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Two of Crossword’s Leadership Team Named in List of 1000 Most Influential People in London

4 October 2019 – London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”) are delighted to note that two Senior team members are included in this year’s Evening Standard Progress 1000 – their list of the 1000 most influential people in London. The Progress 1000, in partnership with the global bank Citi, is the Evening Standard’s celebration of the people changing London’s future for the better.

Both CEO, Tom Ilube CBE and Senior Adviser, Professor Nick Jennings are included in the list.

Even better than being featured, both influencers have made the Cyber Security list, a subset of the Progress 1000 aimed at those having particular influence in Technology and Cyber Security.

On hearing the news, CEO Tom Ilube CBE commented, “It’s great to find ourselves among so many notable names driving forward technology in London, a hub of technological innovation. With so many new technologies and companies emerging through the commercial and academic worlds, it’s an opportune time to be building a company like Crossword Cybersecurity, where we strive to turn academic research into commercial reality.”


Crossword Cybersecurity plc – Tel: +44 (0) 20 3953 846


Tom Ilube, Chief Executive Officer

Mary Dowd, Finance Director

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

Colin Aaronson / Jamie Barklem /Niall McDonald

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

Claire Louise Noyce

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Lorena Duke, GingerPR, 01932 485 300

About Crossword Cybersecurity plc

Crossword Cybersecurity plc focuses on the development and commercialisation of university research-based cyber security related software and cyber security consulting.  The Group’s specialist cyber security product development and software engineering teams work with its university partners to develop the research concept into a fully-fledged commercial product that it will then take to market. The Group’s aim is to build up a portfolio of revenue generating, intellectual property based, cyber security products. Rizikon Assurance, Crossword’s leading product, is a SaaS platform that enables medium to large companies to assess the cyber maturity and GDPR readiness of their suppliers. Crossword’s team of expert cyber security consultants leverages years of experience in national security, defence and commercial cyber intelligence and operations to provide bespoke advice tailored to its clients’ business needs.


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