Deep Sky Blue announces corporate name change to Deep3

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Mission critical software company Deep3, formerly Deep Sky Blue, announced today its change in name to reflect the increasing level of insight and expertise required by its national security customer base, including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

In parallel with the adoption of a new name, the company will launch a new website and introduce an updated corporate identity.

Deep3, has been operating for three years, with a growth rate of 107 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2017. Co-founder and CEO, Richard Yorke, reflected on this growing demand

“Organisations are currently facing an ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks alongside potential opportunities presented by advances in data engineering and cloud technologies. In light of this, organisations of national importance increasingly require secure-by-design software that is scalable, adaptive and cost effective to run. They are looking for partners who can work with them to solve their complex challenges often operating in highly secure environments, Deep3 provides this”

This increasing need for ingrained security and innovation by major organisations has driven a demand for Deep3’s expertise and knowledge. They have been actively recruiting in the last twelve months with 12 new hires. COO Paul Boardman stated,

“As demand grows, we are hiring and developing the next generation of software engineers who have the scope and ability to create new ways to deliver mission-critical software which is integral to the success of highly secure and complex national organisations, so everyone is safer and more secure”. Deep3 achieves this by investing in its people’s growth through training, mentoring and a collaborative and knowledge sharing ethos which is at the heart of the company culture.

The team at Deep3, want to give back and help bridge the talent gap by working alongside the NCSC Cyber Schools hub, launched in March. This programme is focused on encouraging a diverse range of children into studying computer science and raising awareness of Cyber Security.

Chris Ensor, NCSC Deputy Director for Skills and Growth stated,

“The cyber threat is growing, so making sure young people have the cyber security skills to help protect us has never been more important. This initiative forms part of our efforts to address the current cyber security skills gap. We have to develop a talent pipeline that will meet the UK’s future cyber security needs.”

At the heart of Deep3’s ethos is the combination of an engineering mindset with a passion for leading edge technology. Being an agile company enables them to quickly apply innovative ideas to real-world problems. Deep3’s client base often operate in highly secure and controlled environments where the reliability and performance of systems is key to successful mission outcomes. Working together, in partnership with its customers, Deep3 is able to evaluate, define and deliver solutions to highly complex challenges.

Deep3 are at the forefront of innovation, using pioneering technologies and techniques, including Serverless technologies and Machine Learning. In 2017 MS-Office and PDF based cyber-attacks was a profound issue. Deep3’s latest project, Transformers, delivered in partnership with NCSC, uses Serverless technology to protect organisations by providing a scalable, secure and low-cost way to strip documents of malicious content.

Deep3 also actively explore R&D, and in a Dstl joint-funded R&D initiative, Deep3 delivered a prototype that automates aspects of the cyber event triage process, combining Machine Learning techniques to identify attack patterns, automatically prioritise events and recommend courses of action in response.

At the same time, the User Interface and User Experience (UX) design was influenced by cognitive load theory in an aim to reduce the impacts of cognitive depletion on human analysts and reducing the need for human interaction in repetitive decision-making. Dstl are looking to take this work further later in the year.