A Derry based leader in cyber security has been shortlisted for a prestigious tech industry award.

MetaCompliance has been named as one of seven finalists in the Digital Team of the Year category at the 2017 Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

The Awards recognise the achievements of the individuals and companies who are really making it happen at the coal face of the digital technology.

MetaCompliance employs more than 60 people in Derry, and also has offices on London, Birmingham and Dublin.

The company's CEO Robert O’Brien said the team was 'delighted and honoured' to be named as finalists.

“Everyone at MetaCompliance works day in and day out to deliver for our clients and customers. It is testament to a real team ethos that we have been shortlisted in this category. That teamwork approach and the dedication of each and every individual are key ingredients in making MetaCompliance a great company to work with.

“There are six other fantastic teams vying for this award and we are both delighted and honoured to be among them.”

The 2017 Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards ceremony takes place in London on July 6. Also shortlisted in the Digital team of the Year category are AXA PPP Healthcare, Clicky Media, DWP Digital, New Charter Group, University of Aberdeen and University of Cambridge.

MetaCompliance provides its clients with cost-effective ‘commercial off-the-shelf’ compliance software. It has been developing software and content for the international Cyber Security and Compliance market since 2005 and is an industry recognised leader for staff awareness, policy governance and risk management in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and compliance.

The MetaCompliance™ software suite has been developed specifically to make compliance easier for organisations and bodies governed by stringent legislative and regulatory requirements such as Data Protection, Privacy and Bribery laws.

In May, MetaCompliance was named North West Business of the year by Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.

MetaCompliance was also honoured as winner of the Innovative Product of the Year category in the prestigious Cyber Security Awards in 2016.

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