Into the Startups Zone: The companies to meet at CyberUK 2024 

CyberUK returns for 2024, with the UK government’s flagship cyber security event set to run from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th May. More than 2,000 security leaders are expected to flock to Birmingham for this year’s event, which is presented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Plexal is the innovation partner of the NCSC and we’re pleased to demonstrate our commitment to the organisation’s mission of making the UK the safest place to live and work online as we host the CyberUK Startups Zone, which can be found in Hall 4 on Level 5 of the ICC Birmingham.

More broadly, our ownership of the Startups Zone at CyberUK validates the work we’re doing as a business to build the UK’s most connected cyber ecosystem. Over the past six years, we’ve steadily grown our programme and project delivery beyond LORCA to incorporate: 

  •  NCSC For Startups in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre 
  • Cyber Runway in collaboration with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology 
  • CyberASAP Pathfinder and CyberASAP Industry Challenges in collaboration with Innovate UK KTN 
  • DiSH Accelerator in Manchester in collaboration with Barclays Eagle Labs 
  • Secure Connected Places in collaboration with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • UK-Oman Cyber and UK Gulf Women in Cybersecurity Fellowship in collaboration with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office 

Our NCSC For Startups alumni community of over 70 companies has collectively raised over £526m in investment and created over 1,700 new jobs. Meanwhile, Cyber Runway has engaged over 300 businesses, with 49% of companies outside of London and South East, 41% minority ethnic-led and 32% female-led.

This year’s CyberUK theme is future tech, future threat and future ready and we’re pleased to host a delegation of our cyber alumni aligned to those topics within our Startups Zone.  

Those exhibiting alongside us were required to enter a competitive selection process, which required product demos in keeping with the conference themes and how they’ll share advice with peers and be of value to the community in attendance.

While members of our Plexal innovation services team will be available within the Startups Zone alongside our ten chosen companies, which were whittled down from 50 applicants, you can also hear from our CCO and Head of Innovation Saj Huq as he participates in Google’s CyberUK Masterclass entitled Future Threat, Future Ready: What needs to be done today at 12.25pm on Wednesday 15th May. 

Commenting on Cyber UK, Saj says: “CyberUK is a key date on the cyber security calendar and we’re excited to attend this year’s event in the West Midlands. While you’re there, do take the time to speak with the Plexal team and the founders attending with us.

“Having worked with these leaders in varying formats over several years, I can tell you they have a wealth of experience to draw upon. So, no matter whether you’re looking for new solutions, opportunities, knowledge or an engaging conversation, you can be sure to find that and more in our Startups Zone.”

The companies you should be prepared to meet at our CyberUK Startups Zone include:

Angoka is an IoT security company focused on protecting machine-to-machine communications for smart cities and mobility, offering solutions that protect devices’ identities.

Cyber Tzar is delivering cyber resilience with its online Cyber Risk Management platform. Providing data-driven insights, it empowers businesses with effective remediation pathways through empirical vulnerability scanning, cyber security profiling and scoring.

Cyntegra enables fast, local and complete recovery from ransomware and cyber attacks, restoring business operations and productivity in hours and minutes instead of days, weeks or months.

ExactTrak provides embedded mobile data and device security across many platforms, enabling devices to autonomously change functionality based on location or customer-generated security profiles.

Goldilock allows customers to remotely and instantly physically connect and disconnect assets (servers, networks, OT systems) to and from the internet – without using the internet.

Lupovis is an AI-based deception solution that engages adversaries who have penetrated a business network through a sequence of decoys using adaptive narrative and manipulation techniques – helping the organisation to carry on as normal.

Memcrypt is taking a new approach to prevent and reduce the impact of ransomware attacks by supporting recovery of encrypted data to remove the need to pay any ransom. 

RevEng.AI is building foundational AI models for understanding the contents and behaviour of software supply chains.

Sitehop creates innovative solutions for cyber security and networking, utilising its custom programmable hardware solutions to optimise and accelerate cloud/telco networks.

ThinkCyber helps change people’s behaviour so they can better protect themselves against cyber threats. Its Redflags software applies behavioural science theory to deliver real-time, context-aware, on-device security interventions and nudges at the point of risk.

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