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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. People are often described as being the weakest link in cybersecurity defence. But here at ThinkCyber we believe that people can (and should) be turned into one of the strongest. There’s certainly enough data supporting the argument that people’s lack of cyber awareness is at the heart of many breaches. For example, in 2017 IBM found that two thirds of recorded […] Read More

–  Author: Lydia Ragoonanan, director, LORCA  We’re on the cusp of a digital health revolution that could see healthcare providers make better use of data to intervene earlier, provide more personalised treatment and, ultimately, reduce the cost of running our healthcare system. But patients, who are already taking a more hands-on approach to managing their own health, rightfully expect highly personal data about their bodies to remain secure. This means that unlocking the opportunities hinges on having great cybersecurity solutions – plus a collaborative effort to navigate the logistical, administrative, ethical and technical hurdles in front of us.   The future of healthcare looks […] Read More

LORCA has officially arrived! The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement was launched at Plexal on Tuesday at an event featuring our director Lydia Ragoonanan, CSIT director Dr Godfrey Gaston and Stephen Wray, director at Deloitte. We also revealed our first cohort of 10 cyber stars (who will be with us at LORCA for a six-month programme) and heard from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Hancock used his keynote to highlight the importance of tech like AI to our economy and lives while stressing that innovation in AI must go hand in hand with […] Read More

Research commissioned by LORCA reveals today that a lack of preparation is leaving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) vulnerable to damaging cyber attacks, as the threat of cyber attacks to businesses increases. The prevalence of cyber attacks is affecting businesses of all sizes. According to research undertaken for LORCA by One Poll among C-level executives, 50% of organisations with over 500 employees polled have suffered a cyber attack in the past 12 months. This is despite 91% of larger organisations surveyed saying they have a formal protocol in place to prepare for an attack. Meanwhile, while just 12% of SMEs […] Read More

London Cyber Innovation Centre opens and welcomes first cohort of innovative UK-based cybersecurity businesses    Digital Secretary Matt Hancock officially opens government-funded London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) today  Comes as independent new figures show almost a quarter of businesses say they struggle to find the right cybersecurity solution for their need Newly named centre will position the UK as global leader in cybersecurity and support the country’s innovators to turn their ideas to solve critical cybersecurity challenges into reality  London, 26 June 2018: A new centre dedicated to cyber innovation, the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA), is being officially opened […] Read More