Shortlist Announced in Quest to Find UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company

28 Apr 2016

Shortlist Announced in Quest to Find UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company

  • Competition funded by Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) in partnership with techUK’s Cyber Connect
  • Final will be held at Infosecurity Europe on Wednesday 8 June 

27 April 2016: techUK’s Cyber Connect programme has today announced the companies that have been shortlisted in the competition to find the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber Security SME. Following a pitch fest, held at the Cyber Demonstration Centre, four companies are now through to the final on Wednesday 8 June at Infosecurity Europe 2016.

The shortlisted companies are:

Samantha Sanderson, UK's SME Cyber Security Champion, Cyber Connect Lead, said: “The UK has a thriving cyber security industry, and this competition seeks to reward the most innovative and exciting companies. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to get expert advice and meet with potential partners and customers at the exhibition.”

The four companies, plus an additional seven, have each won a furnished stand to exhibit in the UK Cyber Innovation zone at Infosecurity Europe, which takes place 7 – 9 June at Olympia London.  The zone is supported by DCMS. The other companies that will be exhibiting in the zone are:

Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director Infosecurity Europe, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide some of the UK’s most forward-thinking and innovative cyber security companies an opportunity to showcase their products at our event, help them develop business relationships and network with their peers. We had an excellent response from visitors when we launched the UK Cyber Innovation Zone in 2015 and are looking forward to an even busier time in 2016. We hope attendees to Infosecurity Europe will visit the stands of the eleven shortlisted companies and support the four finalists pitching on the day.”

The final stage of the competition will take place on the Keynote Stage at 13.35 on Wednesday 8 June. The shortlisted entries will pitch in front of a live audience, before the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company is chosen by a panel of expert judges. Please visit www.infosecurityeurope.com for additional information.

About Cyber Connect

Cyber Connect is designed to support the UK government's cyber security innovation and growth agenda. It will progress a number of initiatives that will support UK cyber security SMEs towards growth and prosperity.

About Infosecurity Europe

Strategically held annually in London, Europe's centre for technology start-up businesses, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event. Featuring numerous analysts, policy experts, journalists and over 345 exhibitors, Infosecurity Europe presents an invaluable business platform, as well as staging the world’s largest complimentary conference programme containing eight specialist seminar streams, which have been accredited by leading industry associations (ISC)² and ISACA since 2012. The event attracts over 15,000 unique information security industry professionals attending from every segment of the industry from over 70 countries and presents the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. www.infosecurityeurope.com

About techUK

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. The tech industry is creating jobs and growth across the UK. In 2015 the internet economy contributed 10% of the UK’s GDP. 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.

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