After three intense months, the first GCHQ Cyber Accelerator programme, powered by Wayra UK part of Telefónica Open Future_ - is over. It seems like yesterday when CounterCraft was selected to join it, and yet on Thursday we had to bid farewell to the funky accelerator office space that had become a second home for us. “The best thing about the experience has been the people, both from the organisers GCHQ and Wayra and from the other companies on the accelerator”, said Dan Brett, CSO.
In response to the growing concern regarding cyberattacks against UK organizations, events such as CyberUK serve as a platform for cybersecurity experts and vendors with the aim of making the UK the safest place to do business online. CounterCraft was honoured to be part of this event, which took place in Liverpool on 14-16 March. One of the objectives of CyberUK 2017 was encouraging pro-active defence, something that relates to CounterCraft’s approach to cybersecurity through counterintelligence, which turns a passive IT security stance into an active defence, thus empowering businesses.
CounterCraft has been selected for phase 2 funding by the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. CounterCraft will receive €1.1M funding for its project, “Intelligence campaigns in the digital realms”, through the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The grant will be held to accelerate the development of new features and growth of the pioneering cybersecurity deception platform, capable of detecting advanced targeted cyberattacks, obstructing the actions of attackers, and obtaining the maximum amount of information from them by successfully designing, deploying, monitoring and managing automated counterintelligence campaigns.
After launching our New Distributed Deception Platform at RSA Conference 2017, we at CounterCraft are participating in CyberUK 2017, the National Cyber Security Centre’s inaugural flagship event, which takes place at the Arena & Conference Centre in Liverpool, UK, on 14-16 March. CounterCraft is exhibiting within the GCHQ Accelerator Shared Stand, along with other 6 startups that are participating in the first edition of the three-month programme at the accelerator.
We are back from RSA Conference in San Francisco. We brought with us wonderful memories of a great experience that we hope to repeat in upcoming editions. RSA Conference is the world’s leading information security event. For us at CounterCraft, it was more than this: a great opportunity both to be in the spotlight and to get in touch with first-class service providers, thought-leaders, vendors, and clients. We launched our New Distributed Deception Platform, and met partners and service providers interested in our innovative technology.
This year, CounterCraft will be exhibiting at the RSA Conference, which will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (California) on February 13-17. We will present our New Distributed Deception Platform, that protects large organisations by fooling their adversaries with decoy computers, false data and fake identities. Are you a cutting-edge company that runs automated counterintelligence campaigns to detect adversaries reducing costs by 95%? Are you looking for lean-forward cybersecurity technologies in a $3 billion market?
We are proud to announce that CounterCraft has been selected, along with other six startups, to participate in the first edition of a three-month accelerator program at the GCHQ Cyber Security Accelerator, officially launched this week in Cheltenham, UK. The accelerator will be part of a world-class Government-funded cyber innovation centre that will help keep the UK secure online. This incubator is the result of a partnership between GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and Wayra UK, the leading UK corporate accelerator and part of the Telefónica Open Future_ network.
We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the second RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi. RSA Conference is the leading information security event in the region and will be held at the Emirates Palace between the 15th and 16th of November 2016. Our team will be representing CounterCraft at stand #19 ready to answer any questions you might have about our deception platform. By automating counterintelligence campaigns, CounterCraft allows companies be one step ahead of their adversaries and study what information they are gathering, their motives and the techniques they use to penetrate defences.
CounterCraft, a disruptive cybersecurity company, has raised 1 million euros from Adara Ventures, Orza Investments, Telefónica Open Future_, through its startup accelerator Wayra and a development grant, to further product development and accelerate growth. CounterCraft is the first joint investment between these world-class investors whose expertise and track record in the cybersecurity provide important benefits to the project. CounterCraft has developed an innovative security solution that uses deception techniques and tools to detect, study and manipulate adversaries.
Hello world. This is CounterCraft. We are tired of the rinse and repeat cycle of security. Detect a breach. Clean up. And, wait for the next one. We want to do more than this. So we started CounterCraft. We believe that it’s time organisations ran counter-intelligence operations to investigate those who are targeting them. It’s time to engage with your adversary. We think that this will be tough and time consuming.
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