Cyber security

Steve Rees receives MSc in Cyber Security

Steve Rees receives MSc in Cyber Security

Congratulations to Steve Rees, Arcanum Cyber Security Consultant, on completing his Cyber Security MSc at University of South Wales with a Distinction. University of South Wales has been named Cyber University of the Year for four consecutive years at the National...

NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework

NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework

Blog written by Sam Taylor, Cyber Security Consultant at Arcanum. This blog piece is the first part of our five-part series delving into the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF). In this introductory piece, we will demystify the...

Challenges faced when securing OT/ICS

Challenges faced when securing OT/ICS

Blog written by Gary Miles, Senior Cyber Consultant at Arcanum. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Overview  The first Distributed Control Systems used in industry were created around the 1970s. These systems had very limited connectivity, and there was clear...

Arcanum at Space Comm Expo 2023

Arcanum at Space Comm Expo 2023

Last week, Arcanum exhibited at Space Comm Expo, the UK’s largest Space event. The Arcanum team had a really enjoyable couple of days alongside Space Wales, showcasing our Cyber Security services in the Space Sector.  It was a great opportunity for our Consultancy and...

Gary Miles promoted to Senior Consultant

Gary Miles promoted to Senior Consultant

We are thrilled to announce that Gary Miles has been promoted to Senior Consultant at Arcanum. Gary joined Arcanum in 2021 as a Cyber Consultant following a 16-year career working in the Defence sector. Since joining Arcanum he has committed time to developing his...

Chris Flynn promoted to Senior Consultant

Chris Flynn promoted to Senior Consultant

We are thrilled to announce that Chris Flynn has been promoted to Senior Consultant at Arcanum. Chris joined Arcanum as a Cyber Consultant in 2019.  He is CompTIA and CISSP trained and provides sound risk management and treatment to a wide variety of information...

Cyber Attack on US Airports

Cyber Attack on US Airports

Cyber attacks have caused websites at over a dozen US airports to temporarily go offline, with Russian speaking hackers claiming responsibility. These include airports in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. On Monday morning, LaGuardia airport in New York was...

What Cyber Essentials is and why it’s important

What Cyber Essentials is and why it’s important

What is Cyber Essentials? It is a UK Government-backed scheme aimed at increasing the cyber security level of UK businesses. It was launched in 2014 and is operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in combination with its Cyber Essentials partner IASME....

Arcanum welcomes Jite to the team!

Arcanum welcomes Jite to the team!

We are delighted to announce that Jite Okoh has joined Arcanum as a Sales Executive. Jite has expertise and knowledge around many areas of cybersecurity covering an array of sectors including software development, financial and biotech institutions. He has been...

Cyber Security Professionals – A Market for Lemons?

Cyber Security Professionals – A Market for Lemons?

Blog by Lawrie Abercrombie, Arcanum Co-founder and Technical Director In 1970, George Akerlof, a US Nobel Prize winning economist wrote a paper on the used car market in the USA titled ‘The Market for Lemons’.  It describes a phenomenon where buyers of second-hand...

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Consultant

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Consultant

Are you hoping to work with like-minded people contributing to important Cyber Security projects? The knowledge and experience you've gained over your career are valuable when dealing with key stakeholders you will be interfacing with regularly, but more important is...

Ransomware Attack on US Pipeline

Ransomware Attack on US Pipeline

Blog by Lawrie Abercrombie, Arcanum Technical Director Over the weekend a ransomware attack forced the US's largest fuel pipeline operator to shut down its operations. There have been multiple comments in the media along the lines of "why was nothing done to prevent...

Arcanum welcomes Olwen as our new Marketing Executive

Arcanum welcomes Olwen as our new Marketing Executive

We are thrilled to announce Olwen Davies has joined Arcanum Cyber Security as our new Marketing Executive. Olwen will be responsible for ensuring all marketing activities, particularly social media and website, reflect and support our Sales and Marketing Plan and the...

We’re Recruiting for a Marketing Executive

We’re Recruiting for a Marketing Executive

Applications have now closed for this position - Thank you for your interest! We are looking for a Marketing Executive to join our growing and ambitious full-service Cyber Security Consultancy. The role will involve broad marketing duties in support of both Business...

Cyber Essentials Webinar

Cyber Essentials Webinar

  Arcanum Cyber Security are hosting a free webinar on Friday 12th March 2021 where we will be discussing the Cyber Essentials scheme and how we can help you! A perfect opportunity to join us from wherever you are, and find out all you need to know about Cyber...

Welcome Laurie

Welcome Laurie

This week Arcanum is welcoming Laurie Parry, who will be heading up our IT Department as the IT Systems Manager. Laurie has over 15 years Technical Project Management experience gained as an IT & Communications Specialist. Prior to her commercial career Laurie...

Welcome Martin

Welcome Martin

Arcanum welcomes Martin Hughes as the newest member of the HQ team as Chief of Staff. Martin will be responsible for the daily operation of Arcanum. This will include co-ordination of staff, resources and ensuring excellence in delivery to our clients. His expertise...

Welcome To The Team Kat!

Welcome To The Team Kat!

