SafeShark, a Joint Venture between DTG Testing and Connect Devices and backed by BSI, has been awarded the Highly Commended medal for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at the 2021 Security Excellence Awards.

Beating fellow finalists White Bullet, Quantum Security, Stellar Cyber, Egress, Ermetic, Evina, Ava Security and Clayton, SafeShark may not have taken home the overall win (congratulations to KnowBe4) but for a brand new offering in line with legislation that only went before Parliament last week, it feels like one to us!

The 2021 Security Excellence Awards is dedicated to ‘recognising and rewarding the companies, people, products and projects that keep the rest of us safe’ and SafeShark is designed to do exactly that.

Set up through DCMS funding, SafeShark provides the leading independent certification for the IoT cyber security standards set out in new legislation that went before Parliament last week. That legislation lays down a compliance baseline, but the real market opportunity lies in driving best practice in an area that is moving closer to the top of the consumer agenda.

Our certification offers proactive manufacturers the opportunity to leverage first mover advantage, parlaying it into a point of differentiation with a ‘Protect, Prepare and Enhance’ approach to position themselves and their products as the most trusted on the market.

Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you go beyond compliance to create competitive edge.

We are delighted that SafeShark has already been recognised as one of the most important innovations in the cyber security space. The legislation that is now before Parliament is designed to add a layer of protection for consumers in their own homes. SafeShark goes beyond those mandated requirements to demonstrate to retailers and their consumers that device manufacturers have really gone the extra mile to keep their customers safe.

Richard Lindsay-Davies



1 Dec 2021