Our Mission

We believe that embedded system and IoT security needs to be based on a firm foundation. That means the hardware and firmware of devices need to be designed and developed with security built in and not added as an afterthought.

We work with manufacturers to help them understand their risks and vulnerabilities and help them to create safe, secure, modern products that do not put their customers' information or safety at risk.


Our Services

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Our partners

We believe that securing the world's connected devices must be a collaborative endeavour. We work with many other companies and organisations to acheive this aim.

Industry partners:

PartnerLogo_Web-authorized.png Cerberus specialises in designing with Microchip products. Visit the Microchip Technology website for more information by clicking here
Thales ASAP Logo Cerberus specialises in using Thales HSMs for server side key management and device provisioning. From more information click here.
ST Partner Program Label Authorized Partner Horizotal Cerberus have many years of experience with ST devices and offer a range of services to ST's customers. From more information click here.

Community partners:

nmi affiliate logo lo The National Microelectronic Institute, the Champion for the UK Electronic Systems & Technology Industry.
IoTSF Founder Member logo The IoT Security Foundation is a dedicated expert resource to drive security excellence by sharing knowledge, best practice and advice.
aesin website logo AESIN is an expert group focused on Automotive Electronic Systems (ES), recognised by the UK Automotive Council.
setsquared 500 Supporting high tech start-up companies, providing student enterprise and enabling academics to maximise the impact of their research.
OxfordInnovation Logo Incubating and accelerating high growth SMEs through a network of Innovation Centres.




Our Team

  • Dr CarlShaw Founder

    An experienced security analyst and implementer.

    Key skills:
    • Security assessment
    • Security design
    • Secure software
    • Embedded systems
    • Hardware design
  • PaulElliott Founder
    Paul has worked in the semiconductor industry for 27 years and has extensive hardware silicon design, system architecture and security architecture experience.
  • AndrewLindsay Founder
    Andrew has over 15 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry architecting, designing and developing security Intellectual Property.
  • DrLukeMather Security Consultant
    Luke has a PhD in Cryptography from the University of Bristol and specialises in applied cryptography and side channel attacks.
  • ProfElisabethOswald Specialist Advisor (Side-channel and cryptography)
    Elisabeth is a world-renowned expert in applied cryptography specialising in Differential Power Analysis side channel attacks.
  • DrDanPage Specialist Advisor (Hardware security)
    Dan is an expert on applied cryptography with particular interest in novel processor design and use of languages and compilers for cryptography.
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AESIN conference logo

We will be attending the AESIN conference on the 3rd October. If you would like to talk about securing automotive systems, get in touch and we can meet during one of the breaks.


We will be exhibiting at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona from 3rd to 5th October.

Please contact us if you'd like to meet there and talk IoT security!

 ibc 2017

Consultants from Cerberus will be attending IBC from 16th to 18th September to meet with our PayTV and Broadcast industry clients.

If you would like to discuss security there, then please contact us.

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Dr. Carl Shaw is talking about IoT Security and answering questions at the BCS public talks in Bristol tonight.

Future Space Opening event

Andrew Lindsay presents Cerberus to HRH Duke of York at the Future Space opening event in Bristol.

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Cerberus attended the invite-only SetSquared Bristol Tech-Xpo event last night and engaged with the lively Bristol start-up scene.

About Us

We are a specialist, expert team that is dedicated to improving the security of software, firmware, hardware and communications of embedded devices and IoT systems. Our goal is to help our clients acheive the right level of security to meet their increased risk when creating connected products.

Contact Information

+44 (0)117 214 0940


 Future Space, Bristol BS34 8RB, United Kingdom