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How LORCA works with industry to shape our cybersecurity programmes

Author: Lydia Ragoonanan, director, LORCA   We recently welcomed 11 companies to our second cohort, which is focusing on two very specific challenges: securing supply chains and user-centric security. And the road we took to deciding on those challenges isView post

Plexal boosts its global cybersecurity links with two international partnerships

Plexal, the innovation centre and workspace that’s delivering LORCA, has partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), City of New York, and the New York Economic Development Corporation. The partnerships are designed to help cybersecurity companies scale internationally while also expandingView post

LORCA reveals cohort 2

Last year we revealed that, after consulting with industry about their most pressing needs, we’d narrowed down the focus areas for our second cohort to two main themes: securing supply chains and user-centric security. We then embarked on a selection process,View post

Inside LORCA’s Needs Accelerator: how utilities companies are approaching the NIS directive

LORCA’s core aim is to develop and scale promising solutions that keep industry and customers safe online. Helping innovators understand what the needs of industry are – and how their solutions align to those needs – is an important componentView post

LORCA academic masterclasses: dates for your diary

LORCA’s hosting a series of academic masterclasses run by cybersecurity experts from the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). If you’d like to participate in person or remotely, just email us on    Thursday 15 November, 2-4pm: Basic Malware Analysis   LedView post

LORCA sales workshop: A Practitioner’s Guide to Effective Selling

LORCA’s hosting a series of sales development workshops to support startups in accelerating their growth and success. These sessions will focus on business development, pipeline generation, setting up great sales cultures and delivering consistently. Eliott Stead, sales director for RevJet, willView post

5 things LORCA will do to promote greater diversity in cybersecurity

Author: Lydia Ragoonanan, director, LORCA The data on diversity has finally caught up with the obvious: that having a diversity in backgrounds, perspectives, skills and ideas gives you a competitive advantage. McKinsey’s latest research shows that companies with more genderView post

LORCA’s cohort two challenges: why we picked user-centric security and securing supply chains

Author: Lydia Ragoonanan, director, LORCA    Here at LORCA we’ve just launched an open call for our second cohort. We asked our Innovation Forum (made up of cross-industry representatives) to help us shape the focus of cohort two by asking themView post

The role of herd immunity in cybersecurity

Author: Dr. Wendy Ng, cyber security professional, Deloitte   Improved hygiene and large-scale vaccination programmes have been shown to be effective in preventing the transmission of infections. As well as giving direct protection to the immunised, vaccination programmes also protectView post

Most security awareness training gets filed away and forgotten. Here’s what we think works.

ThinkCyber is part of the first LORCA cohort. Its RedFlags™ security awareness software applies behavioural and learning science to “nudge” users towards secure behavioural change. Here, director Tim Ward makes the case for empowering your people with better training. PeopleView post