When an organisation experiences a cyber or ransomware attack, it has to assume that it won’t be able to access its usual resilience and recovery applications. To avoid costly delays or reputational damage, it needs to be able to recover foundational infrastructure and get back to a minimum viable service in a matter of days rather than weeks.


Vault Sentinel allows clients to recover from even the most catastrophic cyber attacks quickly, minimising the operational downtime. In just two clicks, an entire business service consisting of hundreds or thousands of technical objects can be retrieved from its cloud-based, secure vaults. This can be done regionally and globally at the same time in two clicks.

Rather than making a secure backup of backups, it uses self-inflating objects to keep essential data in logical vaults. This means you don’t need a backup vendor’s infrastructure or services to recover.

Vault Sentinel gives engineers and application specialists everything they need to be able to manage the recovery process, such as active runbooks.

Much like a Microsoft Project Plan, active runbooks are tasks with dependencies and they take the engineer through the recovery process step-by-step for each device service. This provides real-time recovery time achievable (RTA) for each device and for the business service they’re part of.

Engineers and application specialists have everything they need offline to recover. Vault Sentinel provides command and control teams with real-time tracking of the recovery of each device in a business service, as well as management updates on an iPhone and iPad application.


Vault Sentinel wants technical and operational experts from the NCSC to provide feedback on its technology and share market insights. It’s initially focusing on the financial services sector but it’s industry and technology agnostic.

With a global bank as an early adopter customer and partnership agreements with big consultancies, the startup is ready to seek investment to fuel its commercialisation phase.

“People don’t realise what a cyber attack means in practice. Your building’s access control could be unavailable. When you do manage to get in the door, you’ve got no desktops, no foundational infrastructure, no backup infrastructure, no access to support systems, no access to operational documentation and even no phones. With our solution everything an organisation needs to recover is secure offline. So even if there’s a catastrophic attack, we have your foundational infrastructure and a minimum viable service secured and available with everything engineers and management need to recover.”

– Andrew Kirkby, Director and CTO, Vault Sentinel