PwC and CyLon launch programme in bid to support cyber security scale-ups

PwC is collaborating with CyLon to launch its first Scale | Cyber programme specifically designed to support high potential scale-up businesses focused on building a more secure and innovative digital economy. Eight of the brightest international scale-ups disrupting the cyber security industry have been identified to undertake the ten-week programme, helping them to raise their profiles, identify commercial opportunities and prepare efficiently and effectively for growth.

The programme, which is taking place in London, will introduce the companies to potential customers, decision-makers and thought leaders in their field who could advise, mentor or partner with their business. Participants in the programme will undertake a business development curriculum and receive advice from entrepreneurs and experts on topics such as leadership, operational growth, investor readiness, sales and marketing, as well as key details on how Boards of Directors view and strategise around cyber security.

The programme will culminate in an Executive Evening, the programme’s corporate pitching event, where the cohort will present to PwC and CyLon’s network of senior executives, industry thought leaders and decision-makers.

Since launching in 2017, PwC’s Scale programmes have supported over 240 scale-ups to grow through various sector/regional focus groups. These programmes presented opportunities for scale-ups to connect with over 2,000 corporate executives to enable over 3,000 introductions.

Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC, stated: “Cyber security risk continues to rank highly among CEOs’ top threats to their organisation. We need innovative new businesses like our cohort to help tackle the latest cyber threats and build a more secure digital society. This programme will support these high growth scale-ups on their journey and help generate mutually beneficial commercial opportunities and relationships with established organisations.”

Grace Cassy, co-founder of CyLon, added: “Our experience gained in supporting the growth of over 80 international cyber security companies gives us unique insights into what makes a successful cyber business. We will draw on this experience and our combination of security, investment and business expertise to provide support and guidance to the Scale | Cyber companies, alongside some outstanding CyLon mentors. We’re excited to collaborate with PwC as we continue to support the cyber talent and innovation driving the global digital economy.”

The first Scale | Cyber cohort of businesses are:

Applied Blockchain builds blockchain applications that work cross-chain to manage supply chains and product life cycles of high value goods

Censornet consolidates critical security services within a single cloud platform

Cloud Conformity provides a consolidated view of all AWS infrastructure and associated compliance levels, making it easier to identify issues/risks as they occur via a threat monitoring dashboard

Dispel gives teams simple, rapid and secure remote access to industrial control systems, sensitive data sets or vulnerable legacy assets

EverCompliant is a cyber intelligence tool that stops transaction laundering by mining numerous data sources and cross-referencing them across millions of data points to allow organisations to understand the legitimacy of companies with whom they’re engaging

Hazy is a data synthesis tool designed to help companies unlock data innovation and improve fraud detection and risk models

Oneclick is a cloud platform with all the necessary components for application provisioning, including extensive security measures. Applications and data can be delivered to any device, at any time, to the right location and in the right format via encrypted streaming

Semperis delivers identity-driven cyber resilience for Active Directory. Organisations leverage Semperis to improve visibility into their hybrid identity environment, instantly roll back unwanted changes and fully automate the forest recovery process

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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