Crossword Cybersecurity is a software company based in Richmond upon Thames, just on the edge of London. The company was founded by Tom Ilube in early 2014 and makes products for companies to use in defence against online threats.
There are lots of cyber security companies out there, so you may ask 'what makes Crossword special'? The twist is that we are a technology transfer company. That means our products are based on research and ideas brought about by the brightest minds in academia. We scour the research landscape across Europe, looking for the best ideas to commercialise.
When find a project we like, we acquire the intellectual property and collaborate with the researchers. Our specialist cyber security software team build the program and hosting platform as appropriate. All this allows us to bring the fruits of the research to market, so companies can use them on the frontline, in the defence against cyber criminals and hackers.
Cyber security is a hot topic at the moment, with more and more companies being attacked every year. There have been a number of high profile breaches making the front pages of national and international press, but there are also many attacks on small and medium sized companies.
At Crossword, we passionately believe that everyone should do what they can to protect themselves, but understanding this technical field is not easy for the uninitiated. We're working to make the language and principles easier, from the boardroom of global corporations to the garage of local online retailers.
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