The Accelerator Network, which brings together business support services for high-growth tech companies, is working with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to bring together 50 of the UK’s brightest young cyber security minds to tackle critical cyber security issues.
The three-day ‘hackathon’ will take place in June 2015 and draw collective talent drawn from the UK’s thirteen universities, which have been identified as Academic Centres of Excellence in cybersecurity research. The event will see participants working together on ideas designed to tackle the cyber security issues facing businesses and critical infrastructure providers.
Ian Merricks, founder of The Accelerator Network, said: “Cyber security is the number one threat facing UK businesses and critical infrastructure providers. The real issue is that countermeasures are often developed by large teams bound by out-dated organisational structures, whereas attackers work together in disparate more flexible collectives.
“We hope this event will help create a more informal ideas-driven approach to problem solving. The Accelerator Network is delighted to be working with BIS to deliver such an event.”