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PwC and CyLon partner for cybersecurity scale-ups

Big Four accountancy firm, PwC has announced it has partnered with CyLon in order to launch a new programme to improve its cybersecurity offering.

The programme, taking place in London, will introduce companies which work with PwC to potential customers, decision makers, and thought leaders in their field who could advise, mentor, or partner with their business.

Participants in the programme will undertake a business development curriculum and receive advice from entrepreneurs and experts on topics such as leadership, operational growth, investor readiness, sales and marketing, as well as how boards view and strategise around cyber security.

The programme will culminate in an executive evening, the programme’s corporate pitching event, where the cohort will present to PwC and CyLon’s network of senior executives, industry thought leaders and decision makers.

Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC, said: “Cyber security risk continues to rank highly amongst CEOs’ top threats to their organisation. We need innovative new businesses like our cohort to help tackle the latest cyber threats and build a more secure digital society.

“This programme will support these high growth scale-ups on their journey and help generate mutually beneficial commercial opportunities and relationships with established organisations.”

Grace Cassy, co-founder of CyLon, added: “CyLon’s experience supporting the growth of over 80 international cyber security companies gives us unique insights into what makes a successful cyber business.

“We will draw on this experience and our unique combination of security, investment and business expertise to provide support and guidance to the Scale | Cyber companies, alongside some outstanding CyLon mentors. We are excited to collaborate with PwC as we continue to support cyber talent and innovation driving the global digital economy.”

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