Global cybersecurity hub Plexal recently announced partnerships with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), City of New York, and the New York Economic Development Corporation. The East London-based co-working space and innovation center stated the new partnerships will help the cybersecurity companies under its umbrella to scale globally.
Plexal claims that it provides consultation and demo opportunities for cybersecurity startups through its hub in East London. Plexal also delivers LORCA, a cybersecurity program backed by United Kingdom government, through its cybersecurity innovation hub.
GCA, a collaborative non-profit entity, works with global networks and partners to mitigate cyber risk. It provides cybersecurity solutions and expertise from government and the private sector to Plexal’s members to help them create their cybersecurity products/services. The latest partnership enables sharing of knowledge, resources, and creates a strong connection between cyber innovators based in NYC and the UK to solve cybersecurity challenges globally.
“Our partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the New York Economic Development Corporation will see Plexal be the UK lead for the NYC Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge, with a focus on creating better cybersecurity solutions for SMEs. Plexal will both ensure UK innovators are well represented as challenge participants and also act as the primary UK landing pad for challenge winners. Plexal will provide consultation, demo opportunities and a base for winners to develop in the UK through free coworking space and support at Plexal’s hub at Here East, London. The partnership will establish strong connections between cyber innovators based in NYC and the UK, enabling sharing of knowledge and resources that are vital to solving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale,” Plexal said in a statement.
Speaking about the partnerships, Andrew Roughan, Managing Director of Plexal, said, “Sharing knowledge and being open to cooperation between global cyber innovators and industry is more important than ever. We’re looking forward to deepening our links with new global partners and acting as the UK landing pad and connector. These important partnerships with the New York Development Corporation and the Global Cyber Alliance will mean the emerging cyber stars we support can have even greater direct access to new markets and the networks they need to succeed.”