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Identifying cyber insider threats in real time

Case study from Surrey-based ThinkingSafe who showcased at DSEI 2015.

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ThinkingSafe, an SME based in Surrey, received funding from the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) for projects in a number of areas including cyber insider threat detection and automating cyber incident responses.

Under the insider threat detection project, ThinkingSafe delivered a technical proof of concept to demonstrate how a software solution could be used to identify insider threats in real time. The software is based on behavioural science and runs autonomously on end point devices.

Following this successful proof of concept, ThinkingSafe was invited to bid for further research funding from CDE.

Julian Dean, CTO and Founder, ThinkingSafe says:

CDE is one of the best UK government frameworks for encouraging innovative SMEs, because the projects are focussed on real business requirements, and delivered with minimal overhead.

Founded in 1997 and located on the campus of Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham, Surrey, ThinkingSafe employs 16 people. ThinkingSafe develops and delivers secure computing solutions to security sensitive markets, including finance, professional, government, and medical.

View the presentation slides.

About CDE

CDE funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research. We work with the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to develop cost-effective capabilities for UK armed forces and national security.

CDE is part of Dstl.

Centre for Defence Enterprise

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Harwell Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX11 0QX

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Published 16 September 2015
Last updated 18 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Link to DSEI presentation slides now available
  2. First published.