Falanx Group Ltd (LON:FLX) Cyber Defence Executive Director Jay Abbott talks to DirectorsTalk about the set up of its new Falanx Cyber Technologies unit. Jay provides an update on how things are progressing, expands on the prototyping of new technology, shares his thoughts on the governments investment of £20m into cyber security education for kids, explains what makes Falanx different, and potential for new contracts.
Jay’s leadership and innovation in the field of Cyber Security is well known, having led the UK National Threat & Vulnerability Management Practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, before founding the extremely well regarded Cyber Security consultancy, ASC Ltd. Jay is a celebrated key-note speaker who is regularly quoted in the media on the subject of Cyber Security. Over the past 20 years within the industry, Jay has spoken at high profile public and private events on the topics of cyber and information security. His work and thought leadership with the UK Cyber Security Challenge, alongside some of the biggest names within commercial Cyber market and Government, has developed creative solutions to solving the skills shortage in the cyber industry. These innovations include the development of the “PoD online gaming platform” and the “Cyphinx – Immersive 3D Gaming platform”, each an innovation in engaging the next generation of talent to ensure the future of the industry and protect the interest of the country. Jay is the Managing Director of Falanx Cyber Defence and has responsibility for defining the technology roadmap and innovation of the company.
Falanx Group Ltd had announced “Our newly formed business unit has been created in order to gain significant commercial advantage from the management of advanced cyber threats we see every day. Falanx Cyber Technologies uses knowledge gained in Falanx Cyber Defence, our managed service business, to develop and produce a range of proprietary technology to continuously improve our ‘Security-as-a-Service’ offering. We also distribute through channel partners to the wider SME and Major Enterprise market.”