About BlackDice

Cyber defence has long been the preserve of big-budget enterprises. BlackDice is here to change that.

Innovation at the network edge

We’re proud to be a GCHQ alumni company that brings enterprise-grade cyber defence to telecom operators’ subscribers – ranging from residential users to small and medium businesses, bridging the gap between innovation and accessibility.

Specialising in cyber defence, anomaly detection, and device management, our solutions protect subscribers from cyber attacks. From machine learning and predictive technologies, we’re able to correlate vast data to identify patterns, anticipate attacks, and prevent them ahead of time.

Our Story

BlackDice was born out of a personal struggle and a desire to protect. 

Today’s children have grown up with a vast array of digital devices at their fingertips, from smartphones and tablets to social media, and parents are having to navigate the complexity this brings, alongside the common challenges of parenthood. Our founder Paul Hague embarked on this journey after experiencing these challenges firsthand as a parent. This experience led Paul to start a cybersecurity business that empowers individuals and businesses to regain control of their digital safety. BlackDice offers a robust security solution that continuously scrutinises device behaviour and real-time threats, providing 24/7 protection.

Our Purpose

At BlackDice our solutions are geared to one core purpose: Building Trust in a Connected World. We believe that individuals, families and businesses deserve to have safe, secure and privacy-preserving interactions within the digital world.

Our Vision

We envision a future where we have helped to create a trusted digital world – where everyone can work, play, and be entertained with confidence. A world where individuals, businesses, and communities can fully embrace the boundless opportunities of a connected society, knowing that their digital assets are safeguarded and their privacy respected.

Our Mission

We will be the leading product innovator, continuously pushing the boundaries of cyber solutions, that are easy to use, accessible and available to everyone through our partners.

By doing so, we ensure that our products are not only effective but also easy to use, accessible, and available to everyone through our partners.

Our Values

At BlackDice, we live by our core values of curiosity, inclusivity, collaboration, honesty, and kindness. We are seekers of new ideas, fostering an environment where exploration and learning drive innovation and growth. 

Our commitment is to inclusivity; creating a space where diverse perspectives are valued and respected. We champion a collaborative spirit, promoting open communication and collective problem-solving. Honesty and transparency are at the forefront of our operations, striving to be accountable and truthful to our customers, colleagues, and stakeholders.

Lastly, we believe in the power of kindness and empathy. We treat everyone we interact with, from our customers to our employees, with compassion, respect, and understanding. This commitment extends to the communities we serve.

Leadership Team

Paul Hague, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

With over 35 years experience, Paul has held senior positions at various large companies, and accrued 20 years of startup exposure. His passion for technology’s transformative potential inspired him to empower businesses through digital transformation. During his tenures at IBM and CapGemini, he led teams across the UK and Europe, bolstering growth in telecoms and media units with revenues exceeding £30m. In 2019, he co-founded BlackDice, and has since steered the company to where it’s now recognised as a significant player in cyber defence for residential and SME telecoms operators. As CEO, he manages various pilot projects with top-tier telecoms operators, nurtures a growing team, and fosters a fair, inclusive company culture, always remaining true to the company’s purpose, vision and mission.

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Sarah Hague, Chief Operating Officer

Sarah is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience spanning various sectors including education and digital transformation. Prior to joining BlackDice as COO, she was a Senior Technology Transformation Leader at PwC, guiding the UK-to-Global technology strategy for complete business capabilities. Her transformational roadmap focused on empowering people and simplifying work, bridging gaps between various teams. As BlackDice’s COO, Sarah leads operational capabilities and ensures alignment with strategic goals. She champions a collaborative, transparent, and inclusive company culture. Sarah excels in driving process simplification, enhancing user experience, leading digital transformations, and organisational design initiatives. A career highlight includes membership in the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Digital Route Panel, embodying her passion for education and technology.

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Mark O'Neill, Chief Technology Officer

Mark brings over 30 years of IT and information security expertise, with notable achievements in leading complex projects for Hewlett Packard and DXC Technology. Specialising in directory services, identity management, and provisioning technologies, Mark adeptly translates technical trends into business strategies. A skilled communicator and leader, he has directed high-performing global teams to meet diverse industry needs. Passionate about driving innovation and solving business challenges through technology, Mark focuses on delivering measurable results for business growth. 

As BlackDice’s CTO, he is instrumental in overseeing, developing, and implementing the innovation strategy while managing a multifaceted technology team. His career highlights include distinguished induction into EDS’ Engineering Programme and transforming IT service delivery as a CTO, drastically reducing downtime and fostering team innovation.

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Paul Jenkins, CISO, BlackDice
Paul Jenkins, Chief Information Security Officer

An accomplished industry veteran, Paul is Co-Founder, Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer. Having spent 30 years honing his skills in information security at IBM, Capita, EMIS and other renowned firms, his expertise in managing cyber risks is unparalleled. As the former CTO for Leeds City Council and NHS West Yorkshire ICB, his vast experience in navigating highly regulated environments combined with his ability to anticipate market trends and identify opportunities will help us stay ahead of the curve and maintain our competitive edge as an AI-driven cybersecurity firm. As CISO, Paul will leverage his knowledge to reinforce and innovate security measures, safeguarding the company and client data. His leadership will drive robust security strategies and ensure compliance with industry standards, all while promoting a culture of progress, inclusivity, and innovation.

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