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Some 14 of the UK’s most creative and original information security companies have been selected as finalists in the Most Innovative Cybersecurity SME 2021 competition. That’s run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) with Infosecurity Europe. They are, in no order: Senseon Tech Ltd, Conatix, Enclave Networks, Risk Ledger, ANGOKA, Red Sift, Polydigi Tech Ltd, CAPSLOCK, NWPRO Ltd, BlockAPT Limited, IOETEC, Keyless, Logically and Security Alliance Limited.
For the sixth time the competition was open to small and medium business registered in the UK. The overall winner will be announced at Infosecurity Europe, the information security exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions Ltd, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, July 13 to 15, at Olympia London.
The overall winning SME will receive top billing in the DCMS Cyber Innovation Zone at the show, where it will be joined by the runners-up, with all the successful companies having the chance to show their products in the Cyber Innovation Showcase.
Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group said: “It was extremely exciting to see the broad diversity of businesses that entered this year’s competition – specialising in everything from protecting smart cities (ANGOKA) to passwordless authentication (Keyless). The work they’re doing supports everything Infosecurity Europe stands for: bringing together the people, ideas and resilience to protect our shared future. The future of information security in the UK is looking incredibly bright.”
Previous winners of the UK’s Most Innovative Cybersecurity SME include Hack The Box (2019), KETS Quantum Security, Check Recipient (now trading as Tessian) (2017), Device Authority (2016) and Geolang (2015). Since winning, online cybersecurity training platform Hack The Box has attracted Series A investment funding of $10.6m to support its plans to set itself up in the US and globally. It now has more than 500,000 platform members, and continues to introduce new products, most recently Hack The Box Academy which surpassed 250,000 visitors in its first three months.
The DCMS Cyber Innovation Zone and Cyber Innovation Showcase will be part of Infosecurity Europe 2021, this year combining physical and virtual elements, with selected talks and discussions to be made available online. Registration is open.
Picture by Mark Rowe; the summer 2019 infosec show. The 2020 show had to run online due to the coronavirus pandemic.