Talking Techies

By Anita Jaynes on 13 June, 2022

Ahead of the return of the Swindon & Wiltshire Techies in the autumn, we’ve been chatting to some of the region’s best and brightest firms to find out more about them. 

From which superhero would your business be, to which tech could you live without, we’ve posed some questions to help us get to know our friendly neighbourhood tech businesses, including those which support them.

Andy Cuff is CEO and Founder of Corsham-based Computer Network Defence Ltd (CND) sponsor of the Techies Best Tech Start-up Award. He shares his answers below.

NAME: Andy Cuff

COMPANY: Computer Network Defence Ltd

SECTOR: Cyber Security

CAN YOU SUM UP WHAT YOUR COMPANY DOES IN NO MORE THAN 10 WORDS?

We secure networks and catch computer hackers.

WHO IS YOUR TECH IDOL?

Marty Roesch, we wrote one of the early network intrusion detection systems together which is still going today.

CAN YOU SHARE A QUOTE WHICH MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU?

Put people before profit but not before loss.

LOOKING AHEAD OVER THE NEXT DECADE, WHAT TECH DEVELOPMENTS EXCITE YOU? WHY?

Extended Detection and Response (XDR). It collates data across multiple security layers, providing greater visibility and protection.

WHAT TECH COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? WHY?

Smart phone – always connected to the hive, keeping your finger on the pulse.

WHAT TECH COULD YOU LIVE WITHOUT? WHY?

Smart Phone – Never getting a break. 

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

In 2006 we were undecided about buying a 4 acre wood near Bath or taking on a member of staff, we opted for the latter, now we have 50 members of staff, but still no wood.

IF YOUR COMPANY WAS A SUPERHERO, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Professor X (X-Men) – Brings together people with a mission to protect under one roof, specialises in knowing what’s going on around the world, finding the right people for the job, and is hugely invested in the welfare of the people under his care.

HOW CAN PEOPLE KEEP UP TO DATE WITH YOUR COMPANY’S LATEST NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS?

Visit our website www.cndltd.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

To find out more about The Techies Awards Swindon and Wiltshire and to enter visit: 

www.the-techies-sw.co.uk