The latest from Arcanum

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 will be exhibiting at Space Comm Expo next week

Arcanum will be exhibiting at Space Comm Expo next week

If you’ve got yourself a Space Comm Expo ticket on September 7th-8th at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, head over to the Space Wales stand for a chat with our team about Arcanum’s Cyber Security and Pen Testing services for the Space...

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...

Marie Caruso talks with TechSPARK on everything cyber

Marie Caruso talks with TechSPARK on everything cyber

Marie Caruso, Head of Sales & Marketing at Arcanum, recently spoke with TechSPARK about how she got into cyber security, why it’s such an engaging sector to be working in, and the current trends in cyber. One development is the growing focus on the security of...

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...

Arcanum Training & Development Week

Arcanum Training & Development Week

Arcanum commit to investing in employees by offering training and development programs throughout their career. This week, new Arcanum team members from all areas of the business gathered at the beautiful Severn Manor in Dunley for staff training. The Cyber Risk...

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 at The 2022 Space Wales Conference

Arcanum at The 2022 Space Wales Conference

Marie Caruso, Arcanum Sales & Marketing Manager and Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant attended the 2022 Space Wales Conference in Cardiff on Thursday 3rd of March. The Space Wales Conference was organised in partnership with the MOD/UK Space Command, to...

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!

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 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 Arcanum brand....

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...

Oh… For Compliance Sake!

Oh… For Compliance Sake!

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Principal Consultant. I have had an extended career in Cyber Security (AKA Computer security/Information Assurance/Information Assurance and Security etc). During that time I have always perceived the existence of 2 distinct camps; those...

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 2020 Charity Campaign

Cyber Essentials 2020 Charity Campaign

Arcanum are participating in the 2020 IASME campaign to offer discounted Cyber Essentials Certification to charities. Charities will be entitled to register for Cyber Essentials Certification for the discounted price of £225 (instead of £300) for one week only from...

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

  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 need to know about Cyber...

Security Gone Cloudy…

Security Gone Cloudy…

Blog by Chris Gausden, Arcanum Cyber Security Principal Consultant. Organisations that haven’t fully migrated to cloud infrastructure and applications must by now be considering it. This has become the standard approach to efficient and resilient business IT services....

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...

Secure Remote Working

Secure Remote Working

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is unparalleled during our lifetimes. However, given advances in IT many organisations are able to continue to do business, by allowing staff to work remotely. Some companies are very used to allowing remote access to...

Cyber Essentials Relaunch

Cyber Essentials Relaunch

  What is Cyber Essentials (CE)? Cyber Essentials is the Government backed certification protecting businesses from cyber-attacks. The scheme is in place to eliminate the most common cyber threats from your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to cyber...

Working From Home – COVID-19

Working From Home – COVID-19

Much of the nation is now working from home, and many employees are not used to working outside of an office environment. Cyber hackers are seeing this as an opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities. The current risk is heightened as hackers are targeting people’s...

Crown Commercial Services 3 Cyber Security Framework

Crown Commercial Services 3 Cyber Security Framework

Arcanum Cyber Security are on the Crown Commercial Services 3 (CCS3) Cyber Security Framework. Cyber Security Services 3 is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that allows public sector buyers to procure an extensive variety of cyber security services from qualified...

Arcanum & Proeon Attend The Annual IET Conference

Arcanum & Proeon Attend The Annual IET Conference

Arcanum Cyber Security and partner Proeon Systems attended the annual  IET Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems Conference. Arcanum and Proeon are working together to provide specialist services to help UK Critical National Infrastructure become safe, secure,...

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Security Consultant

We’re Recruiting – Cyber Security Consultant

Arcanum Cyber are a well-established cyber security consultancy working mainly in defence, but with an increasing and diverse client base.  We’re busy and we need to expand the team!  If you have some experience of working in cyber security, particularly if you have a...

Job Vacancy for Principal Consultant

Job Vacancy for Principal Consultant

  Arcanum is a specialist Cyber Security Consultancy with the majority of our current clients in Central Government; the MoD and Defence Industry. We are looking for a Principal Consultant who will take a prime role in leading our diversification into an...

