Cybersecurity start-up named one of the top innovators in the fight against digital threats.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 19 April, 2017  On the front line of defense against digital threats, cybersecurity start-up Oxford BioChronometrics has been crowned one of the winners of the annual NATO Defense Innovation Challenge.

The company was singled out for its technology to detect the “weapon of choice” for state-sponsored cyber-attacks, known as Remote Access Trojans. Such attacks are otherwise undetectable by other technology until after they have happened. The company’s unique ability to analyze behavior in real time, which it calls its Human Recognition Technology, can be used to protect digital assets of all types, whether they are complex secure networks or digital advertisements.

Held and judged by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI), the challenge’s purpose is to identify “transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from small business and academia” in support of NATO and its cyber capabilities. For a small cybersecurity company that established itself at the University of Oxford just 4 years ago, this is a powerful validation of its technology.

“We work non-stop to deliver solutions that will protect all digital assets from criminal elements,” said David Scheckel, CEO of Oxford BioChronometrics. “This award proves that not only are we effective in the fight against typical cyber-crime, but that our technology can be deployed at even the highest levels of network complexity to deliver a reliable, effective solution.”

“This challenge affirms that the cutting-edge technology we need to stay ahead of emerging threats is out there, and we are committed to finding innovative ways to connect with the small businesses and academic institutions that lack visibility within NATO but have much to offer the Alliance,” said NCI General Manager Koen Gijsbers.

Scheckel added “Whether our solutions are being used to detect digital ad fraud or protect secure networks, we’re grateful for NATO’s validation and trust in our technology.”

For more information about the Second Annual Defence Innovation Challenge, visit https://www.ncia.nato.int/NewsRoom/Pages/170404-NITEC17-Innovation-Challenge.aspx