About Us

Cyberis is an innovative information security consultancy which was formed in 2011. Cyberis' founders have 30 years of experience between them working in the information security industry and are able to call upon a wide range of skills and abilities.

Cyber Essentials – The Long Road to Certification

There is some confusion surrounding Cyber Essentials; what it is, why people need it and often there is a misinterpretation that Certifying Bodies are responsible for the schemes rules. Cyber Essentials is a relatively new certification. It has been mandated since October 2014 for UK government suppliers, although it is not limited to them, non-government organisations are encouraged to seek to obtain the certification.

Shutting the Door on the Attacker

There's no such thing as infallible security, and preventing every single security breach is impossible.

But when a breach does happen, the steps an organization takes next will largely determine the damage they suffer, and how the business recovers. A security team's first reaction is often to move to eject the attackers. But is that always the right strategy? Especially when it comes to advanced threats, there is a case for biding your time, and gathering intelligence.

What is Cyber Essentials?

In 2012, HM Government launched the 10 Steps to Cyber Security in an effort to make clear that risks to information should be taken as seriously as financial, regulatory, legal or operational risk. The 10 steps to Cyber Security programme provided guidance on how an organisation might approach the task of making security an integral part of their business.


NetAlerts is Cyberis’ new service which provides a concise, consistent overview of changes to your internet exposure. Understanding your exposure is a key factor in understanding the risk to your network; by detecting changes in TCP/IP port states and highlighting dangerous ports, NetAlerts can aid in the identification of insecure or misconfigured services as well as potentially malicious software.

ISSA-UK Networking / Quiz Night in Cheltenham

Cyberis is sponsoring an ISSA-UK Regional Networking Event, on Wednesday 1 June 2016, from 19:00 – 23:00, in Cheltenham.

The event is an evening of networking and a security-themed pub quiz – hosted at the current CAMRA National Pub of the Year – Sandford Park Ale House (http://www.spalehouse.co.uk).  As such, no CPEs are available, but we have a free buffet and round of drinks! 

To register for the event and full details (you do not need to be an ISSA member), please follow the link below:


The Online Extortion Trend

Over the last 12 months, ransomware has rapidly become one of the most prevalent information security threats to a vast number of organisations of any size, as well as the individual consumer. It is a highly lucrative opportunity for criminals and is claiming a growing list of victims. Indeed, at Cyberis, we have experienced a significant upward trend in incident response services and requests for our advice due to ransomware events.

PCI DSS 3.2 Arrival

Another version of PCI DSS was released by the PCI Security Standards Council on 28 April 2016 - PCI DSS v3.2. The SSC comments that the industry should expect more incremental revisions in the future, to address the changing threat and payment landscape.