Regulators Drive Resilience through Independent Cyber Specialists
The pace of digitalisation and heightened threat landscape has had many regulators focusing on the importance of organisations utilising independent Cyber Security specialists and being more transparent about the risks with shareholders and stakeholders. Templar Executives has recently been commissioned to work with Office of the Nuclear Regulator (ONR) for an independent review of the Security Assessment Principals that will support industry regulation and good practices.
The same issue was highlighted at the recent Cyber Leaders Symposium hosted by Templar Executives in partnership with Lancaster University. At this exclusive event, Sir Jon Thompson, CEO of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) stated in his keynote that, “with the introduction of the Resilience Statement, FRC expects Audit Committees to seek independent assurance on information security operations and risk management with the expectation that organisations will use industry experts to provide that assurance”. Following the Symposium the FRC has issued a best practice guide for companies on disclosing information security risks and assurance on its website and can be found at: https://www.frc.org.uk/news/august-2022/frc-publishes-recommendations-to-improve-digital-s’
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Templar Executives and IFS Skillsnet Deliver Training to Financial Sector
Cyber attacks are becoming a systemic financial risk according to the Financial Times, who documented the case of world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank Investment Management. The Fund suffers from around 100,000 Cyber attacks a year, 1,000 of which are classified as ‘serious’ – that’s 1,000 chances to exploit vulnerabilities of banks, stock exchanges and essential financial infrastructure.
At Templar Executives’ recent Cyber Leadership Symposium, in partnership with Lancaster University, it was highlighted that “it is important to see Cyber as a business risk and to view it as an organisational value driver”. This value can only be realised if Senior Executives and the Board keep pace with the latest threats and understand how to best respond and manage risk in the context of business enablement. To support this imperative, Templar Executives, in partnership with IFS Skillsnet, will be delivering their NCSC Certified Cyber Security for Boards and Senior Managers course on the 13th September 2022. This presents a timely opportunity for delegates to upskill on Cyber Security best practices for their organisation.
Office of the Nuclear Regulator (ONR) awards SyAps contract to Templar Executives
Following a highly competitive tender exercise, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has awarded Templar Executives the contract for an independent review of its Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs).
Templar Executives has been engaged with the security of the civil nuclear sector for many years, with experience ranging from security audits and assessments, through to providing strategic advice and programmatic support. We are delighted to have been selected to lead this independent review for the ONR.
This review of the guidance, principles and processes embodied in SyAPs and their ability to support dutyholders’ planning and ONR’s regulation will provide important feedback on good practices to continue, along with potential areas for improvement.
Templar Executives and RevBits Partner to Provide Innovative Cyber Solutions
Templar Executives is delighted to partner with RevBits, a cutting-edge Next Gen information technology company, with headquarters in New York, and local offices in London. RevBits’ software suite addresses the broadest range of cyber areas on the market today – helping meet the demands of organisations of all sizes to address the daily threats they face. Together with Templar Executives’ complimentary Cyber services and solutions, including the world-class Cyber Academy certified courses and training, the partnership will provide clients with turnkey solutions to tackle the key risks from an information governance and IT perspective.
Templar Executives and Lancaster University invite you to an International Cyber Security Symposium on 5 – 6 July 2022
Templar Executives and Lancaster University will be holding a Cyber Symposium at Lancaster from the 5th- 6th July. This Symposium will also be a pre-cursor to launching a new and exciting Cyber Executive MBA (CEMBA).
The Symposium is free to attend for C-suite individuals and accountable Senior Executives across government and industry, who want to know more about Cyber Security for their organisation and personal development. The full agenda will feature keynote speakers and panellists from the UK and overseas, all experienced Cyber Security leaders, who will provide their own unique insights into current strategic thinking and effective leadership techniques. There will also be ample opportunities for peer networking.
You can find further details of the Symposium and enrol here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cyber-security-education/cyber-security-leadership-2022/
Templar Executives Exhibits at CyberUK 2022
Exhibiting at CyberUK 2022 last week provided a great opportunity for Templar Executives to catch up in person with friends and colleague at the UK’s flagship Cyber Security Conference in Newport. The agenda was ambitious and the tone upbeat as keynote speakers from our security agencies highlighted how they are working together and combining defensive and offensive cyber capabilities to disrupt criminal activity on an “immense scale”.
