About us

We deliver secure behaviour change for our customers. Engaging and empowering their staff to protect themselves against the cyber threats that target the human user.

The problem

Our experience as security practitioners is that traditional approaches to security awareness aren’t enough. Often infrequent, over complex, overlong, boring or patronising.

The solution

So we’ve applied the behavioural theory and evidence of how people really learn and behave, including the Nobel Prize winning “Nudge” Theory, to offer the Next Generation of Security Awareness.

The product

Our software product, Redflags™, is a highly innovative security awareness subscription solution; uniquely delivering ongoing, context-aware and real-time security awareness to help people make secure decisions day in, day out. In fact we offer the only truly real-time security awareness product on the market.

 

The company

ThinkCyber was founded in 2016, by Dr Mike Butler and Tim Ward, with a mission to deliver pragmatic, user centric solutions to cyber security challenges.

Mike and Tim brought a wealth of experience as security and IT practitioners which, via multiple Innovate UK grants, they have combined with expertise from academia to create their transformative solution.

 

 

 

ThinkCyber are alumni of the first cohort through LORCA, of SetSquared, Accelerator Academy, C5 Accelerate, the Digital Catapult Cyber 101 programme and the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship centre.

ThinkCyber holds Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance certification.

The founders

Tim Ward, CEO

Tim Ward, CEO

Tim has 20+ experience years in both consulting and corporate IT at Logica, PA Consulting, Sepura; and was Global Head of IT for the cyber division of BAE Systems (Detica). Tim studied Computer Science with AI at the University of Leeds, holds an MBA from the Open University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University.

Mike Butler, CTO

Mike Butler, CTO

Mike is an experienced IT and Information Security professional with 15+ years of experience across the security, technology and telecommunications industries including as Global Head of InfoSec at BAE Systems AI (Detica). Mike is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and winner of a CISM worldwide achievement award. He holds a PhD in wireless communications and MSc in Communications Systems and Signal Processing.

 

Robert Coles, Advisory Board Member

Robert Coles, Advisory Board Member

Robert Coles has over 30 years of cybersecurity experience and has held a number of Chief Information Security Officer positions, including for the NHS and health and care system, GSK, National Grid and Merrill Lynch. Prior to these CISO roles, he held a number of “head of” roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, and was the first lead partner, and set up, KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA. He is also an Honorary Professor at UCL and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Hugo Trepant, Non-Executive Director

Hugo Trepant, Non-Executive Director

Hugo Trepant is an Angel Investor, Mentor and Non-Executive Director (NED) and has built an advisory and NED portfolio leveraging strategy, benefits realisation, culture, people, capability building and transformational change skills. He draws on significant experience as a strategy consultant in the Defence & Security, Public Sector and Energy industries, having worked with Booz Allen Hamilton and PwC. And brings strong international experience in Europe and Middle East supporting CEO and Board level agendas.