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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...

CASE STUDY: Britvic

CASE STUDY: Britvic

In recent years, international soft drinks brand Britvic has gone through a rapid and large-scale digitalisation process, designed to enhance manufacturing capabilities and improve efficiency. As part of this process, Britvic engaged with Arcanum Cyber Security to...

CASE STUDY: OneWeb

CASE STUDY: OneWeb

In the fast-moving and innovative field of commercial satellite operations, maintaining security is critical. As an experienced and trusted consultancy, Arcanum Cyber Security has worked with leading network solutions provider, OneWeb, over the last 18 months to help...

Chris Rees joins Arcanum’s team of Consultants

Chris Rees joins Arcanum’s team of Consultants

This week, Arcanum welcomes Chris Rees to our team of Cyber Consultants. Before joining Arcanum, Chris spent 24 years serving in the British Army as an IT and telecommunications specialist. He is a CompTIA Security Analytics Professional and has recent experience in...

Cyber Attack on DP World Australia

Cyber Attack on DP World Australia

Recent reporting has provided insight into the notable attack against Australia’s biggest ports operator ‘DP World Australia’. DP World Australia detected an unauthorised breach of its network on Friday 10th November 2023, and subsequently disconnected its networks...

Webinar: What is ISA / IEC 62443?

Webinar: What is ISA / IEC 62443?

Are you interested in knowing more about ISA/IEC 62443 and how it contributes to Industrial Cyber Security by helping to secure Operational Technology? We've got you covered! Gary Miles, Senior Cyber Security Consultant and Operational Technology specialist for...

Nick Brown receives MSc in Cyber Security Technology

Nick Brown receives MSc in Cyber Security Technology

We are thrilled to announce that Nick Brown, Cyber Consultant at Arcanum, has been awarded his MSc Cyber Security Technology with Distinction from Northumbria University. Nick's dedication and expertise in the field of cyber security continues to shine. His commitment...

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...

Reflecting on our week at DSEI 2023

Reflecting on our week at DSEI 2023

Last week, the Arcanum team spent a great 4 days exhibiting at DSEI 2023 with Aerospace Wales. With DSEI attracting experts and delegations from 50+ countries, it was great to promote our NCSC Assured Cyber Consultancy and CREST Approved penetration testing services...

Arcanum welcomes three new Cyber Consultants to the team

Arcanum welcomes three new Cyber Consultants to the team

This week Arcanum welcomes Andy Crowther, Jimmy Broadhurst and Matthew "Dutch" Holland to our team of Cyber Security Consultants. Before joining Arcanum, Andy served in the Royal Air Force for 24 years as an Intelligence Analyst. Specialising in Signals Intelligence,...

Arcanum welcomes Vicky Carter to the team

Arcanum welcomes Vicky Carter to the team

This week we welcome Vicky Carter to the team. Vicky has joined Arcanum as a Defence Relationship Manager. She has several years experience in management roles, most recently as an IT Project Manager within the MoD. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors,...

Cyber Wales OT Cluster meeting – September

Cyber Wales OT Cluster meeting – September

Marie Caruso, Head of Sales & Marketing at Arcanum, is a manager of the Operational Technology (OT) Cluster within Cyber Wales. Marie and fellow OT Cluster manager Jules Farrow-Lesnianski, CEO at Awen Collective, will be hosting another virtual OT Cluster event on...

Arcanum will be speaking at Comsatcoms 2023

Arcanum will be speaking at Comsatcoms 2023

Tomorrow afternoon, Sam Stait, Senior Cyber Consultant at Arcanum, will be talking at Comsatcoms. ComSatcoms is a 2-day Commercial Satellite Conference hosted by IET at Savoy Place, London. The conference will focus on new projects, technological advancements, and...

Arcanum celebrates Reserves Day 2023

Arcanum celebrates Reserves Day 2023

Today is Reserves Day, an opportunity for the UK to celebrate and salute our Reserve Forces. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they...

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...

Celebrating a milestone 10 year work anniversary

Celebrating a milestone 10 year work anniversary

This week we are celebrating a milestone anniversary for Jasmine Cleathero who has been working for Arcanum for 10 years. Jass is one of Arcanum’s longest serving employees and is the second to reach the 10-year point. Jass joined us from a career in the British Army...

