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Crossword wins contract with MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (“Crossword”) the ISDX listed technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector, has partnered with the University of Warwick in winning a contract through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Centre for Defence Enterprise to explore novel uses of blockchain enabled documents in military environments. The project will look at how to provide access to sensitive information in a range of environments, such as HQ office or disconnected, harsh operational theatres. Professor Carsten Maple, Director of the Cyber Security Centre (CSC) at WMG, University of Warwick and colleagues at Warwick have conducted research in novel applications of blockchain technologies. Crossword has also subcontracted Simplexity Analysis to assist in the conceptual design stages. Tom Ilube, Crossword’s CEO said ”We are very pleased to have won this Centre for Defence Enterprise contract, with WMG, University of Warwick as our partner. Using blockchain technology to create smart documents capable of being deployed securely in difficult and sensitive environments is fascinating and we are excited to be part of it.” “We are delighted to be working with Crossword on developing Blockchain technology and taking research out of an experimental domain into a critically important area” commented Professor Maple.


Tom Ilube – CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity Plc Tel: +44 (0)208 973 2350 Email: Twitter: @crosswordcyber

Kathleen Choudhary, – CSC WMG. Email:

Chris Evett, – CEO, Simplexity Analysis Ltd Email: Twitter: @simplexityAnalysis

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