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OxCEPT Announced as Finalist of 'Best Management of Mobile Security' at the Mobile Innovations Awards 2015


Oxford spin-out OxCEPT, the technology company behind the development of one of the world's most secure protocols for transmitting data, today announced it has been awarded a finalist nomination for 'Best Management of Mobile Security at the prestigious Mobile Innovations Awards.

OxCEPT is focused on the development and commercialisation of authentication security technologies and products. The spinout developed Scrambl, a smartphone communications app designed to keep its users safe from hackers and thieves. It is based on the patented and proprietary HCBK authentication protocol originally invented to protect the military communications of the UK Department of Defence.

Bill Roscoe, Professor of Computing Science at the University of Oxford, and OxCept Director of IP, said “It's wonderful that our new user centred model of security has caught the imagination of the panel like this.  I am looking forward to the imminent release of Scrambl and its take-up by a number of organisations that have agreed to use it“.

The Mobile Innovations Awards were launched to recognise excellence and innovation in commercial applications of mobile technology, and focus on companies located in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The awards put the spotlight on the enormous impact mobile technologies are having on the way we work and play, and the pace of change they are driving across every sector of our lives.

"It was a huge achievement for OxCEPT to be shortlisted as a Finalist in this year's Mobile Innovations Awards," said Annich McIntosh, Director of The Mobile Innovations Awards. "This year there was a 100% increase in entries which demonstrates the level of creativity and ingenuity transforming the way we lead our mobile lives. The 'Best Management of Mobile Security' was particularly well represented which shows the importance of security to the continuance of mobile development.”

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