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Goldilock appoints Sir Chris Deverell as Strategic Advisor for Defence
Fri, 13th Oct 2023

Goldilock, the firm behind physical network isolation solution Drawbridge, has announced the appointment of Sir Chris Deverell to its advisory board as Strategic Advisor for Defence. Sir Chris Deverell, a highly-respected global figure in cyber defence, served as the former commander of the UK's Joint Forces Command and an advocate for radical innovation at the Ministry of Defence.

Deverell’s knowledge and expertise in defence strategy will be instrumental in directing the evolution of Goldilock Drawbridge, the instant physical network isolation solution that eradicates the internet attack vector itself. He believes radically innovative approaches are required for advancement in defence and cybersecurity. Following a distinguished career in the British Army, Deverell created Deverell Innovation Ventures to help intricate organisations adapt and prosper.

Expressing the urgency of the situation, Deverell says, "The global cyber threat theatre is growing rapidly, fuelled by increasingly sophisticated and brazen criminal and nation-state actors. No organisation, large or small, is safe. We have to ask ourselves to what extent our systems and data should be online 24/7 and whether the new default should be connection-on-demand. Goldilock's unique hardware-based approach to cyber security delivers on that premise, giving control back to organisation owners and managers."

Tony Hasek, CEO and Founder of Goldilock, praised Sir Chris, explaining, "Sir Chris is not only a highly respected military leader, but he is also a beacon for innovation in security globally. As Strategic Advisor for Defence, Sir Chris will be a valued addition and asset for our top management. We look forward to seeing how he can support Goldilock’s growth and ambitions in transforming the cyber landscape as we know it."

Goldilock operates on the notion that the only safe thing on the internet is something not on the internet. Their creation, Goldilock Drawbridge, provides a unique tool for organisations to swiftly and remotely respond to cyber threats without internet dependency.

Having grown significantly in the past few years, Goldilock is now seen as a leading British cybersecurity innovator. Its R and D facilities, established two years ago in the West Midlands, have seen rapid development through various initiatives and partnerships.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre recently highlighted Goldilock as one of five start-ups chosen to help tackle the persistent threat of ransomware attacks. Further recognition came from the UK Department of Science, Information and Technology in partnership with Infosecurity Europe, nominating it as a start-up finalist for the most innovative cyber SME. Goldilock was also awarded 'Hardware/Endpoint Device of the Year' at the 2023 TechnologyReseller Awards.

Recently, Goldilock has raised $1.7 million in a seed round led by New York Angels and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. With the addition of Sir Chris Deverell to their advisory board, Goldilock is expected to further solidify its position within the industry.