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SafeShark selected for cyber scheme

September 28, 2023

By ColIn Mann

Compliance testing specialist SafeShark has been selected for the DSIT-funded Cyber Runway scheme as part of the ‘Scale’ cohort of innovative cyber companies for 2024/25.

The largest cyber accelerator in the UK, Cyber Runway is part of the government’s £2.6 billion (€3bn) National Cyber Strategy to protect and promote the UK online. The scheme is designed to address the biggest challenges facing cyber security by supporting the most promising innovators at various stages of growth. This includes an objective to strengthen the UK cyber security ecosystem and ensure we have a sustainable, innovative, and internationally competitive cyber and information security sector.

“To have been selected for this fantastic scheme for a second time really is a badge of honour for SafeShark,” declared SafeShark Director Alex Buchan. “It comes at a crucial time for us and for industry as the April 2024 compliance deadline races towards all manufacturers of connected devices.”

“Being part of this scheme with other innovators in the cyber space ensures we are in the very best company with access to premium support, which in turn helps us support our customers,” added Saj Huq, CCO and Head of Innovation at Plexal. “And it is a clear endorsement of SafeShark’s innovation, cyber credentials and credibility.”

“We’re excited to welcome two cohorts to Cyber Runway’s Grow and Scale streams, helping some of the UK’s most promising young companies to develop their technologies, and in turn strengthen the UK’s digital economy and drive greater cyber resilience.”

In the UK, the Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill is now law. All manufacturers of connected devices are legally obliged to comply with the new legislation by April 29th 2024.

A joint venture between DTG Testing and Connect Devices and backed by BSI, SafeShark delivers UK and EU market access to consumer electronic devices through independent PSTI and RED Radio Equipment Directive compliance testing.

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