Oz Alashe is the CEO and Founder of CybSafe - an innovative and fast-growing British cyber security company based at the prestigious Level39 tech community in Canary Wharf. A former UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, he is now focused on making society more secure by helping organisations effectively address the human aspect of cyber security. At CybSafe, he and his team have developed an award-winning software platform. Combining behavioural science theory with cognitive computing technologies, CybSafe helps businesses to effectively address the human aspect of cyber security.
In addition to his extensive experience and understanding of national security, Oz has a deep insight into human component of cyber security. Oz is regularly asked to comment on cyber security stories in the press, as well as speak at industry events. He is also a keen advocate of social investment and has worked with several mentorship schemes and charities that aim to help young people from all walks of life fulfil their potential.
Oz was made an MBE in 2010 for leadership in complex conflict environments.
CybSafe is an award-winning, cloud-based platform that goes beyond ‘tick-box’ cyber security training. CybSafe’s innovative technology fuses psychology and behavioural science with artificial intelligence and data science. The software makes tangible improvements to cyber security awareness, behaviour, and culture, and helps businesses reduce their overall human cyber risk.
In 2018, CybSafe secured £3.5 million in its Series A funding round. The fundraising builds on an exceptional year for CybSafe, which has grown rapidly since its official launch in 2017. Customers include Lloyds Bank, Credit Suisse, Just Eat, Premier League, and John Lewis.
GCHQ-certified and IISP-accredited, CybSafe is endorsed by the Law Society and is a RegTech partner of the FCA. CybSafe works with the CPNI, the NCSC, and a number of top UK universities on overcoming human cyber security challenges.