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Our Accreditation Journey

In 2011, the Forensic Science Regulator set out deadlines for accreditation of digital forensics Laboratories in “Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the Criminal Justice System”.  In short, to provide forensic science...

Who are the bad guys?

Several questions will inevitably arise out of the cyber-attack on the UK Houses of Parliament, from “why are MPs still using weak passwords?” through to “Why?” and “Who is behind it?” On the face of it, the answer to the latter two is highly likely to be a hostile...

Phish and Ships Newsletter: JULY 2017

Be Cyber Aware at Sea, the global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime cyber threats to international shipping, ports and offshore operations has just released the latest Phish and Ships, featuring an insightful...

10 Steps To Cyber Security

An effective approach to cyber security starts with establishing an effective organisational risk management regime. Embed an appropriate risk management regime across the organisation. This should be supported by an empowered governance structure, which is actively...

No Silver Bullets

The recent Wannacry ransomware outbreak has focused a lot of attention on cybersecurity, specifically on the use of out-of-support Operating Systems and the critical importance of having an effective patching regime.  Almost immediately after the initial analysis that...

Arcanum awarded FATS/5 Approval

We are delighted to announce that Arcanum has been granted approved supplier status for Filter 26 management and assurance, network design and test, hardware design and test, software security and cyber defence of the latest MoD Framework Agreement for Technical...

WE’VE BEEN HACKED. SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

Last week’s Ransomware attacks were a salutary lesson in what happens when basic steps aren’t taken.  Basic computer hygiene, like patching Operating Systems and Applications; isolating vulnerable machines and installing up to date Anti-Virus will prevent most ad-hoc...

Essential guidance to understanding the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, and will significantly reshape the data protection landscape for organisations that collect and process the data of European residents. The Regulation introduces a number of key changes...

BCC says cyber security needs improving

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published the results from its recent digital survey. They show that one in five businesses (20%) have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the past year. The survey included 1,285 businesses across the UK and took place in...

Cyber Security measures – can you afford not to?

BIMCO’s Phil Tinsley discusses the risk of cyber security in shipping and highlights what owners need to be putting in place to reduce the risk. BIMCO, together with other organisations, is updating industry guidelines that will be published in the spring free of charge. Can you afford as a shipowner to take measures to tackle cyber security risk? Can you afford not to?