Fife company teams up with an Edinburgh university to develop data security project

Dr Gordon Povey (Trisent CEO) , Prof Bill Buchanan (Professor, Edinburgh Napier) and Liam Bell (Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier) agree on the project collaboration.
Dr Gordon Povey (Trisent CEO) , Prof Bill Buchanan (Professor, Edinburgh Napier) and Liam Bell (Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier) agree on the project collaboration.

Fife company Trisent has announced a new partnership in data security with Edinburgh Napier University.

Trisent,a Fife start-up software company, has announced a collaborative project with cyber security expert, Prof. Bill Buchannan OBE at Edinburgh Napier University.

Trisent is developing a unique Personal Data Browser using systems architectures and technology developed in partnership with Edinburgh Napier. The Personal Data Browser helps customers to collect all of their personal data, make it secure and useful.

Kirkcaldy-based Gordon Povey, CEO and founder of Trisent, said: “This collaboration is important to us commercially because customers need to trust companies that process their personal data.

“With this project, data resilience and security will be raised to levels that are currently unattainable by other companies.

“We will also be providing high levels of transparency in how data is being gathered and used. Building high levels of trust with our customers clearly gives Trisent a major commercial advantage. “

Trisent was launched in response to demand from the current four billion people that use the internet and 2.8 billion that have smartphones. These customers generate large volumes of personal data and need tools to consolidate and store this data. The commercial software start-up is putting security first by enlisting Scotland’s top cyber security expert Prof Bill Buchanan.

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE said: “We are keen to work with Trisent because we believe in their citizen focussed approach to personal data and Edinburgh Napier has internationally leading expertise in data encryption, cybersecurity and blockchain, and so this collaboration will allow us to jointly develop the safest system in the world for your personal data.”