Highlighting the current global landscape, the theme of the Conference was based on the latest National Cyber Strategy. It examined what it means to take a collaborative ‘whole-of-society’ approach to Cyber Security encompassing the role of citizens, businesses of all sizes, academia, NGOs, local and devolved governments, and how we must all work together to raise UK Cyber resilience. We are excited to be supporting the UK National agenda with some of our newest and latest initiatives such as the ‘Cyber Centre of Excellence for Africa’ based in Morocco and our joint Conference on 5th-6th July with Lancaster University launching our Cyber Executive MBA. Our thanks to the organisers and all who visited our stand including Juliette Wilcox, CMG, UK Cyber Security Ambassador and Lindy Cameron, CEO of the NCSC – we look forward to following up on the dialogues and, of course, the Conference next year!
UK Driving Research Collaboration with Morocco
Templar Executives and Lancaster University were delighted to conduct the first UK-Morocco workshop into research on Cyber Physical Systems on 22 February in Rabat.
Hosted by Maritemex, the opening keynote was delivered by Simon Martin, British Ambassador to Morocco, and Anass Bennani, Ministere de l’enseignement superieur (Ministry of Higher Education). This marks the beginning of a longer term partnership, referenced in the Strategic Declaration between the two nations on Cyber Physical Systems within the green agenda. Following this successful event, Templar Executives and Lancaster University are working with Maritemex to hold further engagements in country on this important area.
Launch of UK-Morocco Cyber Physical Systems Research
Templar Executives and Lancaster University are proud to hold the first UK-Morocco workshop into research on Cyber Physical Systems bringing together key stakeholders in Rabat. Sponsored by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and hosted by Marita Group, this is an important initiative in the aim to unlock the promise of renewable energy and work towards net-zero targets. Following on from discussions at COP26 in Glasgow, the workshop will instigate research on cyber physical systems that will have a fundamental impact on our planet and how our society will operate, touching every part of our lives. In this transition, there is a need to ensure that one set of vulnerabilities is not replaced with another. The development of any solutions must therefore, be accompanied by planning for security, continuity and resilience of the services offered.
Templar Executives Present at the International Security Expo
The International Security Expo was back at Olympia and was a welcome change as one of the year’s first major in person conferencing events. The event featured a Global Cyber Summit and Templar Executives were delighted to be asked to deliver a keynote session on ‘Cyber as an Enabler’. The talk was delivered by Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, followed by some great audience participation during the question-and-answer session. Topics included why staying current on the Cyber Threat Landscape is a skills game and the importance of governance and dynamic risk management for business optimisation. To find out more about how Cyber can be business enabling for your organisation, contact us.
Templar Executives Present at Africa Blockchain Week
Data centres are beginning to utilise blockchain to provide clients with new levels of security and other potential benefits. At a time when Cyber attacks are increasing exponentially, using blockchain provides an innovative and different approach to resilience and how to prevent data manipulation and fraud. At Africa’s largest blockchain event, Templar Executives CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice participated in a roundtable discussion on the Importance of Data Centres In Blockchain Network Development.
Templar Executives – Supporting the Armed Forces
Our thanks to all who serve. We are proud to be supporting Reserves Day 2021 and Armed Forces Day 2021. Recognised by the Ministry of Defence as a Silver Award Holder in their Employer Recognition scheme, Templar Executives are a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. For more information click the button below.
Templar Executives – Making a difference in Healthcare
Cyber Security in healthcare has never been more important – all patient care now relies on digital delivery. Whether that is updating patient records in primary care to complex integrated care solutions utilising CT Scans, heart monitoring and digital pharmaceutical records. We all rely on digital patient management systems. It is essential that the integrity, assurance, and availability of the vast amount of information and data in healthcare records are properly managed in a Cyber Secure manner. Read our article to discover how Templar Executives is making a difference in healthcare.
