CheckRecipient announced as winner of UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the year

CheckRecipient has been announced as the winner of a national competition to find the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the Year.  The final was held at Infosecurity Europe, London, and saw four competition finalists showcase their products in front of an expert judging panel and Infosecurity Europe audience.

Tim Sadler, Co-founder and CEO at CheckRecipient pitched his product which uses machine learning technology to automatically prevent highly sensitive information being sent to the wrong people over email. The CheckRecipient platform analyses historical email data in order to understand conventional sending patterns and behaviours in order to detect when emails are accidentally being sent to the wrong people or intentionally being sent to unauthorised accounts.

Sadler said: “CheckRecipient are delighted to be the winners of this year’s Most Innovative Small Cybersecurity Company. Infosecurity Europe is a hugely important event in the cybersecurity calendar, it’s where the world comes to do business for a few days, and it is great that we have the exposure provided by this award so that others can find out about what we’re doing and the problem that we’re solving for enterprises around the globe. Awards are really important for us – and we’ve been the winner of some fantastic awards so far. They show that there is credibility in what we’re doing and interest from the wider community, and they also help us win new customers and meet new people, something which is very important to our business.”

This year’s judging panel, was chaired by Martin Chalmers, Managing Director, Aerospace Defence, Security & Technology, Atkins, comprises Eileen Burbidge, Partner, Passion Capital; David A Cass, Vice President & CISO, Cloud and SaaS Operational Services, IBM and Paul Crichard, CTO & Head of Technical Strategy, BT Security.

The three finalists in contention to win the award, sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport were Dynarisk, Immersive Labs and iProove who went head to head in a live pitch on the Keynote Stage.

This initiative saw twenty small cybersecurity companies go head-to-head in April in pitch-off, to win one of fourteen exhibition stands in the UK Cyber Innovation Zone and showcase their products and services in Thought Leadership presentations in the UK Cyber Innovation Showcase Theatre at Infosecurity Europe.

The award launched in 2015 at Infosecurity Europe. The past winners of this award were Device Authority (2016) and Geolang (2015).

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About Infosecurity Europe

Strategically held annually in London, Europe’s centre for technology start-up businesses, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event.  Featuring numerous analysts, policy experts, journalists and over 345 exhibitors, Infosecurity Europe presents an invaluable business platform, as well as staging the world’s largest complimentary conference programme containing eight specialist seminar streams, which have been accredited by leading industry associations (ISC)² and ISACA since 2012. The event attracts over 18,000 unique information security industry professionals attending from every segment of the industry from over 70 countries and presents the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe.


About Four Competition Finalists


CheckRecipient a VC-backed, London based, cybersecurity startup founded by a team of Imperial College trained engineers, mathematicians and ex-investment bankers. The software platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to prevent highly-sensitive information being sent to the wrong people over email.


DynaRisk gives individuals a cyber risk score derived from personal risk factors, external data sources, vulnerability scanning and more. They help companies protect their individual or SME clients, staff or supply chain from cyber threats by enabling people to take action to protect themselves


ImmersiveLabs combine social, gamification and lab streaming to identify, measure and develop practical cyber skills.


iProove delivers secure online authentication using effortless, neural-network based face matching. Patented One Time Biometric Flashmark technology sustainably protects users from spoof and replay attacks and compromised devices.