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HutZero, the Government-Funded Cyber Security Programme, Launches its Fifth Bootcamp

  • HutZero is part of the UK Government’s quest to discover up-and-coming talent and bolster the UK’s credentials as a global centre for cyber security expertise 

  • 122 participants have now taken part in the HutZero programme

  • The group is formed of academics, entrepreneurs and corporate cyber experts 

  • 20 new cyber businesses have been supported by the programme

Twenty-four cyber entrepreneurs today join HutZero, the week-long government-backed ‘bootcamp’ that includes training and mentoring by some of Britain’s best cyber brains and cyber security companies. 

The programme, held in London, includes workshops on technical development, business fundamentals and team building. 

CyLon run the programme along with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University, Belfast. 

CyLon’s co-founder Grace Cassy said: 

“HutZero brings together people with an interest in cyber security and helps them shape their ideas into tangible businesses. Through HutZero the next generation of cyber entrepreneurs can test their innovations and develop the skills and confidence needed to build a company.  We’ve supported 20 new cyber businesses to date through the programme, and we hope by the end of the week HutZero 5 will have inspired this group of budding entrepreneurs to create more new UK startups.”

The bootcamp is followed by a three-month period of mentoring by a panel of experts recruited from academia, business, government and investors, with the aim of launching the next generation of cyber security startups. 

The programme is wholly funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  

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