The International State of Safety Tech

This report provides an overview of the international Safety Tech landscape, the trends that drive it currently and recommendations for further growth opportunities. OSTIA has partnered with PUBLIC to research and report on the international Safety Tech landscape. The Safety Tech sector provides innovative technologies and solutions to facilitate safer online experiences, and protect users […]

The safety tech sector: collaborating internationally to combat online harms

Ian Stevenson, Chair of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) and CEO of Cyan  When the G7 meets in the UK, it will be the first time world leaders will have met face-to-face since the world changed (perhaps) irreversibly. But despite the pandemic being the priority focus for many leaders over the last year, other challenges have continued to […]

UK a leader in the global Safety Tech sector

The UK Government recently published the UK Safety Tech Sector: 2021 Analysis and Safety Tech in the UK: Skills and Capabilities reports which both highlight how British tech companies dedicated to making the internet a safer place are thriving. With more people than ever going online during the pandemic, the new research published last week shows the safety tech sector is one of the fastest growing parts of the UK’s tech industry:  […]

Why Online Safety Tech must take a front seat this Safer Internet Day

Each year, on 9th February, the online community comes together to mark Safer Internet Day. It’s a day which grows in importance as the years go by and online harms increase. Here at the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA), we wanted to put our heads together to share our thoughts and expertise around the […]

Recovery, Resilience & Reset Webinar

Recently OSTIA organised a virtual panel discussion for online safety technology businesses in the UK. Part of the Leeds Digital Festival, the theme of the event was recovery, resilience and reset. For those who missed the live event, listen to some of our founding member CEOs and two venture capitalists with an interest in online […]

UK at the forefront of Safety Technology

This week the government launched the Safer technology, safer users: The UK as a world leader in safety tech report. With more people than ever before spending time online during the pandemic, the report shows British safety tech companies are at the forefront of the global fight to keep them safe as they surf. The businesses and […]

Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) launches at Leeds Digital Festival

Today marked a significant step forward in the UK’s fight against online harms, with the launch of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA). The first of its kind, we are bringing together innovative companies who operate in the field of online safety, who believe the UK is at the forefront of safety tech and […]


In November 2019 a group of leaders from the online safety community met in Westminster to explore challenges and opportunities in the sector.  We collectively concluded that there is a need for a body that represents those creating technology for online safety. Following a further meeting in February, we’ve agreed basic principles for a new body to […]


On Friday 29 November 2019, Cyan Forensics and PUBLIC invited a range of innovators and other stakeholders from the online safety community to meet in Westminster. The group gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities in front of them.   Baroness Shields (previously UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security, and now sitting in the House of Lords) […]