Necati Ertuğrul

Founder & CTO
Necati is the founder of BlueCyte & CyberCyte, new startups in cyber security. Previously he was the founder of MAY Cyber. He was responsible for the R&D Division and product strategy. MAY Cyber became the biggest cyber security vendor in Turkey and Necati made an exit from the company in 2018. Necati has more than 15 years of experience in cyber security and worked in different technical and managerial roles. Necati started his IT career in Finansbank and then worked in TUBITAK as a project manager. After realizing the opportunities in Security Management he decided to develop new products helping organizations to overcome the challenges to start MAY Cyber in 2005. Necati holds BSc. Degree in Electrical-Electronic Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a MBA from Marmara University. He is also certified as CISSP, PMP and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Necati is a skier and a diver. He also enjoys cycling in London.

Andrew Richardson

Co-Founder & CEO

Andrew is a cybersecurity leader with over 25 years experience in building businesses from the ground up. He has held leadership positions with the industry’s leading technology vendors going through 4 successful acquisitions with VC backed start up companies . Andrew has assisted many security vendors covering End Point Security, DLP, Authentication,Encryption Biometrics and Cyber Security platforms to build successful foundations across EMEA . Andrew studied business management, electronic engineering at Bracknell tech college before exiting with HND honours. In his spare time, Andrew is a keen performance car enthusiast, Football coach and academy scout for professional football clubs. Andrew works with the community in providing high level coaching to children looking to access professional football clubs across Europe.

Aftab Afzal

Co-Founder & CRO

Aftab is cyber security leader with over 20 years’ experience. He has held leadership positions with the industry’s leading technology vendors for Cloud, Network, Endpoint and Application Security. Aftab has assisted many enterprise companies and organizations in taking a holistic approach to security and in defining best practices. Aftab studies management at Oxford college before moving Brunel University and is currently completing an Executive MBA. In his spare time, Aftab is keen cyclist and can regularly be found attacking hills around Oxford shire.

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