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CyberFish joins LORCA Cohort 5

The highly selective programme helps scale-up companies that demonstrate significant innovation within the cybersecurity sector to grow, mature and flourish.

Digital behaviour assessment and exercising provider, CyberFish, has been accepted into the LORCA (London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement) cyber accelerator’s fifth cohort.

Unique in the market, CyberFish offers a powerful combination of technical performance measurements and behavioural assessment techniques to deliver actionable insight to improve crisis management team performance. Its training focuses on human collaboration and leadership – two factors identified as important predictors of cyber resilience and defence performance.

Through its Incident Exercising training platform, CyberFish provides individual and team-based programmes that simulate a variety of crisis events. The strategic games in the platform aim to build situational awareness and team capacity to respond to any crisis, thereby actively reducing the impact of major financial and legal risk exposure from business disruptions. CyberFish tracks, analyses and feeds back learning opportunities to technical and leadership teams, in order to improve crisis management operations and team dynamics including virtual war room dynamics.

In joining LORCA, The CyberFish will be surrounded by a network of industry, government, trade advisors, investors and academics from around the world. All LORCA members gain access to its Plexal headquarters, an innovation centre and coworking space located in East London, as well as Hub8 in Cheltenham.

Berta Pappenheim, CEO and at CyberFish, commented: “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increased interest in virtual exercising, organisational resilience and the importance of business continuity in the face of significant challenges. While cybersecurity teams may be more accustomed to virtual collaboration, this high-risk period emphasises the need for strong leadership, effective training, and mental preparedness for all staff. After all, while technology can reduce the number of breaches, only real people, working together as a team, can save the business once a breach has been successful."

“We are thrilled to be joining LORCA and are excited for the possibilities that it brings. From connecting with other cybersecurity specialists to reaching new markets, clients and potential investors, LORCA is a stepping stone to substantial growth and commercial success. Over the next 12 months, we aim to establish ourselves as the UK’s foremost provider of cyberpsychology training and preparedness.”

Saj Huq, director at LORCA, added: “We seek out the best cyber businesses in the UK to provide them with the support they need to scale, find investment and expand into global markets. CyberFish, which provides education and training that draws on the psychology behind responding to a crisis to protect organisations, is an exciting addition to our fifth cohort. We’re looking forward to helping them with the next stage of their growth journey.”

The CyberFish joins LORCA off the back of its successful run through the NCSC cyber accelerator in Cheltenham as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy.

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