Templar Executives Sponsor The Mediterranean Maritime Forum
The Mediterranean Maritime Forum organised by the IGGS Group provides attendees with the latest updates from top experts in the maritime industry. At this year’s event held on the 23rd-24th March Templar Executives were silver sponsors. Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, and Anu Khurmi, MD Global Services, delivered a webinar highlighting Templar Executives’ maritime capabilities, including MCERT, our global maritime incident response and threat intelligence service and our Maritime Cyber Risk Assessment (MCRA) tools. The event was well attended and highly successful, reflecting the ambition of “Connecting Mediterranean and the World”. To find out more about our maritime offerings, click the button below.
Templar Executives Recognised by Department of International Trade (DIT) as a UK Exemplar Cyber Security Company for Digital Healthcare
Templar Executives has been selected as one of the UK exemplars in the Department of International Trade’s (DIT) First 100 Companies Playbook. The First 100 companies are British innovators in Digital Health who are ready to go global to promote their capabilities to overseas buyers and create business opportunities with DIT teams in 96 markets around the world. The aim is that the First 100 will reach out to those who are not just leaders in their field, but those willing to find new frontiers to make an impact in building the basis for the healthcare of the future: personalised, digital by default and truly patient centric. Templar Executives has been recognised for our pioneering Cyber Security work in digital health, in particular for our experience and expertise running the Cyber Operational Readiness Support programme for NHS Trusts. We are engaged in progressing this great initiative and showcasing the UK at its best! Find out more by clicking on the button below.
Templar Executives Support DIT’s Health Systems Strengthening Week 2021
The British Embassy, the British Embassy in Bangkok and the Department of International Trade (DIT) played host to the International Health Systems Strengthening Week 2021. Templar Executives were invited to deliver a presentation on ‘Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges’ in Thailand. At a time when the Healthcare sector is digitalising at pace, collaboration and mutual learning has never been so important. Templar Executives, recognised as a UK exemplar in the DIT 100 programme, were delighted to share their experiences in delivering Cyber Security solutions and capability to UK NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers. Click the button below to find out more.
Templar Executives Exhibit at Security & Policing 2021
This year the Security and Policing Conference went virtual and Templar Executives were delighted to participate again as an exhibitor. The official Government event offered an opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, Government officials and senior decision makers, and highlight our ongoing work in the CNI sector. With threat actors and nation-states taking advantage of the rise in internet traffic since the onset of the pandemic, Cyber Security incidents also continue to rise in scale and complexity and it has never been more important to protect businesses and citizens. Click the button below to contact us for more information about our services and solutions.
Templar Executives Join the PRCA Communications Conference
The PRCA Communications Conference covered the topical discussion ‘When is a crisis not a crisis and at what point should we seek a media lawyer?’ Chris Greany from Templar Executives joined an expert panel to discuss the importance of defining a crisis, the veracity of social media claims and the potential impact on reputational damage. The webinar also addressed the dual role of search engine and social media platforms as an asset to organisational reputation as well as a liability. A key area in mitigating the risks and impacts highlighted the role of PR and Comms and the importance of preparation, training and lines to take. For more information on our PR and Comms courses, click the button below.
Templar Executives Participate in LATECH2020!
Templar Executives Contribute to VE Day
Join in International Panel on Ireland’s Role in the Global Cyber Security Arena
Visit Templar’s Virtual Cyber Academy for essential bespoke and online certified courses encompassing e-learning and trainer-led video conferencing, and unique online Executive Mentoring. As we all practice social distancing it has never been more important to upskill and follow best practices in remote/homeworking. Cyber is a dynamic landscape and all our Academy courses offer world-class training that is constantly developing and evolving to reflect the current threats and best practices. Click on the button below to find more information and dates on our latest online courses.
Join Templar Executives at Security and Policing 2020!
Templar Executives is delighted to be exhibiting at Security and Policing 2020! The event welcomes industry-leading exhibitors showcasing cutting edge technology solutions to both national and international delegates. Come and visit us at stand C27 on the 3rd-5th March in Farnborough. Ensuring national security for citizens is a critical priority for governments across the world. This conference brings together international law enforcement, security communities and suppliers to promote collaboration and address the security challenges and issues on a global scale.
The MCERT and Lampe & Schwartze launch Maritime Cyber Insurance Partnership
Today the Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) is delighted to announce an industry first for the Maritime industry. Leading insurer Lampe & Schwartze will join the MCERT’s Advisory Board and are launching their new Ship Owner’s Maritime Cyber Cover (SOMCC) covering exclusion Clause 380.
