The cutting-edge tech entrepreneurs to help develop the safest cybersecurity for future.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced its latest annual search for the next generation cybersecurity start-ups. The UK based cybersecurity offering entrepreneurs to participate focusing to make the country safest place to live and work online.
The programme since its launch in 2017, the ‘NCSC Cyber Accelerator’, calls for applications for the fourth season. Funded by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, the programme actively mentored and supported the growth of technology start-ups.
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Past applicants have received in excess of £20million in funding. With the same initiative this year offering up the expertise of NCSC and its parent organization GCQ to help nurture talent. The NCSC focuses on enhancing security, techniques for anticipating the early stages of a cyber-attack, minimizing online threat, enabling action to be taken on real-time, and vulnerability information.
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Chris Ensor, NCSC Deputy Director for Skills and Growth, said: “This call will allow us to cast the widest net possible for attracting start-ups developing technologies that will better protect us now and in the future.
The firm has worked with 23 companies over the past few years, offering them unique technical insights that have helped them grow their ideas and business.
“We’re proud to be a leading partner in identifying and nurturing the fourth cohort of start-ups that will help keep Britain safe for the next 100 years”, said Gary Stewart, Director of Wayra UK.
Previously, the Accelerator has witnessed 16 start-ups firms from the nine-month programme. Including exclusive access to NCSC and GCHQ, it offers a £25,000 grant. Also, access to the investor network of Telefonica start-up accelerator Wayra, which is co-hosting the program.
The Accelerator has a key commitment in the Government’s five year-year £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy. The programme aims to defend the UK in Cyberspace, develop skills and capabilities.
Note: Applications for the fourth cohort are open until 23:59 on Sunday 28th April 2019.