Arcanum welcomes Katherine Abercrombie, joining us from Context as a Senior Penetration Tester. Kat has been working as a pen tester since 2014. She is a CREST Registered Pen Tester with extensive experience in performing web application and infrastructure pen tests...

You Need To Get With The Process

You Need To Get With The Process

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant. I think that it is undisputed that a critical part of any accurate business security risk analysis, is the use of an accurate Business Impact Analysis (BIA), to focus on truly critical business assets. However, I...

An Unhealthy Ransom

An Unhealthy Ransom

Blog by Jane Chappell, Arcanum Operations Director. Following our ‘Stand and Deliver’ ransomware blog published on September 3rd, sadly this form of corporate extortion is still on the increase. Ransomware is not only the encryption of data rendering it unavailable to...

Industrial Clouds On The Horizon

Industrial Clouds On The Horizon

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant. Despite the title, this is not some scribblings on the subject of chemically vaporous pollution or global warming. However, it does represent a view of managing the practical security and compliance state of current...

Cyber Essentials ERS Discount

Cyber Essentials ERS Discount

Arcanum has launched a Cyber Essentials discount scheme for all Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award holders. Discounting the usual Cyber Essentials Assessment fees by up to 20% for fellow ERS Award holders. Like every other company that has shown its...

Cyber Essentials Webinar

Cyber Essentials Webinar

  Arcanum Cyber Security are hosting a free webinar on Friday 6th November 2020 where we will be discussing the Cyber Essentials scheme and how we can help you! A perfect opportunity to join us from wherever you are, and find out all you need to know about Cyber...

Arcanum Welcomes New Cyber Security Consultant

Arcanum Welcomes New Cyber Security Consultant

Arcanum welcomes Bobby Hopes, the newest member of Arcanum’s growing team. Bobby is joining Arcanum as a Cyber Security Consultant.  Bobby is a security professional with over 14 years' experience delivering information assurance and security surveying within the...

Arcanum Secures G-Cloud 12 Status

Arcanum Secures G-Cloud 12 Status

Arcanum Information Security has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud framework for a seventh consecutive year. G - Cloud 12 is an agreement between UK Government and suppliers and allows public sector organisations to buy services in an efficient way.   Arcanum’s...

Cyber Essentials Webinar

Cyber Essentials Webinar

  Arcanum Cyber Security are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 6th October 2020 where we will be discussing the Cyber Essentials scheme and how we can help you! A perfect opportunity to join us from wherever you are, and find out all you need to know about Cyber...

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant.   Travelex, Honda, Garmin, Cognizant… who will be the next ‘holdup’ victim of ransomware? [1]     Ransomware has been around since the last century. A check on Wikipedia will tell you the first documented attack was...

Cyber Essentials Webinar

Cyber Essentials Webinar

Free Cyber Essentials Webinar Arcanum Cyber Security are hosting a free webinar on Friday 4th September 2020 where we will be discussing the Cyber Essentials scheme and how we can help you! A perfect opportunity to join us from wherever you are, and find out all you...

Marketing Student Takes on Full Time Role

Marketing Student Takes on Full Time Role

Reshma Kaur, Arcanum’s Marketing placement student has accepted a full-time role with Arcanum. Arcanum has run an active student development program for our Digital Forensics team for a number of years.  Reshma was our first Marketing student, having joined our Sales...

Celebrating Cadets Day

Celebrating Cadets Day

Arcanum Managing Director, Russ Wardle, as Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Gwent with Sea Cadets at the Newport D Day parade. Bringing the Armed Forces week to an end, today Arcanum is celebrating Cadets day. Here at Arcanum, we try to support the entirety of the...

Celebrating Reserves Day

Celebrating Reserves Day

Image: Cyber Security Consultant and Royal Navy Reservist, Chris Flynn.  Today Arcanum is celebrating Reserves Day, which was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces. Chris Flynn joined Arcanum last year...

Celebrating Armed Forces Week

Celebrating Armed Forces Week

Arcanum Director, Jane Chappell is Chairman of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) for Northamptonshire. To mark the start of Armed Forces Week, yesterday Jane was invited to a Flag Raising Ceremony in Northampton. The ceremony took place outside the...

Arcanum Welcomes New Cyber Security Consultant

Arcanum Welcomes New Cyber Security Consultant

We would like to welcome Shaun Marshall, the newest member of Arcanum’s expanding team.  Shaun joins us as a Cyber Security Consultant and will be working on projects for our Government and Critical National Infrastructure clients. Shaun is a Cyber Security...

New Principal Consultant

New Principal Consultant

We would like to welcome Chris Gausden to the growing Arcanum team. Chris joined us today as a Principal Consultant from the telco/satellite company OneWeb where he was Global Head of Security Operations. Chris has extensive experience as a Senior Cyber Security &...

Chris Gausden

Chris Gausden

Bio by Principal Consultant Chris Gausden. I was born in my Grandmother’s house in Leigh-on-Sea in the county of Essex (yet I have never owned a ford Capri!) in-between overseas postings. My father was ex-wartime aircrew and latterly worked in RAFP/Counter...