dec 2016, when 7 startups were comparison for a 3 month programme directed during boosting sales and business development, as good as securing follow-on investment.

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