In her current role, as founder/CEO of award-winning cybersecurity comparison website/marketplace, which is making cybersecurity easy for small & medium businesses (SMBs), Kiran is not only making buying cybersecurity quick, simple & affordable but also challenging the norms of how SMBs engage with cybersecurity – trusting it again. Also changing the norms of who can work in cybersecurity. Resulting in them winning 5 Awards & finalist in 25+ other awards with coverage in The Times, Telegraph, Wired amongst 20+ others. This is Kiran’s 3rd start-up bringing government, industry and SMBs together.
Prior to this she has held various careers across government, industry (JPMorgan Chase, Cazenove, 3i, Lonmin and Brunswick Group amongst others), not-for-profits and consulted for several start-ups. This included promoting the UK’s cyber security strategy globally (including standards such as CyberEssentials) & the #WeProtect (children online) Summit. As well as Ministerial Reviews on critical national infrastructure resilience & machine learning digital redaction.
Kiran regularly speaks & advocates for Quantum Computing/Cybersecurity (vote, by 23 August, for ProtectBox to speak at SXSW Mar 2020 via &; other articles/slots include, “Rise of the Quantum Internet” in Wired World in 2020, & ), Resilience/Data, Equailty/STEM & Youth Empowerment at international fora. Kiran has judged and mentored the CyberSecurity Challenge, Founders4Schools, Forbes #Under30 Summit’s hackathon and various new venture competitions.