After speaking to industry about their cybersecurity needs, the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched an open call for its 4th cohort of cyber innovators. We’re recruiting for innovation technology and cybersecurity scaleups throughout the UK that address one or more of the challenge areas below.
I’d be very grateful if you could share the opportunity with your contacts and networks and encourage them to spread the word. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 November at 5pm UK time.
Benefits of joining
12 months of world-class innovation support to help member businesses scale
Connections to investors and industry buyers through showcases and exclusive member events and roundtables
Connections to our industry partners, Dell Technologies, Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte, Kudelski Security and Global Cyber Alliance
LORCA takes zero equity or IP from members
Soft landing programmes and bespoke international trade missions
Free desk space at the Plexal innovation centre and coworking space in London where over 700 tech entrepreneurs are based, and all the benefits of being a member
Engineering support from the Centre for Secure Information Technologies and access to its testing facilities
Remote access to Deloitte’s testing facilities and technical cyber expertise
Workshops and education sessions on sales and business development, marketing and design, legal issues, lead generation and more designed around our members’ needs
Peer networking, learning and trading opportunities
1. Connected Economy
In a post-breach world where technology is disrupting business models and our economy is more connected than ever, cybersecurity isn’t just about protecting data: it’s key to enabling sustainable growth.
How can we enable organisations to stay resilient in the face of security threats across their supply chains and networks? And how can they futureproof themselves by building security into everything they do?
Supply chains: Mitigating the growing and dynamic cyber risks across increasingly complex enterprise supply chains
IT and OT: Helping organisations to better navigate the growing challenges brought about by the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT)
Resilience: Emerging approaches that increase the resilience of critical national infrastructure and key economic functions across industries
2. Connected Everyone
Our homes, workspaces, cities and personal space have never been so connected, yet the movement to secure them is in its infancy.
How can we empower people to feel in control of their digital presence, build trust in technology – and make sure nobody is left out?
Digital identities: Help individuals to better understand, trust and own their digital identities
Cybercrime: Novel solutions that better protect consumers from cyber-crime
Misinformation: Combatting the growing challenges posed by deep fakes, misinformation and disinformation
3. Connected Everything
From our transport infrastructure to the National Grid, our digital and physical worlds are converging as they become connected to the internet at lightning pace.
With so much to win and lose for society, how can we solve the multi-dimensional security challenges which are emerging through hyper connectivity? And how can we collaborate with a broader spectrum of fields to build cyber principles into every access point for the internet?
IoT: Enabling and embedding Secure by Design principles within the Internet of Things
Mobility: Enhancing the cyber-physical resilience of emerging mobility solutions
5G and edge computing: Solutions that help protect future networks, including 5G and edge computing
Smart cities and industry 4.0: Approaches to strengthening the security and resilience of smart cities and Industry 4.0
Further information about our challenge areas and a link to the application portal can be found at lorca.co.uk/apply
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Thanks for your support!
LORCA Programme Lead
Direct line: +44 (0)20 3909 7790
Mobile: +44 (0)77 1776 1725