Cyber security

Reserves Day 2024

Reserves Day 2024

As an Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award holder, Arcanum have demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served. A large proportion of our company have served in the Armed Forces or are still serving as part of the UK Reserves. On Reserves...

Lawrie Abercrombie joins CIISec board

Lawrie Abercrombie joins CIISec board

We are happy to announce that our co-founder Lawrie Abercrombie is now on the board of directors for the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec).   A few words from Lawrie: "CIISec provides a universally accepted focal point for the cyber and information...

Arcanum achieves NCSC approval for Audit and Review

Arcanum achieves NCSC approval for Audit and Review

We are proud to announce that we have been accredited by the NCSC to deliver Assured Cyber Security Consultancy (ACSC) Audit and Review services. This means that we can provide guidance and advice to be able to influence Senior Information Risk Owners or business...

International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024

For International Women’s Day 2024, we focus on Jane Chappell, co-founder of Arcanum Cyber Security. Since 2008, Jane has jointly led the company, working to protect people, businesses and information. Jane was the first woman to command a cyber unit in the British...

Arcanum welcomes Lekai Lee to the team

Arcanum welcomes Lekai Lee to the team

This week, Arcanum welcomes Lekai Lee to our team of cyber consultants. Lekai has joined the team following an 8 year career in the British Army. He holds certifications in CompTIA Security+, CISMP, and is continuing his professional development by working towards...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...