Secure Schools selected for the NCSC Cyber Accelerator
Secure Schools has been selected as one of eight cyber security start-ups to join cohort 4 of the NCSC Cyber Accelerator programme. Secure Schools secured the spot after a rigorous selection process in which more than 200 cyber security start-ups applied.
The NCSC Cyber Accelerator is a collaboration between the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), and Wayra UK (part of Telefónica Open Future_). This accelerator exists to support the growth of start-up cyber companies who aim to bring new ‘better, faster and cheaper’ security products to market. It aims to support the emerging cyber security industry within the UK, encouraging skills, jobs and growth.
On the accelerator, Secure Schools will receive support to help scale all aspects of business, including high-quality mentoring and business services, office space in Cheltenham, and access to GCHQ, NCSC and Telefónica’s world-class personnel and technical expertise.
Paul Alberry, Managing Director of Tees Valley cyber security company Secure Schools said:
“We are excited to announce our place on the NCSC Cyber Accelerator. The expertise Secure Schools will have access to throughout the accelerator, along with the association with NCSC, will add enormous capability and value to our product and expand our reach. This is a huge step forward in our mission to enable and empower schools to take action on the UK government’s cyber security and data protection guidance.”