Posted: 04.05.21 at 16:55 by R Golton
Tucked away in the Eventus business centre in Market Deeping is a business you would not normally expect to find.
Sir John Hayes, former Minister for Security and MP for the area, along with County Councillor Barry Dobson and candidate in the local elections Andy Halfhide, visited Counter Espionage & Advanced Cyber Security company Cognition Intelligence in their Cyber Intelligence Centre on Tuesday.
The reason for the visit was to celebrate the companies continued success through this difficult period.
Chief Intelligence Officer Anthony Upward explained the need for businesses to have robust cyber security in place.
“We have grown organically through credibility, by showing our clients exactly what they were blind to before and mitigating those risks & protecting them from them going forward. Our human threat hunting team approach has been proven to mitigate threats.”
Championing our future is partly done with companies seeing the value in apprentices today.
Councillor Dobson said: "Supporting growth is important for our economy and I’m delighted to hear Cognition Intelligence have recently recruited a new apprentice, whom they are putting through a 4-year degree apprenticeship supported by the government’s apprenticeship scheme."
In what would normally be confined to the pages of a spy novel, the visitors were given a tour of the Cyber Intelligence Centre and got to see listening devices or bugs, found by Cognition Intelligence when conducting counter, industrial espionage bug sweeps. They also heard case studies of the success the team have had in giving evidence in cybercrime investigations that had resulted in police cyber teams being able to gain convictions of the offenders.
EyeDetect is a polygraph type system that is currently being used by UK Gov and many government agencies.
The visit was finished with the demonstration of EyeDetect, a polygraph system that the company are looking to use alongside policing for vetting and for sex offenders.
Sir John Hayes said: "It’s an ever-worrying concern for our society and I support anything that can aid in better enabling our police forces in combatting this type of unthinkable crime. "
Candidate for the County Council Andy Halfhide undertook a EyeDetect polygraph test to prove his credibility after becoming frustrated by what he felt were 'untruths' in various other campaigns. Needless to say, Andy passed his test.
The visit was arranged by local businessman and Conservative Party candidate for the County Council elections, Andy Halfhide who wanted to showcase the great things happening across business in the Deepings.