More and more companies are recognising the importance of beefing up their cyber security.

In a recent study of manufacturing companies by Just-Food, the numbers of cybersecurity roles being offered have doubled to 1.2% over the last year. This is actually still lower than other industries, with the average percentage of job postings being about 2.8%.

Food companies are recognising the dramatic increase in ransomware attacks on businesses year after year, and the increasing importance of email, cloud and digital systems to modern manufacturing operations.

Cyber attacks are one of the top business risks that companies face in the coming years, and investing in security allows them to grow and remain resilient

Unfortunately many smaller companies are unable to invest in a full time cyber security resource. This is where bringing in a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) can be a great benefit.

A vCISO is a business resource who can come in, analyse the digital business risks, and advise on appropriate measures to address them. As a temporary resource, it is a cost-effective expert solution to identifying gaps in your cyber security strategy, allowing you to fix them and put your focus back on growing your business.


I work with small and medium enterprises to improve their security against online attack. If you are interested in discussing your security or taking steps to reduce your risk, feel free to reach out to me.