Norwegian security startup receives the global Firestarter award

Press release

Oslo/London, February 7, 2018: The Tech Trailblazers Firestarter award 2017 was given to the Norwegian security startup CLTRe AS today. The Tech Trailblazers awards is an annual, global event that showcases technology companies that make a difference. The Firestarter category is for young startups in the tech-sector, and this year the award went to the security startup CLTRe.

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition for our work,” says COO Aimee Laycock at CLTRe, “We are working hard to improve an industry, and this recognition goes well beyond the support of our customers and partners worldwide. The Tech Trailblazer Firestarter Award place our company in a very exclusive club, one with some great previous winners.”

The Tech Trailblazer awards are the brain child of Rose Ross and were first held in 2012. Since then, a growing number of global technology companies are being recognized as leaders in their fields.

“I have been a supporter of the Tech Trailblazer award since the beginning, when Rose asked me to be a judge in the security category,” says CLTRe CEO Kai Roer (photo), “Never did I dream of running a company that would win such an award. I am very happy and proud of my team – this is their doing!”

CLTRe provides security culture metrics and benchmarking tools to their customers around the world. Since its start, in 2015, the company has published a number of ground breaking research reports, received funding from Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Research Council and the EU SME Instrument. The current product offering is available in 9 languages, and recommended by ENISA.

The Tech Trailblazers Firestarter Award is yet another recognition from the industry and beyond.

About the Tech Trailblazers Awards @techtrailblaze

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups under six years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and aim to recognise both established and up-and-coming startups. The awards include the following categories:

AI Trailblazers
Big Data Trailblazers
Blockchain Trailblazers
Cloud Trailblazers
Emerging Markets Trailblazers
Female Trailblazer of the Year (Sponsored by VMware)
FinTech Trailblazers
Firestarter Trailblazers
HPC Trailblazers
IoT Trailblazers
Male Trailblazer of the Year
Mobile Trailblazers
Networking Trailblazers
Security Trailblazers
Storage Trailblazers
Virtualization Trailblazers

The Tech Trailblazers Awards, are supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.


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About CLTRe AS

CLTRe is an award-winning European Software-as-a-Service company specializing in measuring security culture with the scientific instrument the CLTRe Toolkit. With offices in Asia, Europe and USA, the company provides organisations worldwide with specialist services on security culture. Recommended by ENISA, funded by EU, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council and lead by industry veterans.

CLTRe – The Security Culture Company that gives you real insights