Arcanum 2023 Conference in Palma

Arcanum 2023 Conference in Palma

Recently, the whole Arcanum family attended our company conference, this year in Palma, Majorca. This annual event allows employees to discuss company updates and celebrate company growth and individual achievements. We also heard from our founders and owners who told...

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...

Arcanum Cyber Security listed on E2E Female 100

Arcanum Cyber Security listed on E2E Female 100

We’re thrilled to share the news that Arcanum Cyber Security has been named one of the Top 100 fastest-growing female-led companies by E2E! Arcanum was co-founded by Jane Chappell and Lawrie Abercrombie in 2008, who both play a leading role in the company as...

Arcanum welcomes Joanne Jones to the team

Arcanum welcomes Joanne Jones to the team

Joanne has joined Arcanum as Security and Business Support Officer after an extensive career in Office Management & Administration. In these roles she provided Business support to Directors and Managers across both private and public sectors.  She is experienced...

Chris Kirkham joins Arcanum’s team of Consultants

Chris Kirkham joins Arcanum’s team of Consultants

Chris Kirkham has joined Arcanum as a Cyber Consultant. Before joining Arcanum, he served 13 years in the British Army specialising in counter-intelligence, security assurance and risk management, both in the UK and overseas. Chris has studied and achieved cyber...

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...

Arcanum Social Event 2022

Arcanum Social Event 2022

As a remote working company, we like to get all our employees together a couple of times a year to connect with new faces and catch up with old colleagues from across the UK. This month we invited all employees and their partners for a night away at The Charlecote...

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...

Arcanum welcomes Tommy Durbridge to the team

Arcanum welcomes Tommy Durbridge to the team

Today, Arcanum welcomes Tommy Durbridge to our team of cyber consultants. Tommy has joined Arcanum after a 22 year career in the Royal Signals. He has a wealth of experience in Defence capability and risk management, and information security policy and procedures. He...

Arcanum welcomes three new consultants to the team

Arcanum welcomes three new consultants to the team

This week Arcanum welcomes Kaylind Grant, Wayne ‘Doc’ Holliday and Mikey Longman to our team of consultants. Before joining Arcanum, Kaylind served 6 years as a linguist in the RAF and more recently made the transition into cyber security. Kaylind has achieved several...

Chris Flynn receives MSc in Cyber Security

Chris Flynn receives MSc in Cyber Security

Congratulations to Chris Flynn, Arcanum Cyber Security Consultant, on completing his MSc in Cyber Security at Glasgow Caledonian University with a Distinction. Glasgow Caledonian University’s Masters course is certified by the National Cyber security Centre (NCSC) and...

Arcanum attend CiiSec Live in Edinburgh

Arcanum attend CiiSec Live in Edinburgh

An excellent day at CIISec Live at Edinburgh Napier University yesterday. A day of great speakers and insightful discussions, and an opportunity for our team to catch-up with peers and CIISec contacts. Attending the event were Arcanum Co-Owners Jane...

Arcanum welcomes Rob Douglass to our team of Consultants

Arcanum welcomes Rob Douglass to our team of Consultants

This week, Rob has joined the team of Consultants at Arcanum after achieving his Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker. Rob is a highly motivated individual who is always broadening his cyber security knowledge; he aspires to becoming a certified Cyber...

Arcanum welcomes Sarah Jones to the team

Arcanum welcomes Sarah Jones to the team

We’re thrilled to announce that Sarah Jones has recently joined Arcanum as the Admin and Security Officer. Her role involves administrative support and overseeing the company certificates and accreditations. Sarah has served 10 years in the Royal Navy as a HR...

Wayne Gill celebrates 10 years at Arcanum

Wayne Gill celebrates 10 years at Arcanum

Arcanum are celebrating Wayne Gill recently becoming the first member of staff to reach 10 years employment with the company. Wayne joined Arcanum in 2012 and is an experienced cyber security subject matter expert with extensive experience of providing physical and...

Arcanum at Unlock Cyber Taster Day – June 2022

Arcanum at Unlock Cyber Taster Day – June 2022

Arcanum Senior Penetration Testers, Tamar Everson and Kat Abercrombie are in UWE Bristol today for the Unlock Cyber Taster Day, where over 190 students are attending. The Unlock Cyber Taster Day is an opportunity for students aged 12 – 14 across the West of England to...

