The UK government’s National Cyber Strategy identified ransomware attacks from cyber criminals and state-backed actors in Russia and China as one of the key threats to public services and supply chains. It highlighted the need to secure the digital environment for all UK internet users, prevent attacks, build basic security in products and services and help individuals and small businesses with basic actions to improve cyber security.
In line with this, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Plexal, the innovation company founded by Delancey, have been working closely with emerging technology innovators joining the NCSC For Startups initiative to develop, adapt and pilot technology to help address the growing ransomware challenge. SOS Intelligence are now part of this programme.
“Ransomware remains the biggest cyber threat to UK organisations, and tackling it requires a collective effort.
“The five companies selected to join the NCSC for Startups initiative offer various innovative approaches to dealing with ransomware – we look forward to working with them and ultimately further boosting the UK’s cyber security.”
“The opportunity for innovative and novel ways to address ransomware can often be overlooked. The startups selected to meet this challenge will experience a unique collaboration opportunity with Plexal and the NCSC, gaining critical insights and developing solutions to enhance the resilience of society in the face of unprecedented digital risks and increasingly motivated threat actors.”