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R&D in Digital Security companies

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How might a Digital Security Company qualify for R&D tax relief?

A digital security company engaged in research and development (R&D) activity typically focuses on developing new technologies or improving existing ones to protect against digital threats and cyber-attacks.
Here are some examples of how a digital security company might carry out R&D activity

A digital security company might conduct research in the field of cryptography to develop new algorithms or protocols for secure communications, data storage, or authentication.

R&D can contribute to the development of robust IAM solutions, including multi-factor authentication, role-based access controls and identity verification mechanisms. This ensures only authorized individuals have access to sensitive resources.

A digital security company might develop new incident response procedures or improve existing ones. This could involve developing playbooks, training staff, or conducting simulations to prepare for cyber incidents

A digital security company might conduct malware analysis to identify and understand new strains of malware. This could involve analysing code, behaviour, or network traffic associated with malware.

A digital security company might conduct penetration testing to identify weaknesses in an organisation’s security posture. This testing could involve simulating real-world attacks to identify vulnerabilities that need to be addressed

A digital security company might develop new security products or improve existing ones. This could involve developing new software or hardware solutions for threat detection, prevention, or response

A digital security company might gather and analyse threat intelligence data to identify new and emerging threats. This could involve monitoring underground forums, social media, or other sources of threat intelligence

A digital security company might conduct vulnerability research to identify weaknesses in software or hardware that could be exploited by cyber-criminals. This research could involve reverse engineering, code analysis, or other techniques.

R&D can explore the application of blockchain technology and decentralized security models to enhance data integrity, privacy and resilience. 

This includes developing blockchain-based authentication, secure transactions, and decentralized identity solutions.

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