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Introducing our 2017 Spring Cohort, Alumni news, HutZero II, CyLon update, and more!
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INTRODUCING THE 2017 SPRING COHORT


Thank you to all the startups who applied to our fifth cohort. We
met a great number of founders disrupting the fast moving pace of
cybersecurity and were highly impressed by the many different solutions
they are building. Some key facts on the application round:




On March 13th, CyLon kicked off its latest 13-week accelerator programme and welcomed the latest batch of unique, innovative cybersecurity startups. One week in and we're already jam-packed with events and mentoring sessions tailored for our freshmen companies. Over the coming weeks, we will be giving these startups access to over 200 expert mentors in cyber security, entrepreneurship and venture capital through specialised workshops, culminating in two Demo Days at the end of the programme.
THE STARTUPS
clearchat
ClearChat is an enterprise cybersecurity platform for secure communications, file sharing/storage and team collaboration within heavily regulated industries including finance, legal, healthcare and government sectors.
Deceptive Bytes
Deceptive Bytes uses malware's own defences and techniques against them by creating a defensive & offensive deception environment on endpoints and devices, altering their perception of the system and stopping malicious behaviour.
Immersive Labs
Immersive Labs operate an online cyber skills development platform. Innovative and creative cyber challenges entice technical staff and enables their organisation to identify, measure and develop practical cyber skills.
Lantaca
Lantaca is a GDPR solutions provider to the SME Market via network integrators, accountancy and legal firms.
Redact at Source
Redact at Source is a web service that makes it easy for companies to use and share data without leaking their customers' personal information. We use machine learning techniques to redact personal information from data at source. 
Spherical Defence

Spherical Defence is a novel Web Application Firewall that applies deep learning technology in monitoring incoming web traffic to protect banks from cyber attack.
TitanGrid

TitanGrid is a Cyber Counterintelligence platform that maps your digital footprint by gathering publicly available information.
CATCHING UP WITH OUR ALUMNI...

Cohort 3 alumnus CheckRecipient became the Gold Winner for Security Startup of the Year at Info Security Product Guide's Global Excellence Awards



Two of our alumni founders – Tim Sadler (CEO of CheckRecipient) and Charlotte Slingsby (CTO of Nettoken) – were listed in Forbes 30 Under 30



CyberSparta was named runner-up for the 2017 Tech Trailblazers Awards' Firestarter Category. CyberSparta has also secured a long-term partnership with Dynamic Parcel Distribution (DPD)



City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has selected Galaxkey to enhance their data protection and replace their incumbent encryption solution



APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON!

Do you have a great idea for a cyber security startup but don't know how to make it a reality? Then HutZero is the programme for you!

HutZero kicks off with an intensive five-day bootcamp at CyLon’s London premises, jam-packed with workshops on technical development, business fundamentals and team building. 

Keep your eyes on the following key dates:


Applications Open: 28 March    
Bootcamp dates: 4 - 8 September



HutZero Success Story


Donal Carville, CEO of Circadian

Donal joined us for our first ever HutZero program where he was able to take full advantage of the host of mentors and cyber security professionals that were at his now at his fingertips. "I walked into HutZero as your classic solo inventor, with a crudely functioning prototype, a brain...and almost no contacts," Donal writes in his latest blog. Using the momentum generated during the intensive programme, he was able to retool his idea, build a network of contacts, meet potential users, and win a grant for R&D.

Donal now joins us at CyLon as a Future Founder to continue growing Circadian through our 3-month accelerator programme while on the search for a management partner to co-develop the company.
TEAM UPDATE!

Along with the new cohort, we would also like to welcome Anand Shah as the latest member of our CyLon Operations Team.
Anand Shah
Anand is currently an undergraduate physics major at the University of Notre Dame in the US, and taking the semester off to gain some experience in the London startup scene as cohort intern. With a strong passion for entrepreneurship, he is also developing his own tech startup, Winergy Innovations, designing a wireless phone-to-phone energy transfer device. Anand has lived across four different continents and loves mountaineering, scuba diving, and horseback riding. (PS, he's secretly always wanted to be a writer.)
THE WORLD OF CYBER SECURITY

As cyber security continues to become a hot-topic both for private corporations and the common individual, the work we do at CyLon is becoming even more important. Cyber security doesn't just start with the likes of IBM Security and Mimecast, it also begins with startups that create disruptive technologies to help secure our world.

Our Chief of Staff, Poppy Wood, recently wrote a blog post about the importance of cyber innovation and the key role CyLon plays in facilitating this, and we didn't think you would want to miss it! Click Here to check it out.

We also wanted to include our top five recent articles on the world of cyber security and the startup landscape:

"Why Cyber Security Should Be a No. 1 Business Priority in 2017"
Forbes

"Hackerpocalypse: A Cybercrime Revelation" 
Cybersecurity Ventures

"Top 5 cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics for 2017"
Cybersecurity Business Report

"Skills shortage exposes UK companies to cyber crime"
Financial Times

"Dyadic Security Completes $12M Series B Funding"
FinSMEs
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That's all for now folks, thanks for reading.
Keep an eye out for our next transmission, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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