CyLon continues to drive cyber security innovation with next accelerator cohort

CyLon has selected the next group of innovative cyber security startups for its seventh London accelerator programme

Cybersecurity accelerator CyLon is continuing its push to promote up and coming companies in the security sector by welcoming a seventh set of startups to its accelerator programme.

The company is running the Cohort 7 programme, as it is known, in partnership with domain registry Nominet.

The cohort features eight startups whivh will receive access to training, mentorship and £15,000 investment as part of the 13-week programme, before presenting their product to customers and investors on 12 June 2018.

The businesses joining the accelerator make robotics products, as well as offerings geared towards securing mobile devices and cloud infrastructures.

Margot James, minister for digital and creative industries, said the programme will support the startups in their efforts to scale.

“It is great to see CyLon and Nominet joining forces to support the UK’s cyber security talent of the future,” she said.

“The CyLon programme plays an important role helping promising, innovative startups to become established cyber businesses that we hope will go on to big things.”

Eight startups joining Cohort 7

  • AttackFlow: Finds any security vulnerabilities for developers as they write code.
  • Secberus: Identifies threats and protects an organisation’s cloud infrastructure.
  • Risk Ledger: Aims to secure supply chains from cyber attacks.
  • Keepnet Labs: Offers a threat intelligence product to protect organisations from phishing scams.
  • Sauron: Protects internet of things devices from cyber threats.
  • Sweepatic: Offers a platform for companies to view and analyse their digital footprint.
  • Alias Robotics: Develops technology for robotics to ensure they run safely and securely.
  • Senseon: Uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect businesses from cyber attacks.

The partnership with Nominet will run until the end of 2020, and the company’s CEO Russell Haworth said it comes as a result of the increasing need to secure consumers’ lives.

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“We are focused on finding ways to make our world more connected, inclusive and secure, and a thriving cyber security sector is mission-critical, which means fostering innovation and helping businesses and talent fulfil their potential,” he said.

“Our partnership with CyLon will help deliver training programmes for some of the our brightest minds to build fit-for-purpose cyber defence capability, which in turn supports safe use of the internet – it’s a win-win for everyone.”

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