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New Managing Director, Consulting, appointed to drive growth

11 April 2024 – London, UK - Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the cybersecurity solutions company focused on cyber strategy and risk, is pleased to announce that Chris Dunning-Walton has joined Crossword as Managing Director – Consulting, heading up Crossword’s cybersecurity consulting division.  Chris will join the Group’s Executive Committee.

Chris has worked in the cybersecurity and IT sectors for over 20 years and has a very strong network in the cybersecurity industry. Chris founded Infosec People Ltd, which specialises in Cybersecurity recruitment, in 2008.  Chris sold the business to a management buyout in 2023, having built the business from inception.  


Additionally, Chris is founder of Cyber Cheltenham (CyNam), a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which supports the cyber security and tech SME community in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and across the UK.

Stuart Jubb, Group Managing Director, Crossword Cybersecurity Plc said: “I am very pleased to welcome Chris Dunning-Walton to Crossword to head up our Consulting division.  Chris brings a wealth of experience, entrepreneurial drive, and great connections within the sector to Crossword.  We are looking forward to Chris’s contribution to the growth and future success of the Company.



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Crossword Cybersecurity plc - Tel: +44 (0) 333 090 2587

Tom Ilube, Chief Executive Officer

Mary Dowd, Chief Financial Officer

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser) - Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

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Hybridan LLP (Broker) - Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341

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About Crossword Cybersecurity plc

Crossword offers a range of cyber security solutions to help companies understand and reduce cyber security risk. We do this through a combination of people and technology, in the form of SaaS and software products, consulting, and managed services. Crossword's areas of emphasis are cyber security strategy and risk, supply chain cyber, threat detection and response, and digital identity and the aim is to build up a portfolio of cyber security products and services with recurring revenue models in these four areas. We work closely with UK universities and our products and services are often powered by academic research-driven insights. In the area of cybersecurity strategy and risk our consulting services include cyber maturity assessments, industry certifications, and virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) managed services.

Crossword's end-to-end supply chain cyber standard operating model (SCC SOM) is supported by our best-selling SaaS platform, Rizikon Assurance, along with cost-effective cyber audits, security testing services and complete managed services for supply chain cyber risk management. Threat detection and response services include our Nightingale AI-based network monitoring, our Trillion™ suite of threat intelligence products, Trillion Breach, Harvista and Arc and incident response. Crossword's work in digital identity is based on the World Wide Web Consortium W3C verifiable credentials standard and our current solution, Identiproof, enables secure digital verification of individuals to prevent fraud.

Crossword serves medium and large clients including FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and S&P listed companies in various sectors, such as defence, insurance, investment and retail banks, private equity, education, technology and manufacturing and has offices in the UK, Poland and Oman. Crossword is traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.


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