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'Spherical Defence Labs' all set to fight Cyber Crime

Working towards the mission to fight cyber crime, graduates from UCL Computer Science and NIT Trichy have come together to form "Spherical Defence Labs", a new startup doing cyber security tests for PayTM and OYO Rooms.

Their inspiration was winning the second place all India at the Microsoft HackCon hacking event, and they went on to establish a global company with offices in London, Pune and California.

The founders of Spherical Defence Labs are four Cyber security experts from UCL and NIT Trichy. They have an extensive background in technology and hacking, and have won multiple events whilst at college including the Paypal Hackathon and the Microsoft HackCon.

They have contributed to and created popular open source projects, and have developed internal services and the website at college. They've also had multiple stints at the biggest names in tech including Microsoft, Amazon and Samsung.

Dishant Shah, UCL MSc Information Security and one of the Founders says:

"Cyber security is one of the biggest concerns, and something which is becoming extremely relevant. Just some time back, a major UK telecom service provider, TalkTalk was hacked and this lead to a data breach, which may have potentially included credit card data. Surprisingly this was a trivial SQL Injection vulnerability, exploited by a fifteen year old teen. At present, skilled expertise in security is hard to find. This is precisely what leads to massive vulnerabilities and loopholes, which can be exploited easily."

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Posted 14 Jan 16 14:57