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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 are 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...

BCC says cyber security needs improving

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...

Special shipping required: the new world of cyber security threats

Special shipping required: the new world of cyber security threats

Jens Christian Høy Monrad, Senior Intel Analyst, FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, discusses the emerging threat to our vital maritime shipping industry, in a piece originally published in February 2017: Coming out of 2016 I think it is fair to say that the cyber threat...

Cyber Security measures – can you afford not to?

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?