Digital Shadows joins UKTI Cyber Security Trade Mission to Washington DC led by Prime Minister David Cameron
September 8, 2015
Announces plans to open first overseas offices in San Francisco and New York City
London UK – 16 January 2015: UK Prime Minister David Cameron is today showcasing cyber intelligence company Digital Shadows and 11 other leading British Cyber Security companies on a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) mission to Washington DC. The company will meet with the US Department of Homeland Security as well as several luminaries within the US cyber security industry and investment community with a view to promoting British expertise in the sector.
Digital Shadows is also announcing plans to extend its operations in the US with its first overseas offices. This will see the establishment of Digital Shadows Inc with premises opened in San Francisco and New York City. Digital Shadows CEO Alastair Paterson will head the US operation, with co-founder and current CTO James Chappell leading the UK business.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The UK is already leading the way in cyber security and this government is committed to ensuring it continues to be a leader in this multi-billion dollar industry. That’s why on this trip I’m supporting small businesses like Digital Shadows, a London-based company already fending off US competitors to win business in the States who are expanding to San Francisco and New York to build on their success.”
The twin developments mark an important step in the evolution of Digital Shadows. Established in 2011, the company provides a suite of managed services which helps protects organisations from a range of threats. By monitoring 80 million sources across 26 different languages Digital Shadows services are tuned to detect a range of possible threats to organisations and individuals including leaked or compromised company data, stolen intellectual property and the identification of potentially hostile cyber-criminal groups. Digital Shadows provides this service to several multinational companies and is working with the Bank of England on its CBEST programme to deliver intelligence-led security tests to help keep the UK banking sector safe from attack.
Alastair Paterson, CEO of Digital Shadows comments: “The US represents a massive opportunity for Digital Shadows. The time is now right for us to expand our reach outside of the UK and provide some of our multinational clients with a local presence in the US. The UKTI mission is a great springboard for the company and we look forward to meeting with some of the most respected individuals within the global cyber security and investment community whilst in Washington DC.”
The San Francisco and New York City offices will open in Q1 2015 and the company is currently recruiting for a number of sales, marketing and operations professionals to complete the team.
About Digital Shadows
Digital Shadows is a UK-based cyber intelligence company that helps clients discover sensitive data exposed through social media, cloud services and mobile devices. It also identifies which hostile groups are targeting its client base.
From its Canary Wharf headquarters, at the centre of London’s financial hub, Digital Shadows serves clients around the world, including some of the world’s largest banks.
For further information please visit www.digitalshadows.com