CW Labs Secures Angel Funding to Accelerate Cyber Security Education
June 2023 by Marc Jacob
CW Labs (Cyber Warfare Labs) has secured a significant seed funding deal with a UK-based angel investor and appointed Mr. Sumit Siddharth (Sid), a serial cyber entrepreneur, as a new Director to the company.
CW Labs is a specialist in technically advanced cyber security courses, focused specifically on cloud security (AWS, Azure, google and hybrid cloud environments). The courses cater to offensive (red teaming), defensive (blue teaming) and hybrid (purple teaming) techniques used within the cloud infrastructure’s security.
Initiated as a Cyber War Research and Development Project by Manish Gupta and Yash Bharadwaj in June 2020 amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, CW Labs has since secured four cyber research grants and garnered numerous accolades from esteemed National and International Cyber Competitions. It has so far supported over 4,500 candidates from at least 80 countries, including professionals from Fortune 500 companies.
With this new investment, CW Labs is now in a solid position to explore new opportunities and invest in cutting-edge security R&D, propelling itself towards accelerated growth. This will mean CW Lab’s vision of providing an advanced platform for Cyber Offensive and Defensive Research along with a comprehensive learning environment to enhance competencies will be enabled further.
As well as new funding, CW Labs will gain the support of Sumit Siddharth (Sid) who is joining as a Director. As the CEO of a leading cyber consultancy and education firm The SecOps Group, and co-founder/investor in other cyber security companies such as PureID (a passwordless authentication solution) and RedHunt Labs (an Attack Surface Management solution), his unparalleled expertise in the field of IT security will be invaluable to CW Labs and its founders.