May 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to our May newsletter! We’re excited to share the latest updates and insights from OSP. Let’s dive into the highlights!

Company Highlights

Hosting The UK Pavilion at GISEC Global, Dubai

UK Cyber and Tech companies return to GISEC for the first time since 2018, UK Pavilion hosted by OSP Cyber Academy. 12 UK companies exhibited at this event which offered them a gateway to the thriving landscape in the Middle East. The UK pavilion was supported by the UK Business for Business and Trade, led by the Cyber Security Ambassador Juliette Wilcox CMG and the entire British Embassy UAE team. See the full article here.

Immersive Training Launch

Our new fun and immersive team-based cyber security training experience has launched. We are incredibly excited to introduce our ‘Escape Room’ Investigative Scenario which can also be a part of corporate events.

Find out more here.

Irene Coyle‘s New Blog

The new blog, ‘Elevate Your Data Protection Game: Why Data Protection Training Matters‘ allows readers to understand the importance of Compliance, Cultivating a Culture of Security, Mitigating Risks, Building Trust, and Empowering Your Team.

Read here.

Employee Spotlight

Irene Coyle, Chief Operations Officer

This past month, Irene participated in the Let’s Talk Cyber Podcast. She discussed being Cyber Aware, the need for Cyber Education, and how Immersive Training can transform the training package.

Tommy McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer

Tommy McCarthy had the opportunity to moderate at a session at the Saudi Global CISO Summit. The session, covered strategies for cyber security in key sectors.

Upcoming Event

International Cyber Risk Symposium

Join us for to hear directly from cyber leaders and industry experts, interact and collaborate with top level delegates, and discover the latest technologies and techniques to manage threats.

Date: 4-5th September 2024

Location: Sandman Hotel, Aberdeen

Register here to secure your spot.

News & Insights

Increasing Levels of Cyber Security Training

Since 2021, the proportion of medium and large businesses running cyber security training has consistently increased. For example, it was 47% for large businesses in 2021, compared to 61% in 2022, 77% in 2023, and 80% in 2024. – NCSC, Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024

PSNI Data Breach

PSNI facing a £750k fine following spreadsheet error that exposed the personal information of its entire workforce. The data breach brought tangible fear of threat to life and was the “Perfect storm of risk and harm.” Information Commissioners Office

Organisations must do more to combat the growing threat of cyber attacks

The ICO are calling for all organisations to boost their cyber security and protect the personal information they hold, amid the growing threat of cyber attacks.  Information Commissioners Office

NCSC increases support for individuals at high-risk ahead of election

New Personal Internet Protection service provides an extra layer of security on personal devices for high-risk individuals NCSC

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Final Thoughts

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us. Stay tuned for more exciting updates next month.

Best regards, The OSP Team

Contact Us

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