Intelligent software firm joins the fight against cyber criminals

Cyber security firm Titania has created a super-charged algorithm that can seek out software vulnerabilities and fight hackers without any human input.

Developed by founder Ian Whiting - a former “ethical hacker” - from his bedroom, it now exports its technology to 80 countries, growing 400pc last year.

Despite employing just 50 people, it helps giants such as PayPal, BT, and the FBI keep their data safe.

“There aren’t enough skilled people in the cyber security industry so by using automation to take care of certain processes, you free up the human beings,” says Whiting.

“Our software is lightning fast, and totally accurate. Our next move is to help protect smaller businesses from the bad guys too.”

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