LORCA Call for 3rd Cohort – Deadline: 15th April 2019

After speaking to industry experts about their biggest cybersecurity challenges, LORCA has just launched an open call for our third cohort of cyber innovators.

We’ve settled on three main challenges, so if you’ve got a product or solution that matches one of them and are ready to scale, you’ve got until 15 April to apply.

Our three challenges are:

1 By design

As people use more technology in their everyday lives, there’s a growing need for products that are secure through their design to make it easier for people and businesses to remain safe online. We’re on the lookout for cybersecurity solutions that make it significantly cheaper or easier for products to be made secure.

2 Basics

While the cybersecurity market is saturated with products and solutions, even in mature sectors like financial services there’s a demand to get the basics right. Our Innovation Forum identified a need for best-in-class cyber patching and vulnerability management to deal with gaps in security, or solutions that can help enhance fundamental security controls with accurate and automated regulation and compliance metrics.

3 Beyond

We want to support innovative approaches that go beyond current offerings and provide proactive, intelligence-led security solutions. This includes products that take a fresh look at technology advances to bring efficient and effective security solutions to market.

Speaking about our call for applications and the three challenge areas, Lydia Ragoonanan, director of LORCA, said:

“Having already seen how many talented and inventive cybersecurity innovators there are in the country with our first two cohorts, we’re really looking forward to seeing what great ideas emerge now. As the UK’s dedicated space for industry-led cybersecurity innovation, it’s vital we’re always moving the conversation on to make sure we’re creating genuinely useful solutions to the problems impacting industry most.”

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