New Zealand cyber intelligence firm opening HQ in Cheltenham

Darkscope, a New Zealand-based cyber intelligence business is opening a brand-new headquarters in the UK's cyber capital, Cheltenham.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Cheltenham's cyber landscape is welcoming a new addition.

In a mission to continue attracting leading international businesses to the county, Invest in Gloucestershire's latest accomplishment comes in the form of New Zealand-based firm, Darkscope.

The international cyber intelligence company is opening a brand-new HQ in Cheltenham, the cyber capital of the UK, after a successful visit to the county in March 2024.

Its platform, Darkscope Watchtower, promises to 'redefine the cyber intelligence landscape', and uses the power of AI to aggregate millions of threat indicators in real-time to identify attacks, discover existing breaches and enable security teams to quickly and efficiently understand and contain possible threats.

Chief operating officer of Darkscope, Morten Steen Mjels, met with several key stakeholders through Invest in Gloucestershire, including the National Cyber Security Centre, CyNam and Plexal, alongside academics from Gloucestershire College — he also had tours of Hub8, Clockwise and Eagle Tower.

As a result of being so impressed with the offering in Gloucestershire for the technology and cyber sectors, Darkscope signed a service agreement with Hub8 confirming to establish its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ in Cheltenham — creating at least 12 jobs.

Morten said: 'Gloucestershire has fostered a unique ecosystem for the development of cybersecurity and intelligence technology, which we don't see anywhere else.

'We look forward to making Hub8 our home for Darkscope EMEA and becoming a valuable player in the incredible cyber community being nurtured here.'

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