Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Cyber Essentials

In this episode, we will be talking about ‘Cyber Essentials’ and how the scheme can help organisations guard against the most common internet-borne attacks by having basic control measures in place. 

Our host is Graham Bye, an independent consultant coordinating some of the activities of the CyberScotland Partnership. 

Our guests for this session are Chris Pinder, the Chief Operating Officer at the IASME Consortium, who are responsible for delivering the Cyber Essentials scheme across the UK. 

Also joining us is Robbie Ross, Chief Security Officer at Converged Communications Solutions in Aberdeen who are a licensed Cyber Essentials Certification Body and John Macleod, the Commercial Director at Leask Marine, International Marine Contractors in Orkney who have been through the process of achieving Cyber Essentials certification.  

For more information on Cyber Essentials and resources mentioned during the podcast, follow the links below. 


What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.

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