UK’s tech innovators urged to join fight against ransomware threat

 Administrator    24 Jan 2022 : 12:47


Opportunity for cyber security startups with ideas to protect small businesses to work with the NCSC's cyber security experts.

CYBER security trailblazers with ideas to protect small businesses from ransomware are being offered the chance to work with the UK’s leading cyber security experts.


From today the companies can apply to join NCSC For Startups, a programme in which they collaborate with experts to develop, adapt and test their products.


The programme was launched last year by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – and Plexal, the innovation company founded by Delancey. Its aim is to bring together innovative startups with NCSC technical expertise to solve some of the UK’s most important cyber challenges.


The latest call for companies to join the programme is aimed at those which are developing products to protect SMEs from the growing ransomware threat. In the first four months of 2021, the NCSC handled the same number of ransomware incidents as for the whole of 2020 – which was itself a number more than three times greater than in 2019.