Episode 27

Published on:

18th Nov 2020

27: Incubating Security: Cyber’s Thriving Startup Scene

Things are a little different chez Cyber Humanity this week, as we're joined by cyber start-up savants, Grace Cassy of Cylon and Rob Newby of Procordr.

We hear about how our guests fell into cybersecurity (always an interesting topic of conversation) and what's being done to produce and nurture more quality security start ups, particularly in the UK and EU. We take a look at the differences between US and UK-founded cyber start ups and the relationship between the public and private sectors in both. What can the government do to encourage innovation in start ups?

Next we hear from Rob about the transition between a cushy full time job and starting up your own company. What does it take to bite the bullet and jump into the unknown like that?

Grace Cassy

Grace co-founded CyLon in 2015, having worked in the UK Diplomatic Service and as an advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Read her story here: https://cylonlab.com/our-team/grace-cassy/

Rob Newby

Rob was CISO for SmartDCC, the company responsible for rolling out Smart Meters across the UK, before founding Procordr this year. Read his story here: https://www.procordr.com/about

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About the Podcast

Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Camille Mallon (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Emma Walker (), and other special guests as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.