It is our belief that security is not just a problem to be dealt with. It is actually a commercial asset – the right security solutions can be a springboard to business growth.

The business differentiator

Security can become a business differentiator by using the latest technology to engender customer trust and loyalty in your product and connected services. We enable innovative business models by providing data processing solutions that use novel techniques to maintain confidentiality. And we use explainable security concepts so that your customers can understand and appreciate the benefits.

Our expertise has been applied widely: to create wearables enabling new customer experiences; to empower new vehicle fleet management business models; and to allow pharmaceutical products to be authenticated in front of the consumer, so gaining their trust. Untold possibilities remain.

Redefining what’s possible

We deliver novel security solutions to meet evolving needs and emerging threats. That means applying the latest thinking from academia and other technology leaders. To stay ahead of game, we invest to build our understanding and to develop new initiatives. Recent examples include:

• Testing continuous variable quantum key distribution (QKD)
•  Applying AI to computer log and other analysis
•  Exploring homomorphic encryption
•  Developing solutions to meet the quantum compute challenge

Solutions in complexity

With connectivity comes complexity. Just consider the complexity needed to enable a smart city or autonomous vehicle. Rising to the challenge of architecting the security of these system-of-systems is something we relish.

Managing complexity

Our role is to solve the security challenges that are critical to ensure the continual and safe operation of your businesses. The advice we give is based upon a 20-year heritage of understanding precisely what security technology can achieve. This ensures that the right investment decisions are made to reduce security risk.

What industries do we support? We work across a wide range of operational systems to ensure the security of smart Infrastructure, automotive, defence, industrial automation and wider IoT enabled businesses. 

Securing the edge

The devices at the edge of our networks are often the most vulnerable part of any system.

Where power and cost are at a premium 

Our expertise enables you to disrupt your market by developing the most secure device, even when the power budget is incredibly low, and the cost must be measured in cents rather than dollars.

We’ve achieved this, and more, in many applications: 

• Smart meters using secure credit card technology to keep power demands to a minimum
• Mobile medical equipment that enables wireless communication via Wi-Fi and 4G
• Vehicle telematics operating for one year on a coin cell
• The world’s lowest power contactless payment on a wearable device with a screen

Secure by design

Robust system design ensures digital security solutions are properly implemented. Our formal design processes ensure system security by addressing a product’s risks and vulnerabilities as designed, as implemented and as used.

This involves defining security requirements and setting the overall strategy; defining security architecture and system design; and testing to verify regulatory and legal compliance.

For medical systems, this includes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) standards. 

Due diligence

Investors recognise that the market for security solutions continues to grow in double digits each year. New ideas flood the market, but only some will stick and provide the real return on investment.

Our due diligence advice for investors is based on a deep understanding of technology and the threat landscape. We look to the future and root our market advice in society and industry trends. Because we understand how the security market will need to evolve to meet these trends, we know which investments are likely to see the best returns. 

Authentication and brand protection

Deployment of the latest technologies in anti-counterfeit and brand protection contributes solutions that ensure your customers can be confident that your products are your products. This robust approach is applied widely, including new ways to test authenticity at the point of sale, and even to laboratory standards.

We embed anti-counterfeit features within both consumer products and medical devices. Elsewhere, our statistical algorithm capability has developed covert watermark technology for high-value audio content and a patented anti-counterfeit digital coding scheme.

Talk to us about securing your solutions

Meet our experts

Head of Digital Security
Commercial & Due Diligence Lead
Industry & Transport Security Lead
Medical Security Lead
Head of Digital Service Innovation
Connectivity Security Lead

Tech, tools & facilities

Digital security codebase

Digital security codebase

We possess a software library of digital security IP that can be used in the implementation of systems for our clients. Having these established building blocks on hand results in lower cost, lower risk programmes. Among various encryption, authentication and blockchain libraries, our codebase includes one of the world’s lowest power AES implementations and a PKI for end-to-end. factory-to-brand owner systems.


Secure element toolchain

This toolchain gives us access to software and hardware from leading security vendors in EAL-certified ‘secure element’ silicon – the same technology that appears in your bank card, SIM card, and passport. This allows us to write, test and register software to implement mobile payment systems in our clients products. This facility is the result of our close relationships with key suppliers and test houses, access to datasheets and samples, and our registration with Mastercard as a contactless payment solution provider.

AI infrastructure datalab

AI infrastructure

Our onsite compute infrastructure allows us to explore options, train and test models more rapidly and get better results.


We run petaflop-scale, containerised compute on site, with multiple NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputers and other GPU and FPGA-accelerated servers. This links to petabyte-scale local NetApp storage, project-specific cloud and our continuous integration systems.

Prototyping workshops

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

Case studies

Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD)

AI that decides the best response to a cyberattack

The Defence and Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) set a seriously tough challenge… to develop next generation systems to respond autonomously to a cybersecurity attack on military systems. The multidisciplinary CC team responded by applying a truly leading-edge AI solution and demonstrating a proof of concept in a challenging application. 

Wireless breakthrough for the Ocado Smart Platform

A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system

News & insights


The future of patient monitoring

1st Jul 2019

Patient monitoring is an inherent part of patient management. Intermittent and continuous measurements have a range of uses, from defining disease states and characterising progression to informing therapeutic approaches and...

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
empathetic squadron

Autonomous collaborative UAV fleets will unlock commercial opportunity

31st Jul 2023

Uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) applications promise significant rewards from new commercial use cases… But how does the industry bring about uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) commercial viability? Stewart Marsh explains how a new generation of autonomous collaborative UAV fleets could provide an answer for commercial UAS operations…

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Digital security
  • Radio systems
Bridge to the metaverse

The time has come for business to step on the bridge to the metaverse

19th Oct 2022

The metaverse is moving towards reality. Here we explain the vision behind the metaverse, explore challenges that still stand in its way, and point to the lessons we can learn in protecting our security and privacy.

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Digital security
  • User Experience (UX)
web3 explained

The main benefit of heeding Web 3? It will save your business from irrelevancy

8th Sep 2022

In my second article on Web3, I retain my digital services viewpoint, but provide a more nuanced overview by unpacking the potential benefits of Web3. It continues my take on what every member of the C-Suite needs to know about Web3.

  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice