Newport-based Wolfberry Cyber Security is one of 20 cyber scale-up businesses joining the Cyber Runway accelerator, Plexal has announced.

Wolfberry Cyber Security, which won the Digital Technology Business of the Year last week at the South Wales Argus Business Awards, will be joining the Scale stream of the DCMS-backed programme.

Plexal, the innovation company founded by Delancey, has revealed details of a total of 108 cyber entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and scale-ups joining the Cyber Runway accelerator programme.

Cyber Runway has been designed to address some of the biggest challenges facing cybersecurity, such as diversity and inclusion and regional representation, and to support the most promising innovators at various stages of growth.

Wolfberry Cyber Security is the only Wales-based organisation to be selected.

The cohorts are solving challenges like ransomware, cyber fraud, cyber-physical threats to critical national infrastructure, cloud security, improving threat intelligence and boosting education using emerging technologies such as AI, quantum and cloud security.

Damon Rands, CEO of Wolfberry Cyber Security, said: “The Cyber Runway membership represents some of the most innovative and high-potential cyber organisations currently operating in the UK. We’re very excited to be selected as one of only 20 UK companies for the scale-up stream and are already benefitting from the programme.

“It is a fantastic initiative backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and delivered by Plexal in partnership with CyLon, Deloitte and CSIT (the Centre for Secure Information Technologies) and we are excited to maximise the opportunity to learn and develop over the next six months.”