Join BCS Notts & Derby, Leicester and CIISec E Mids as they examine the benefits and challenges of achieving Cyber Essentials for SMEs.


Tamar Everson, Arcanum Cyber Security


18:30 - Arrival and Introductions
19:00 - The Cyber Essentials scheme and the benefits of certification
19:30 - Break
19:45 - Addressing common challenges for SMEs achieving Cyber Essentials
20:00 - Questions and answers
20:30 - End


Come and hear about the benefits that the UK Government backed Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications can offer SMEs and the ways to approach the requirements which SMEs often find challenging.

There are good reasons to apply for Cyber Essentials even if you are not obligated to meet procurement or contractual requirements with certification for SMEs starting from just £300+VAT.

Many SMEs face common challenges when applying for certification; hear from a certification provider about practical approaches to deliver these requirements.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the certification provider and people who have helped their SME organisations achieve and maintain certification whilst their organisations grow.

This is an in-person event and free for everybody to attend.

About the speaker

Tamar EversonTamar Everson is a Senior Penetration Tester at Arcanum Cyber Security and has worked as a penetration tester since 2015. During this time, he has assessed the security of many systems from web and mobile applications to infrastructure and bespoke systems across a range of industries and sectors. Tamar is also a Lead Cyber Essentials Assessor, having carried out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments for both SMEs and large global enterprises.

Tamar is a certified Cyber Scheme Team Leader (Web Applications). He holds a BEng (Hons) in Digital Security, Forensics & Ethical Hacking from Glasgow Caledonian University where he established their Ethical Hacking society, and keeps active in the industry with his outreach to universities and those seeking a career in the cyber security space.

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The benefits and challenges of achieving Cyber Essentials for SMEs
Date and time
Monday 17 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Room 5, Teaching and Learning Building
NG11 8NS
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