Who we are

We’re an independent British company focussed on secure encrypted communications

Our technology enables customers to communicate privately and securely.

We believes no individual or enterprise should have to compromise their digital privacy to message, call or share. Your communications should remain private and confidential.

Every call, every message, every time.

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As Government trained ex-Military security professionals and communication engineers, we leverage our backgrounds to design private and secure communication solutions.

Paul Manister · Founder

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Our purpose

We enable confidence in the integrity of communications.

Our mission

To protect information exchanges between devices across any network, ensuring the integrity and trust between end points is free from risk of alteration, manipulation or analysis.

Our values

Designed for security – we design and build solutions to keep communications private and secure.

Your privacy partner – we leverage our experience to advise clients on how they can best protect and host their system and data.

Client control – we empower clients with tools to manage their own communication security infrastructure.

Our people

We employ an exceptional workforce of security professionals and communication engineers to ensure that Secoti remain pioneers and innovators of communication security.

Our executive management team combines unique military and security experience, corporate IT insight and commercial expertise.

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Paul Manister

Founder

Paul is our founder and brings experience from a career that spans over 40 years in Intelligence and Communications Security, working in both commercial and government sectors. A member of the last-ever Signals Intercept course at Bletchley Park, Paul spent the first two decades of his career in Military Communications and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). He subsequently conducted Intelligence Operations across the globe.

Whilst serving as an Intelligence Manager he experienced firsthand the benefits of collecting and analysing vast quantities of encrypted information. These experiences coupled with the rapid adoption of so-called “freemium” encryption technologies in commercial and government communications, prompted the founding of Secoti.

Paul understands the power of “traffic analysis” and the intelligence that is being derived from the meta-data which today’s communications systems access and harvest. He is driven to put the customer firmly back in control of their corporate security and to disrupt the pernicious harvesting of data when using freemium and paid services. The collection and analysis of private data and communications is precisely what Secoti seeks to mitigate on behalf of our customers.

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Nick Walduck

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Secoti Nick brings over 15 years of commercial, business development and market entry experience from a variety of roles across Europe. Nick has extensive experience in international market engagement, leading teams in the identification, analysis and successful penetration of new and high growth markets within industries such as Hospitality, Design and Automotive sectors.

Nick is a strong advocate of data privacy and is an active patron of the arts.

Our advisors

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Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

Senior Advisor

Lord Boyce is an advisor to Secoti. Lord Boyce brings experience from a distinguished career within the Royal Navy and NATO holding senior roles including Commander in Chief Fleet, First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff. He retired in 2003 as Professional Head of the Armed Forces.

Appointed as Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle in 2004, he was King of Arms of the Order of the Bath (2009-2018) and made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter in 2011. He is a Freeman of the City of London, Elder Brother of Trinity House, Knight of St John, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and Colonel Commandant of the Special Boat Service.

Lord Boyce has previously held Non-Executive Directorships with both W S Atkins and VT Group and advised Atos, Atkins and CSC. He is the Chairman of the D Group Advisory Board.

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Michael Drury

Senior Advisor

As an advisor to Secoti Michael Drury brings expertise in data collection and surveillance matters by state entities that is unparalleled in the United Kingdom.

He is a former director of legal affairs at GCHQ, the largest of the UK’s security and intelligence agencies, where he worked for 14 years; and is a founding member of the Serious Fraud Office. For the past 10 years he has worked as a partner at BCL providing advice on national security and criminal investigations to both corporate and individual clients.

His experience of developing legislation (particularly the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act, the forerunner to the current Investigatory Powers Act 2016) and practical casework gives him unique insights into how the law has developed and the practical consequences that follow.

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Andrew Cooper

Senior Advisor

Andrew Cooper is an advisor to Secoti. He brings experience from 25 years with Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service where he served as a Senior Director holding a variety of postings overseas, notably Geneva and Stockholm, before heading up counter terrorism (2002-4), Europe (04-06) , and subsequently overseeing the application and integration of emerging technologies.

His early career was in the Royal Navy where he served in the submarine service (1974-1983) specialising in navigation. Retiring from public service in 2008 he joined PwC advising on political risk and security, before moving to BAE Systems in 2012 to report to the leadership on increasingly complex international affairs.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Shipwright, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Council member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a keen yachtsman.

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