CityDefend assuring cloud confidence through searchable encryption






City, University of London





Spun out, company formed



Cyber Type

Information risk assessment and management

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CityDefend’s unique searchable encryption enables you to manage your most confidential data while maintaining absolute privacy and security. This technology was developed to MVP stage through CyberASAP programme and have been further developed funded by EIT digital.

Key achievements: MVP was developed in 2019; the MVP was further developed with EIT digital funding in 2020 to the beta product;

Evaluation license signed and completed with two companies; company registered in 2020;

Currently looking for paid pilots and management candidates. Applying for various accelerators.

UK and US patents secured.

Targeting Financial Services, Healthcare


“I took part in the CyberASAP program, supporting the Citydefend team as the Tech transfer manager of the City, University of London. Our overall experience was very satisfactory and the continuous support from Robin and Emma was commendable. It was a steep learning curve for the team to take the idea through the value proposition, market validation and finally MVP development. The program has enriched all our experiences with entrepreneurship.”

Powlami Ghosh


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