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Rizikon and City, University of London

Crossword Cybersecurity’s first cyber-risk product, Rizikon, was based on Research by the Centre for Cyber Security Sciences at City, University of London under the leadership of Professor David Stupples.

The research into dynamic attack paths was encapsulated in Rizikon and made it an effective way for small businesses and schools to understand their cyber security posture and take practical steps to improve their defences.

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Talking about the IP Licensing deal, Professor Stupples said:

“There has been interest in our cyber risk research for some time from the finance, insurance and transport communities. I am delighted about this deal as we needed a partner like Crossword, with the resources and expertise to develop a product based on our research, so companies can put it into action.”

The software product has now been superseded by Rizikon Assurance, aimed at Enterprise level Supplier Assurance and now one of the UK’s leading such platforms.

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Ken Fraser, Rizikon Product Manager explains:

“The original IP from City, UoL was essential in creating Rizikon and we were delighted to be able to funnel royalties back to the institution that developed it.  And by inspiring the design and development of Rizikon Assurance, we can clearly see the route from original research through to commercial success!”

If you are involved in Cyber Security or Risk research and want to learn more about how Crossword can work with you, please contact us.