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Cyber Security Company turns 11th Century Castle into Cyber Security Defence Hub 

Award-winning cyber security company, Core to Cloud, is refurbishing the iconic 11,000 square foot, 11th Century Castle in the centre of Cirencester to into a modern, collaborative workspace where local businesses, schools, colleges and universities can come together to fight against the rising threat of cybercrime.

According to the latest UK Governments Cyber Security Breaches Survey 39% of UK businesses have experienced a cyber attack. To help organisations safeguard against this growing risk, Core to Cloud will fit the Castle with state of the art training facilities, a Star Wars style screening room and a spacious events area for students, businesses and industry professionals to share best practice, advice and discover the latest in cyber defence skills and technology.

To mark the re-opening on 17th November, Core to Cloud will be hosting its popular S.COM security and compliance event at the new Castle facilities, bringing together the best of the South West’s IT and cybersecurity experts. Hosted by Amar Singh, founder of Cyber Management Alliance, the free event is open to any business or student to attend for a full day of cyber training and workshops, panel debates, and to hear advice from over 15 industry lead speakers including Neil Martin, Formula One. The day will be rounded off by a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Castle. To attend this exciting event you can register here:  

Core to Cloud’s CEO, James Cunningham, was named last month as one of the ‘Ones to Watch’ in The Times’ LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list. Commenting on the Castle refurbishment he said: “We’re proud to be opening this fantastic new premises to local businesses and education centres to encourage start-ups and students to collaborate in the world of cyber security. At Core to Cloud, we’re passionate about nurturing future cyber skills to help defend against the war on cyber as well as educate organisations and individuals on the importance of having a strong and resilient security posture. Our new facilities will include spaces for regular webinars, human behaviour training, incidence response plans and much more as we continue to share our knowledge about threat avoidance and diligent use of software.”

The new premises will also be home to its 25+ workforce. Since forming in 2015 Core to Cloud has grown 138% year on year, more than quadrupling its revenue in the last three years and tripling its workforce. It now supports over a quarter of UK NHS Trusts, as well as Enterprises such as high street retailer Fat Face and GFK, amongst its diverse portfolio of clients.

About Core to Cloud 

Core to Cloud is an award winning cyber security solutions provider founded in 2015 by business entrepreneurs and IT specialists, Mark Liddle and James Cunningham. The company continuously research the market for emerging, ground-breaking technology solutions. From complete network visibility, security validation, governance and control, to threat detection and response, it provides consultancy and technical support for the planning and implementation of bespoke, sustainable cyber security strategies.

In 2022 it was awarded Cyber Security Company of the Year at The Sparkies award, Growth Business of the Year at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards, and Co-founder James Cunnigham, was named as a ‘One to Watch’ in The Times’ LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list.

Now supporting over 100 customers across an array of sectors, from Fat Face to UCL and 50+ NHS Trusts, Core to Cloud turns cybersecurity into a competitive advantage, removing the constraints that limit performance while keeping their customers’ most critical infrastructure safe and secure.

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