CMU Portugal startup, Dognaedis, began a new chapter under a new Global brand: Cipher, a Prosegur Company

Dognaedis, a startup established in 2010 by Mário Zenha-Rela, Faculty at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC) and Francisco Rente, a Ph.D. student at the time, entered a new phase under the name of Cypher, a company owned by the global group Prosegur. 

Dognædis became part of the worldwide leader in the Security Services sector in March 2016. By the end of 2018, the Group made another major acquisition with Cipher, a global cybersecurity company with offices located in North America, Europe and Latin America and in 2019 all companies within the Prosegur Cibersecurity Division including Dognaedis, transitioned towards the global brand Cipher, a Prosegur Company.

By bringing together the efforts and skills of Dognædis, Prosegur Cybersecurity and Cipher, the company expectation is to continue delivering quality-driven services on a global scale.

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The CMU Portugal startup was launched in 2010 focusing on Information Security in three major activity areas: Security Audit and Consultancy, Software Assurance and Business Continuity Support. The company started under the CMU Portugal Program’s scope, following the strong connection of Mário Zenha-Rela with the partnership reinforced during the semester he spent at Carnegie Mellon. During his research period, he was influenced by the strong bond that Carnegie Mellon faculty already had with the industry world, through consultancy services or by supporting the creation of their own companies. Back in Portugal, he decided to implement what he had learned and create his own company with Francisco Rente as a partner.