Arcanum & Proeon Exhibit At The Annual IET Conference

Arcanum & Proeon Exhibit At The Annual IET Conference

Arcanum Cyber Security and partner Proeon Solutions will be exhibiting at the annual IET Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems Conference. The event will highlight the regulatory changes and the key cyber security issues facing industrial control and SCADA...

Warren (Woz) Smith M.Inst.ISP

Warren (Woz) Smith M.Inst.ISP

Image: Warren (Woz) Smith M.Inst.ISP,  Arcanum Senior Cyber Security Consultant It is with great sadness that we have to announce the unexpected death of Warren ‘Woz’ Smith. Woz was an exceptionally talented cyber security expert and a valued and much admired...

Aerospace Wales Expo 2019

Aerospace Wales Expo 2019

Arcanum Cyber Security exhibited at the Aerospace Wales Expo 2019, which took place at AMRC Wales, Broughton. The Aerospace Wales Expo was launched as the first Capability Showcase and Supply Chain Opportunities Event. The exhibition was a great opportunity to meet...

Arcanum Support Unlock Cyber Event

Arcanum Support Unlock Cyber Event

Marie Caruso, Sales and Marketing Manager at Arcanum Information Security helped run the annual Unlock Cyber event. The Cyber Taster Day showcased careers in cyber security for up to 300 school children.  The event took place at the University of the West of England...

Lies, Damn Lies and Cyber Security Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies and Cyber Security Statistics

Figure 1: Chances of Dying in the UK in 2018 from Assorted Causes Blog by Lawrie Abercrombie, Arcanum’s Technical Director. There is no doubt that some statistics are more trustworthy than others.  For example, the ones in our infographic above are generally based on...

Arcanum Receives Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

Arcanum Receives Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

  Arcanum Information Security has been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence. Gold is the scheme’s highest level and recognises employers who actively support the Armed Forces community. Jane Chappell, Arcanum’s Operations...

The Annual Arcanum Dinner 2019

The Annual Arcanum Dinner 2019

Last weekend the annual Arcanum dinner took place, in the historic city of Cardiff. The Arcanum team and partners enjoyed a regimental style dinner at the Firing Line Museum in Cardiff Castle. The entertainment was provided by the Corps of Drums and Band of 3rd...

Arcanum Exhibit at Aerospace Wales Expo

Arcanum Exhibit at Aerospace Wales Expo

Arcanum Cyber Security will be exhibiting at the Aerospace Wales Expo, 5th December 2019, at AMRC Wales, Broughton, North Wales. The Aerospace Wales Expo has been launched as the first Capability Showcase & Supply Chain Opportunities Event. The day will bring...

DOS4 Framework Success

DOS4 Framework Success

  Arcanum is proud to announce that we have been accepted onto the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 Framework (DOS4). DOS4 is the primary way for the public sector to find and buy new digital services. This success means our NCSC certified teams, individual...

Arcanum Exhibit at DSEI 2019

Arcanum Exhibit at DSEI 2019

  Arcanum Cyber Security exhibited at DSEI 2019, 10th-13th September 2019 at London ExCel. Defence & Security Equipment International is one of the world's largest events, showcasing defence, technology and innovation; featuring 1,600 exhibitors and 30,000...

Arcanum To Receive Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

Arcanum To Receive Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

  Arcanum Information Security have been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence. Gold is the scheme’s highest level and recognises employers who actively support the Armed Forces community and also encourage others to follow...

University White Papers

Universities: Hackers Fake Student Accounts by Lawrie Abercrombie | July 22, 2019 Universities and cyber security are one of Arcanum’s favourite topics. At the same time one of my colleagues is part of a panel assessing the competency... Read more:...

Universities: Hackers Fake Student Accounts

Universities: Hackers Fake Student Accounts

Blog by Lawrie Abercrombie, Arcanum's Technical Director. Universities and cyber security are one of Arcanum's favourite topics.  At the same time that one of my colleagues is part of a panel assessing the competency of Post and Under-Graduate Cyber Security degree...

