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Former GCHQ director Iain Lobban joins Ripjar

London-based Ripjar, a company that enables organizations to counter money laundering, cybercrime and security threats, has appointed former GCHQ Director Sir Iain Lobban as senior advisor.

Sir Iain served at GCHQ – the UK Government Communications Headquarters – for over 30 years, becoming director in 2008; after having previously served as director general for Operations from 2004. As Director of Britain’s national signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance capability, Sir Iain worked with his counterparts at MI5 and MI6.

Founded by former members of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and backed by UK global investment management and data science company Winton, Ripjar develops software products that combine automation, artificial intelligence, and data visualization for threat detection.

[Image courtesy: Ripjar]

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