Arcanum celebrate Reserves Day

Arcanum celebrate Reserves Day

Yesterday was Reserves Day, an opportunity for the UK to celebrate and salute our Reserve Forces. Arcanum benefits hugely from employing serving Reservists and Veterans and on many occasions Arcanum employees cross paths in the course of their military duties.  Above...

Is Your OT System Secure? – Webinar 30th June

Is Your OT System Secure? – Webinar 30th June

Is your Operational Technology (OT) secure? Want to become compliant but don’t know where to start? Arcanum are hosting a free webinar on June 30th at 11am that will demonstrate: Common OT Breaches OT Compliance Guidance Arcanum Cyber Security is an NCSC Certified...

IT vs OT Webinar – May 31st 2022

IT vs OT Webinar – May 31st 2022

Arcanum are hosting a free webinar on May 31st to discuss cyber security in Operational Technology (OT), and its difference compared to Information Technology (IT). Secure your space on this free webinar by registering via Eventbrite: Information Technology (IT) vs...

Arcanum welcomes Dan Lovegrove to our team of Consultants

Arcanum welcomes Dan Lovegrove to our team of Consultants

Dan has joined Arcanum as a Cyber Consultant after nearly a decade in the British Army. He has an array of Cyber and Information Security knowledge that he applies to assess and manage risk. His Consultant role at Arcanum will mean he will be contributing to important...

Arcanum welcomes Oliver Hall to our team of Consultants

Arcanum welcomes Oliver Hall to our team of Consultants

Oli possess vast experience in the Defence sector covering risk management and policy. Formerly a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force, Oli transitioned into cyber security where he is dedicated to continual learning and growing his expertise. His Consultant role...

CYBERUK 2022

CYBERUK 2022

Excellent couple of days the ICC Wales for CYBERUK22. As a certified NCSC consultancy, it was a great event for us to exhibit our services on the Arcanum stand and meet new and existing contacts. It was also an opportunity for our NCSC Certified Head Consultants and...

Arcanum will be exhibiting at CYBERUK

Arcanum will be exhibiting at CYBERUK

Arcanum will be exhibiting at CYBERUK in the ICC Wales, Newport on May 10th & May 11th. Arcanum will be exhibiting on the Welsh Government stand, in the Welsh Pavilion. We are proud to be the only company in Wales to be granted Certified Cyber Security Consultancy...

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 Fiona Hughes to the team

Arcanum welcomes Fiona Hughes to the team

We're thrilled to announce that Fiona has recently joined Arcanum as the Admin and Security Officer. Her role involves administrative support and overseeing the company certificates and accreditations. Fiona has come from a business development background within the...

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Security Consultant

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Security 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...

Arcanum Welcomes Carrissa to our sales team

Arcanum Welcomes Carrissa to our sales team

This week, Carrissa Gardiner has joined the team as a Sales Executive. She brings a wide variety of specialist knowledge and expertise within IT Services, Managed Services and Cloud Services. Carrissa has worked with clients within the Public and Private Sectors,...

We’re Recruiting – Administration and Security Officer

We’re Recruiting – Administration and Security Officer

£24,000 to £29,000 based on experience   Greater Cardiff Area / South Wales but largely working from home once settled into the role.  Arcanum are well regarded providers of NCSC certified Cyber Security Consultancy, CREST registered Penetration Testing and accredited...

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...

Arcanum Celebrates Reserves Day 2021

Arcanum Celebrates Reserves Day 2021

Today is Reserves Day, an opportunity for the UK to celebrate and salute our Reserve Forces. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they...

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...

DOS5 Framework Success

DOS5 Framework Success

Arcanum is pleased to announce that we have been accepted onto the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework (DOS5). DOS5 is the primary way for the public sector to find and buy new digital services. This success means our NCSC certified teams, individual...

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...

Maybe We Should Investigate?

Maybe We Should Investigate?

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant.   Having been formally trained first as a police officer and then a government security investigator it has always intrigued me as to how commercial organisations investigate security incidents. Many seem to shy...

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...

Digital Forensics Student Transitions to Full Time

Digital Forensics Student Transitions to Full Time

Salma Aslam, Arcanum Digital Forensics placement student has been offered, and accepted a full-time role with Arcanum as a Digital Forensics Practitioner. Arcanum has run an active student development program for our Digital Forensics team for a number of years. Since...

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...