Arcanum Secures G-Cloud 11 Status

Arcanum Secures G-Cloud 11 Status

Arcanum Information Security has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud framework for a sixth consecutive year. G-Cloud 11 is an agreement between UK Government and suppliers and allows public sector organisations to buy services in an efficient way. Arcanum’s Managing...

NIS Regulations for UK Critical National Infrastructure

NIS Regulations for UK Critical National Infrastructure

By Chris Flynn, Arcanum Junior Consultant. The 2018 Network and Information Systems Regulations have been in force for a quite a while now though it would seem that the breadth of both the regulations and the businesses that are affected may not have been fully...

Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

Cyber Essentials usual price £300, campaign price £225. IASME Governance usual price £400, campaign price £250. All prices are quoted Excl.VAT.   UK charities make a major contribution in supporting their chosen groups throughout the UK.  For many people, the...

Universities in the spotlight once again

Universities in the spotlight once again

Blog post by Arcanum Cyber Security Our team has been looking at cyber security issues in the Higher education sector for some time, and over the last couple of years we have published a number of pieces, detailing some of that research into attacks on US universities...

Proeon Systems and Arcanum Cyber Form Closer Ties

Proeon Systems and Arcanum Cyber Form Closer Ties

Proeon Systems and Arcanum Cyber have agreed to work together to provide specialist services to help UK Critical National Infrastructure become safe, secure, and to achieve compliance with the NIS Regulations. Arcanum Cyber, specialists in Cyber Security and Proeon...

Universities – In the Cyber Firing Line

Universities – In the Cyber Firing Line

White Paper by Lawrie Abercrombie, Arcanum's Technical Director Cyber-attacks against universities hit the news again last week with reports that Iranian Hackers targeted 18 in the UK, including several offering cybersecurity degrees certified by the National Cyber...

NIS Regulations – Another Ticking Time Bomb?

NIS Regulations – Another Ticking Time Bomb?

By Nicola Carlile, Arcanum Senior Consultant NIS? Amidst much fanfare and, to be honest, a lot of hype around the financial penalties that could be imposed for failing to comply, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR came into force on May 25th.  But...

Reshma’s Journey at Arcanum

Reshma’s Journey at Arcanum

Reshma is our first Marketing placement student at Arcanum Cyber Security, taking a year out of her University studies where she is doing a degree in Marketing, Advertising and PR. Reshma joined Arcanum in July, and has already become a valued member of the Marketing...

Welcome Salma!

Welcome Salma!

We would like to welcome Salma, the newest member of the Arcanum Digital Forensics team. Salma is studying for a degree in Computer Forensics at Birmingham City University and has joined Arcanum for a year-long placement, to gain hands on experience of working in a...

The Digital Festival

The Digital Festival

Marie Caruso, our Sales & Marketing Manager attended the sixth annual big tech event in Wales today, the Digital Festival. “An enjoyable day so far talking to delegates at the Digital Festival, Wales Millennium Centre about Arcanum Cyber Security solutions! It’s...

NCSC Certified Cyber Security Consultancy

NCSC Certified Cyber Security Consultancy

We are proud to announce that Arcanum has been granted Certified Cyber Security Consultancy status by the National Cyber Security Centre. The Certification has been granted for our proven track record, expertise and professional qualifications for Risk Assessment and...

Cyber: A Bad Week for Universities

Cyber: A Bad Week for Universities

It’s been a bad 7 days for the World’s universities on the cyber front. Last week, MacEwan University in Canada lost £7.5 million to a phishing attack at about the same time as a hacker stole the private details of 13,000 students at Australia’s North Metropolitan...

The Maersk Cyber Attack is a wake up call for the industry

The Maersk Cyber Attack is a wake up call for the industry

The Cyber-attack on Maersk marked the most high profile online hit of a shipping firm to date, this should be a wakeup call for the industry as reported by the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping "We Expect the cyber-attack will impact results negatively...

Our Accreditation Journey

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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...