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Cyber Security Nordic Competition

Cyber Security Nordic Competition highlights top performers in cyber security.

Cyber Security Nordic Competition 2024

Cyber Security Nordic invites companies in the field of cybersecurity to enter a competition that seeks innovative solutions and services that influence the development and growth of the industry in Finland and that have potential for international success. The final of the competition will take place in the form of a pitch competition at the Cyber Security Nordic event from 29–30 Otober 2024. The winner will receive a €10,000 prize, donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation. 

 

The Cyber Security Nordic Competition 2023 winner is Laavat!

Four chosen finalists showcased innovative solutions and services in the Cyber Security Nordic Competition. The finalists were CyberCoach, D-Fence Oy’s Easy GDPR, Tosibox Platform and LAAVAT solution for IoT security, that won the first price. 

 

 

LAAVAT   –  WINNER

LAAVAT specialises in helping manufacturers of machine control components to build equipment in compliance with cybersecurity standards such as IEC62443. The solution helps equipment manufacturers protect their devices and data from unauthorised access, manipulation and control using an approach based on mainstream security technologies. The LAAVAT solution for IoT security includes services to implement security features in devices. It also provides a platform to manage operations such as digital signing, encryption, and device provisioning during the manufacturing process.

 

CyberCoach

CyberCoach is modernising the cyber sector by bringing modern, easy-to-use and cost-effective security training directly to the platforms used by employees, such as Slack or Teams. It coaches employees to act and think for themselves in different security situations and is available anonymously 24/7, with the aim of reducing the digital skills gap that is a major threat to the future of corporate security. CyberCoach security training is part of a corporate social responsibility programme and an opportunity to motivate employees to get involved in closing the digital security skills gap in society. The service has already achieved impact and growth in international markets.

D-Fence Oy

D-Fence Oy‘s Easy GDPR service enables companies to implement, manage and verify their data protection in a way that is easy and can be used as a competitive advantage. The service complies with EU legal obligations and interfaces with the ESG Responsibility Report of Suomen Asiakastieto*, where data protection implementation is one of the topics to be reported. The service enables companies to promote basic human rights, responsible data handling and trust. Easy GDPR is easy to use and does not require specific knowledge. Easy GDPR has already been chosen by more than 1000 companies of all sizes, who are increasingly using its features to support their business.

Tosibox

Tosibox offers businesses a secure, seamless, and simplified network connectivity solution, the Tosibox Platform. It enables businesses to easily connect users, applications, systems, and devices via trusted and secure networks. The use of industry-leading standards-based encryption and authentication ensures that data cannot be compromised and can only be accessed by authorised users and systems. The solution has already proven to strengthen the competitiveness and profitability of businesses in Finland, and reference customer ARE, for example, has expanded its service business using Tosibox. TOSIBOX® Plug & Go™ technology was the world’s first patented, scalable remote access solution developed in Finland that is also extremely easy to use.

Who can apply?

The competition is open to a cybersecurity company, team or organisation, operating and registered in Finland.  

Jury

The award winner is selected by a professional jury with the following representatives (some more to be confirmed later): Kirsi Kokko, Business Finland, Ulla Heinonen, Confederation of Finnish Industries, Juhapekka Ristola, Sitra, Peter Sund, CEO FISC

The competition prize is funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation. The competition will take place at the Cyber Security Nordic event 29-30 October.

Rules of the competition: 

Cyber Security Nordic invites companies in the field of cybersecurity to enter a competition that seeks innovative solutions and services that influence the development and growth of the industry in Finland and that have potential for international success. The final of the competition will take place in the form of a pitch competition at the Cyber Security Nordic event from 29 to 39 October 2024. The winner will receive a €10,000 prize, donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation. 

The Cyber Security Competition seeks innovative solutions and services in the field of cybersecurity that influence the development, growth and internationalisation of the industry. 

Cyber Security Nordic, in collaboration with the Finnish Information Security Cluster (FISC), invites cybersecurity companies and organisations to submit their new solutions or services to the competition. The Cyber Security Competition is seeking products that lead the way for others and that have potential for international growth. 

The competition is open to a cybersecurity company, team or organisation, operating and registered in Finland, that meets one or more of the following criteria. 

  • The innovative solution or service supports the United Nation’s (UN) sustainable development goals, such as those related to economic growth (for example, the protection of intellectual capital or trade secrets), digital industry and transition, the protection of fundamental rights, or urbanisation. 
  • The product promotes a responsible digitalization, data processing and trust.
  • The innovative solution or service has the potential to create an international, European, or global impact.
  • The innovative solution or service strengthens the competitiveness and profitability of Finnish companies and/or the appeal of Finland as a business environment.

The competition jury will select the entrants that will go through to the final by 24 Sept, and will, in their selection, pay attention to the potential impact and scalability of the entry. Products and services submitted to the competition must be on the market and available for sale in 2024. 

The finalists selected by the jury will present their product or service in a pitch competition on the Cyber Security Nordic main stage on 30 October 2024, and the jury will then select the winner. The winner will receive a €10,000 prize, donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation.