Kx joins cyber security programme backed by Lloyds, Dell

Advanced data platform Kx has become the latest firm to join the likes of Lloyds Banking Group and Dell Technologies as a corporate partner to the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA).

Kx, headquartered in California, will join the government-backed programme to give cyber security scaleups access to its advanced data processing platform, bringing together real-time and historical databases.

LORCA is based in and delivered by the Plexal innovation centre, established by Delancey as part of Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, LORCA acts as a catalyst for collaboration in cyber security and is delivered by Plexal’s innovation team in collaboration with Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).

The programme is supported by corporate partners Lloyds, Dell, the Global Cyber Alliance, Kudelski Security and Kx.

Saj Huq, programme director at LORCA, said: “Working with Kx will provide a valuable opportunity for LORCA members to glean advanced, data-led insights and improve their market readiness, as well as access commercial expertise from Kx.”

The partnership will be spearheaded by Kx Ventures, an arm of the company dedicated to supporting early and growth stage companies.

Paul Hollway, head of Kx Ventures, said: "We have been impressed by the calibre of innovators LORCA has sourced from around the world and the clusters ability to drive such companies to success.”

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