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The cyber threat in Denmark is alarmingly high, with both companies and public authorities facing attacks daily. The Cyber Hub by DigitalLead unites a robust ecosystem of companies and academic institutions. These entities collaborate daily to develop solutions designed to counteract cyber criminals.
“Currently, we’re witnessing a world marred by global instability, which is mirrored in the heightened threat level, as assessed by the Centre for Cyber Security,” explains Henrik Aarestrup, CEO of DigitalLead.
“It’s imperative for us to stay ahead of the curve. We need to support European companies capable of advancing the latest cyber security measures. This will enable businesses to enhance their security postures. Concurrently, we must not shy away from discussing these risks, to ensure they remain a top priority for businesses. Furthermore, we must spotlight effective solutions that our cyber community can collectively elevate, thereby bolstering the competitiveness of Danish businesses at large,” he continues.
DigitalLead proactively gathers and disseminates the latest insights and fosters networking opportunities, enabling companies to discover partners, investors, and potential employees. Additionally, DigitalLead offers both financial support and expert consultation to help transition a concept into a viable product.
“The cyber security landscape is akin to a cat-and-mouse game. What’s evident is the growing integration of cyber security measures into digital products and services, right from their inception. Startups often pioneer these innovations, pushing technical boundaries. This, in turn, pressures larger cyber security firms to up their game, thereby enhancing the competitiveness of companies of all sizes,” Aarestrup says.
- The cluster organisation has +300 members and is the hub for new knowledge, collaboration, innovation and growth.
- Last year, DigitalLead took over the Danish cyber security hub, Cyber Hub. This was done in part to address the increasing threat of cyber attacks and the business opportunities that came with it.
According to an analysis by IRIS GROUP, cyber security stands as one of the most promising sectors within the digital industries, in terms of economic prospects and synergy potential. Regulatory frameworks like the NIS2 directive are intensifying the cyber security requirements for companies. Collectively, we’re establishing an environment conducive for cyber businesses to thrive and for Denmark to strengthen its defenses against cyber criminals.
DigitalLead observes not only a growing demand for cyber security solutions but also an increasing number of entrepreneurs recognizing business opportunities stemming from the heightened threat landscape. “This trend is hardly surprising given that cyber-attacks can severely compromise a business’s operations,” notes Aarestrup.
Henrik Aarestrup concludes, “We see a tremendous market potential as many companies and public institutions have come to understand that the threat is ubiquitous. As a result, there is a high demand for robust solutions to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks. DigitalLead often serves as a facilitator for initiating these crucial conversations.”