Templar Executives partners with NHS Digital to deliver Cyber Security Board Briefings to NHS Trusts
Templar Executives is delighted to have been appointed by NHS Digital to deliver Board level Cyber Security briefings to NHS Trusts across the country. This comprehensive and engaging Board training explores the leadership challenge in the area of Cyber and Data Security and is sponsored and funded by NHS Digital. The training is a timely intervention for NHS Trust Boards who, dedicated to driving improvements in patient outcomes and the ‘quality and timeliness of patient care’, are increasingly cognisant of the importance of adopting best practices in Cyber Security at the business and operational levels. To find out more about our NCSC Certified training by clicking the button below.
Templar Executives, in partnership with NHSD
Templar Executives are delighted to announce that we will be delivering Cyber Operational Readiness Support (CORS) Teams to NHSD. CORS provides expertise to the Health sector helping organisations including NHS Trusts to focus resources and increase the organisation’s Cyber Security resilience. Click the button below to find out more.
Templar Executives partners with FCO on Cyber Security skills initiative for Commonwealth countries
Templar Executives is delighted to announce its partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to develop essential Cyber Security skills amongst leading officials in the Commonwealth. This will enable them to champion and deliver against the national mandate on promoting sustainable cyber maturity and resilience, and contribute to the aims of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration.
Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion supports UK business Templar Executives
Commenting on the announcement of the partnership between Wärtsilä and Templar Executives, DIT released the following statement from Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion:
“The UK has a world-class cyber industry, and cyber exports totaling £1.5bn in 2016… Following on from the successful launch of the National Cyber Security Export Strategy, this government is determined to support UK companies to engage with a range of global organisations to encourage the adoption of international cyber security standards.”
Templar Executives Presents, in Partnership with V.Ships, at the International Seaways Crew Conference 2019 in Manila
Templar Executives partnered with V.Ships to present at the International Seaways Crew Conference 2019 from 22-24 October in Manila, Philippines. With 90% of cyber incidents attributed to human error, upskilling crew and staff is crucial in developing cyber resilience. The interactive presentation from Templar Executives’ MCERT team demonstrated how crews and vessel operators are increasingly exposed to cyber threats with a live hacking demonstration and also explained best practice guidance for developing a cyber safe environment.
Templar Executives and CYBER1 Combine Forces
Templar Executives is today announcing a new exciting partnership in the maritime sector with CYBER 1. The agreement allows both parties to join forces to offer a full suite of cyber security solutions to the market as well as NCSC Certified training courses to our customers. Click on the button below to read our full press release.
Templar Executives is announced as IRMS Approved Strategic Training Partner
IRMS and Templar Executives are delighted to announce their new strategic training partnership providing IRMS members with access to Templar Executives’ extensive range of quality NCSC Certified courses. Click on the button below to read the full article.
Templar Executives writes in the City Security magazine, about Cyber Security in the UK Maritime Sector
Read Templar Executives’ latest article in City Security’s Summer 2019 magazine about Cyber Security in the UK Maritime sector. Contributing £5bn in Gross Value Added, the Maritime sector is vitally important to the UK economy. How can we protect and safeguard this sector from the growing risk of Cyber attacks? Click on the button below to read the full article.
In conversation with Templar Executives and Wärtsilä about the Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT)
This article brings to light the business drivers that make the MCERT a compelling proposition for the maritime industry; what it seeks to achieve and why the MCERT is a game changer. Click on the button below to read the full article.
In this CEO Insight’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Templar Executives writes about the Cyber Landscape in the UK
This year’s CYBERUK 2019 conference highlighted the Government’s aim to “build a genuinely national effort – with more connections and deeper cooperation with the private sector and even closer working with our partners and allies”
Templar Executives’ latest article refers to the role of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and some of the work Templar Executives is doing across Critical National Infrastructure in Healthcare, Nuclear and Maritime. The article can be found by clicking the button below.
Templar Executives delivers keynote address at London (Re)Insurance Claims Congress – May 2019
Cyber Security for SMEs at The Business Show 2019