Manchester start-up tackles cyber security

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by Stephen Chapman

A Manchester company, backed by tech entrepreneur, Paul Kenyon, is targeting cyber security.

Purplephish aims to shift the focus from post-crime detection, to prevention.

“Cyber security is a rising challenge for UK businesses and will be a huge growth area over the coming years,” explained Kenyon.

“With high profile cyber-attacks crippling organisations, such as the Wannacry attack on the NHS last year, the scale of the threat is clear. Human error and lack of education has been pinpointed in a number of studies, with 80% of businesses not addressing cyber training within their employee base. We see a clear opportunity to work with organisations of all sizes, helping them strengthen their approach to such business challenges.

“I firmly believe Purplephish can help shape this market, differentiated by their leading edge technology and unique approach taken to educating end users.

The company supplies software-based security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform.