S21sec was founded in 2000, defining a strategy to shape and remain at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry, through continuous innovation and by always adapting its capabilities to the evolving complexity of cybercrime.
The first version of Lookwise (then called Bitácora) was released in 2005, aiming to address the needs of companies for proactive and intelligent security, big data and regulatory compliance management.
S21sec Labs was created in 2006, becoming the first European Innovation Centre dedicated to the cybersecurity industry.
In 2008, S21sec launched its eCrime unit, introducing its ground-breaking anti-fraud services catalogue.
S21sec University was founded to help the cybersecurity industry continue its professional development, offering courses to technical and non-technical professionals with an interest in furthering their cyber skills.
Lookwise v5 was released to provide customers best-in-class security and regulatory compliance management capabilities.
The European Cybersecurity Group (ECSG) was created, with S21sec as a founding member. This alliance of 5 leading cyber companies created the leading intelligence and incident response platform in Europe.
S21sec is acquired by Sonae Investment Management and is able to consolidate it presence in Spain and Mexico, establish its presence in Portugal and the UK and further develop its international ambitions, with a vision to become the leading European pure play cybersecurity company, powered by world-class proprietary technologies and alliances with leading companies globally.
In 2015 S21sec collaborated with government agencies concerning criminal investigation and signed strategic alliances with leading IT companies.
Through Sonae Investment Management, SysValue is acquired, underlining S21sec’s leadership as a pure cyber player in the Portuguese market. Furthermore, S21sec becomes a founding member of the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO), a European public-private initiative that aims to enhance Europe’s cyber capabilities.