Not all superheroes wear capes, and Daniel Lewis is on a mission to help us against the risk of a cyber attack.
Based in Caerphilly, Daniel is CEO and one of the founders of Awen Collective which aims to reduce industrial cyber risk and maximise cyber security.
Previously a senior researcher at the University of South Wales, Daniel spotted a rapid growth in the number of cyber attacks industrial organisations were receiving and decided to do something about it in 2017.
Consequently, Awen Collective turned its attention to what it could do before an incident to try and reduce the risks of a cyber attack and provide resilience to organisations. The result was two software products which Awen Collective has implemented for various organisations, including the Ministry of Defence.
Daniel describes the software as an ‘internationalised solution for a global problem’, so the next step for Awen Collective was to naturally expand outside of the UK.
Then Brexit happened.
The UK left the EU and new rules for business with the EU came into force on January 1, 2021. A deal was agreed on December 24, 2020, and this was the first free trade agreement the EU has ever reached based on zero