Sylvain Cortes, Vice President of Strategy at Hackuity: The UK is an important milestone in our business plans for the EMEA region. Image credit: DR
Lyon-based cybersecurity solutions publisher Hackuity is expanding its international presence by opening offices in the UK. It thus intends to expand its base of UK customers as well as its on-site workforce.
Hackuity crosses the channel and settles in the UK. Development outside of France facilitated by €12 million in funding obtained in March 2022. The Lyon-based French publisher of cyber security solutions already had offices in Singapore and the Netherlands. Founded in 2018 by Patrick Ragaru and Pierre Polette, two cyber defense veterans from Orange, Hackuity enables cyber security teams to identify, prioritize and fix security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. The platform also helps companies map their cyber assets.
This new office opening comes as the UK cyber security market has seen strong growth since February 2021, with a notable 6,000 job creations across the country. At the same time, and for the first time, it reached a turnover of 10 billion in 2022. Hackuity intends to use this windfall to triple its base of UK customers by 2023, focusing in particular on large companies in the health, administration and financial sectors. The UK is an important milestone in our business plans for the EMEA region, explains Sylvain Cortes, Vice President of Strategy. It is a leading country in establishing best practices in cyber policy and one of the world’s leading technology hubs. It is therefore the ideal place to demonstrate our value.
The company also plans to develop its sales model by favoring indirect sales and especially distribution via MSPs. Finally, Hackuity aims to strengthen its workforce, with recruitment considered key to our goals. However, the number of planned hires in 2023 has not been specified.