Digitalization is at the forefront of Danish economic growth. We are a nation that believes in new-age technology. Lately, we have become a sceptic nation, taking a slow step after another to ensure that our systems and networks are robust. The focus from innovation is now evolving toward Cybersecurity

Written by Kalpita Bhosale

Jul 22, 2021 / 5 min. read

Cybersecurity is about human behaviour

Digitalization is at the forefront of Danish economic growth. We are a nation that believes in new-age technology. Lately, we have become a sceptic nation, taking a slow step after another to ensure that our systems and networks are robust. The focus from innovation is now evolving toward Cybersecurity

The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity

We had the pleasure of chatting with Lars Bajlum Holmgaard Christensen, Head of Cyber Hub, The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity, the newest entity that brings talented individuals and groups from the research and education institutions together to promote more cybersecurity entrepreneurship and encourage further growth of startups through incubation and acceleration programs.

"We had the pleasure of chatting with Lars Bajlum Holmgaard Christensen, Head of Cyber Hub, The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity, the newest entity that brings talented individuals and groups from the research and education institutions together to promote more cybersecurity entrepreneurship and encourage further growth of startups through incubation and acceleration programs."

Cybersecurity has more value than just IT insurance

We live in times where cybersecurity is essential in every aspect of the economy including - the public sector. Innovation is at the forefront, at the same time, due diligence is critical. Many aspiring entrepreneurs are technologically sound but often miss the mark by downplaying, and many times, ignoring the vital role Cybersecurity plays in building a strong foundation for their future.

“Cybersecurity is not only about IT and services. We cannot have digital innovation without cybersecurity. There is a need for a culture shift from strictly technological empowerment to knowledge sharing so we can focus in on the downsides of digital innovation and assess the value of cybersecurity.”

Cybersecurity needs interdisciplinary action

The cultural shift in this context refers to the intense focus on designing smart and intelligent IT products and services. It is common to overlook the security aspect and arrive at it in the later stages of scale-up among startups with revolutionary ideas. It is where The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity plays an important role. It is engaging across sectors to provide a holistic approach.

“We are creating a comprehensive community of talent, companies, professionals from different businesses and investors, among relevant others. This year in November we will take part in innovation centre Denmark's project that brings 10- talented individuals to TAU Ventures in Tel Aviv, the first academic-based venture capital fund in Israel focusing on early-stage startups. We are also initiating pilot projects to engage with companies and learn their needs as well as discover gaps that could be successfully filled by our talent.”

To ensure that it builds a robust community, Cyber Hub, The Danish Hub of Cybersecurity will be launching a new website. It will host more information about the various programs, projects, initiatives and objectives. The new platform will also showcase reports on the Nordic and Danish cybersecurity ecosystem and how it can be leveraged to meet the goals of a better and secure future.

About Cyber Hub, The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity

  • Founded in 2019, Cyber Hub, The Danish Hub for Cybersecurity is part of The Danish Industry Foundation (Industriens Fonds Cyberindsats)
  • It is supported by 15 partners: 8 Danish universities, 2 business academies, 3 GTS institutes and 2 industrial networks
  • They are launching a startup incubation program with a focus on the growth journey and talent programs focuses on entrepreneurship
  • The Cybersecurity Boost project is for supporting startups in bringing high-quality cybersecurity solutions into the Danish market
  • They are also set to launch their talent incubation program with a focus on entrepreneurship in early 2021

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