Hub8 in Cheltenham welcomes new cyber med tech tenant as it expands from USA to UK


Cylera, a New York-headquartered company operating in the IoT, medical device (IoMT), enterprise OT cybersecurity and threat intelligence space has opened a UK office in the Hub8 Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham. The innovative workspace is dedicated to the growth and development of the local cyber technology community. The new office location will serve the overall England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and will be the base for expansion into EMEA.

Timur Ozekcin, Co-Founder and CEO of Cylera, said: “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to better serve UK customers with our new office location. With IoT and IoMT growth, and further reliance on connected devices, organisations are experiencing attacks targeted at connected assets to extort money, impact patient care and disrupt operations. Cylera’s patented technologies provide customers like the NHS Trust hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organisations in the U.K., a huge step forward in lowering security gaps and improving overall security status.”

The urgency is high, with healthcare and other sectors experiencing increased levels of ransomware, nation state intrusions, and other attacks. In particular, the NHS has continued to drive for raising the bar on healthcare data security requirements such as with the annual submission of the Data Security Protection (DSP) Toolkit to help safeguard patient data privacy and lower cybersecurity risks.

Bruce Gregory, Hub8’s Managing Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Cylera join the Hub8 community.

“Cheltenham is home to a thriving cyber security ecosystem. At the centre of this ecosystem is Hub8 – the innovation space that brings together best-in-class start-ups, SMEs and global companies in the cyber security and tech sectors, with academia, government and the wider community to create the ideal platform for organic growth, collaboration and serendipity to occur in one place. Adding Cylera’s industry-leading technology, vision and innovation in IoT cyber security will bring significant benefits to our community and to the broader industry.”

“Being close to our customers and partners is critical as we help existing and future customers address the need to gain visibility of connected IoT, medical devices and enterprise OT within the estate and the associated vulnerabilities and risks,” said Brigden, “Cheltenham is the perfect location to embed Cylera within the U.K.’s cyber security ecosystem and provides the platform for us to better meet our customer’s needs and growth goals within the region.”