Secure Thingz founded in 2016, is a partner to Arm and last year gained significant backing from IAR Systems. It is one of the world’s leading IoT security experts and enables organisations to implement straightforward, scalable and sustainable security from a device’s inception.
Professor Paul Dorey has been a key player in information security for over 25 years: consulting to numerous governments, running global strategy, security and risk management functions for BP, Morgan Grenfell and Barclays Bank, sitting on the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA), and co-founding both the Jericho Forum and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).
This is the second year in a row that a cyber security expert has won the Contribution to Industry Prize, with Peter Davies of Thales e-Security taking the prize in 2018.
Enterprise Immune System is a self-learning cyber AI technology that detects novel attacks and insider threats at an early stage. The company modeled its technology on the human immune system, enabling it to spot the subtle signals of an advanced attack — without relying on rules, signatures, or prior assumptions.
In addition to these, the sensor tech start-up Nanusens was the only company to take home two awards: Disruptive Technology, and Emerging Technology Company of the Year.