WEBINAR: Is your cyber security vendor certified?

It may sound outlandish, but the truth is that it’s surprising how many cyber security vendors continue to linger in the market without the accreditation necessary. 

It’s all too rarely discussed, but it’s an important point – and on February 28, our free webinar will answer all your questions on accreditation and why so few cyber security vendors do it. 

Many will claim to align with ISO27001 or at the very least, NCSC Cyber Essentials, but aligned and certified are two very different things. 

What does this mean for their customers, and what tricks are these rogues missing?

Join Paul Maxwell, Director at Stratia Cyber, alongside Victoria Guillot, Owner of Awareness on Message and named one of the Top 30 Women of Influence in Cyber Security 2022, and Ram Sethi, Director, Cyber Spectre, for a discussion on the real meaning of digital trust, being a credible thought leader, and why accreditation is crucial for vendors keen to cement and protect their reputation and value proposition as reliable data guardians. 

Panellists will share their expertise and experience on the following themes:

  • What tools exist to support accreditation from both a vendor and customer perspective
  • The difference between vendor-specific and vendor-neutral certifications
  • Compliant versus certified – why it’s essential to distinguish the two 

Sign up for our webinar here on February 28 at 11am here


Paul Maxwell, Director Stratia Cyber

Paul is a founding Director of Stratia Cyber and an experienced Risk Management and Security Architect, highly respected for his excellent technical, communication and leadership skills, and his commitment to supporting Government and Commercial systems projects. Prior to joining the world of consultancy, Paul held roles including Sensors Engineers in the Royal Navy, Operational and Computer Network Defence Manager for MOD DII systems, Lead Security Architect at HM Coastguard, Desktop Accreditor for Top Secret systems and Security Assurance Manager for GCHQ.

Victoria Guillot, Owner, Awareness on Message

Victoria has 25 years cross-sector experience in cyber security and privacy and was named in the top 30 female Cybersecurity leaders 2022. She is a trusted advisor to CISOs and DPOs, known for her ability to drive collaboration and behaviour change by connecting and empowering teams within organisations to create and implement people-centric solutions that really make a difference.

Victoria has focused primarily on cyber security and privacy behaviour, awareness, education and training since 2014 with clients including the John Lewis Partnership, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, BlackRock, the Bank of England, and Schroders. 

Ram Sethi, Director, Cyberspectre

Ram is a digital transformation specialist with over 25 years of experience across technology services, finance and advisory. Ram helps customers navigate digital transformation holistically by creating programs for change, new business models, technology architectures and executing complex deployments.

Ram believes cyber-intelligence is critical to creating competitive advantage in the digital economy. His focus is translating the business impact of technology disruption – cost and risk impact, substitution effects, strategy and vision. He has worked with government, financial, retail, IT and telco customers globally.


Hannah Tufts, exhale global

Hannah is an independent strategic communications consultant supported by a team of freelancers, who together, specialise in cyber security awareness, as well as marketing and brand strategy for businesses in cyber security across Europe. Hannah possesses a coveted mix of technical cyber security knowledge, expertise in behaviour change, as well as 10 years+ experience in strategic marketing and communications. Hannah graduated with Consciously Digital in 2019 to enhance her expertise on the role of neuroscience in our relationship with technology, offering immersive programmes designed to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in our highly connected world. As a Non-Executive Director for Cyber Security Challenge UK, Hannah also continues to work with both the private and public sectors to encourage fresh and more diverse talent into the industry. 

Interested? Sign up here and join us on February 28 at 11am – or come back to this blog to watch at your leisure.