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9th September 2020
Dyfed-Powys Police teams up with Tarian Technology for Cyberwatch
Award-winning Tarian Technology, based in Buttington, near Welshpool, has teamed up with Dyfed Powys Police to prevent cyber-criminals using the Covid 19 pandemic to scam local businesses and individuals from Mid and West Wales.
The ground-breaking initiative called Cyberwatch, will feature a six-stage series of in-depth Q&A videos, filmed in a Dyfed Powys Police interview room.
Cyberwatch will help you to safeguard your organisations and staff from cyber-criminals and can advise you on how to keep your remote workers cyber safe. For example, our collective lockdown response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects how computer users can keep their own machines virus-free throughout the widespread trend of home working, as well as keeping themselves healthy. The global pandemic, caused by the Covid 19 virus, has led to millions of people from all over the world suddenly working from home, often miles away from their secured company network.
Many workers left their offices unexpectedly, overnight in late March, packing up their work laptops and mobiles to set up on their own Wi-Fi in their own homes. This left millions of workers more susceptible than ever before to modern 'cyber-crimes', such as phishing, ransomeware and fraud.
Covid 19 is a biological virus that has caused a global pandemic. It has claimed more than 40,000 lives in the UK, 400,000 lives across the world and has plunged the world's major economies into recession.
Biological viruses, in common with computer viruses, can't reproduce on their own - they need a host to help them to thrive and spread.
Most scientists believe that Covid 19 emerged from horseshoe bats and was passed on to humans, via an intermediate animal, such as an unsuspecting pangolin. Meanwhile, computer viruses were first created in laboratories in the 1940s by researchers who were interested in computer programs that could replicate themselves, in a similar way to how viruses gain control of a human body. A computer virus seeks a host, typically a file, which will allow the virus to spread and infect the next computer, and the next.
There are around 100,000 computer viruses globally and they work by destroying data, or causing permanent damage to your computer's hard drive.
Biological and computer viruses lots in common:
They are both spread by people
They are both impossible to spot with the naked eye
They both need a host to replicate in
They can both mutate to avoid detection
They can both lie dormant and undetected before causing lasting damage
For example, the Michaelangelo virus remained dormant until March 6, the birthday of the famed Renaissance artist it was named after. The virus disrupted operating systems and once a system was infected, the virus infected any floppy disk inserted into the machine, then travelled to a new machine where it would lay dormant until March 6.
Cyber-criminals are now devising Apps claiming to offer information about COVID-19 but are allowing taking or stealing personal information
Hackers are using the COVID-19 outbreak to trick victims into downloading booby-trapped documents to spread malware and ransomware, even among health centres and those who are trying to save lives.
And insurer Beazley says it has seen a 25% spike in clients being hit by ransomware in the first quarter of 2020, compared to last year.
Cyberwatch will help you to keep your businesses safe from cyber-attacks.
Watch this space:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA1gd_j6ydQ&list=PLrVOoQp5E7rY75b9AbBqBSR1bf3ZC7YpI for six, monthly Cyberwatch broadcasts by Detective Gareth Jordan, and Tarian Technology's Cyber Business Lead Dan Edmunds (Dan.Edmunds@Tarian.Tech), that will offer you invaluable, expert advice on how to protect your business.
If you are a victim of a Cyber-Crime: please contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.
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Cyberwatch's 5 Top Tips to safe and secure remote working
Ensure you have a "remote working policy" in place to instruct users on the safe and secure practices
Ensure you are using a credible VPN for users to connect into your company infrastructure
Don't assume your infrastructure is safe from cyber-attacks, just because you are not in the office - continue to monitor your networks
Have a plan in place to react to any cyber-attacks which may occur while you don't have onsite IT Security Support
Test the plan to ensure that it is suitable for your business needs and adjust accordingly
Notes to Editors
About Tarian Technology
Tarian is the Welsh word for 'shield'. Tarian Technology was founded in the Severn Valley in 2018 and is developing a suite of robust Cyber Security products and services to safeguard commercial businesses and organisations from cyber-attacks. Tarian Technology's Need2 suite of cyber-security products ensure that all aspects of company information and systems security are protected.
Tarian Technology was delighted to win the Best Use of Technology Award in the Welsh Business Awards 2020, held at Cardiff City Hall, in March.
7th April 2020
Tarian Technology shows pupils how to program robots to race each other
Playing with Lego was taken to a whole new level at Llanidloes High School when pupils were shown how to program their own robotic cars.
Tarian Technology’s Systems Engineer, Richard Jones, said: “Local businesses joined forces to demonstrate the opportunities available to young people in software design and engineering with a series of workshops at Llanidloes High School.
“I went along to support the robot-programming skills and problem-solving workshop, with the aim of teaching the pupils how to program. I showed them how they could connect all of the robot functions together to control vehicle speed and wheel rotation, by writing the program and then downloading it to the Lego vehicles.
“The Year 8 and 9 pupils - who were 12 to 13-years-old - were then able to test the programs they had made by racing their robotic cars, which had levers and wheels, across the classroom floor. They marked their measured distances with sticky tape on the floor.
“This fun exercise showed them how to program; how to think logically; how to download the program and how to test it themselves. They all did really well, I was certainly impressed and the pupils were talking about the workshops for some time afterwards.
“There was also a robotic elephant and a robotic Rubix-cube solver as project showcases.”
The workshops are promoting career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), with an emphasis on encouraging girls to consider engineering as a career.
Notes to Editors
About Tarian Technology
Tarian is the Welsh word for ‘shield’. Tarian Technology was founded in the Severn Valley in 2018 and is developing a suite of robust Cyber Security products and services to safeguard commercial businesses and organisations from cyber-attacks. Tarian Technology’s Need2 suite of cyber-security products ensure that all aspects of company information and systems security are protected.
Tarian Technology was delighted to win the Best Use of Technology Award in the Welsh Business Awards 2020, held at Cardiff City Hall, in March.
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11th March 2020
Tarian Technology scoops a Welsh Business Award
Tarian Technology is delighted to announce that it scooped an award for the Best Use of Technology at the Welsh Business Awards held at City Hall, Cardiff.
Keith Hughes, Director of Tarian Technology said: “We’re delighted to have won the Best Use of Technology category.
“We have a great team who have worked really hard for this. Through Exsel Electronics, we have a long history of protecting data and keeping lives safe in a range of areas - including the military - and this is all down to our dedicated team.
“Our spin-out commercial company, Tarian Technology, offers a cutting-edge suite of innovative NEED2 products and services, to help keep sensitive data safe and to protect businesses from sophisticated cyber-attacks.
“We would like to thank hosts, South Wales Chamber of Commerce; award sponsor Western Power Distribution, Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and everyone who contributed towards such a fabulous evening.”
Keith Hughes director of Tarian Technology, (far right), is pictured with Dan Edmunds (far left) and some members of the team.
26th February 2020
How Cyber Safe is your Business?
As we enter a new decade, major cyber-attacks which are already happening on a weekly basis, are predicted to increase in sophistication, frequency, diversity and scale; something many small and medium-sized businesses in Wales are completely unprepared for.
Our cyber experts at Tarian Technology know that some of the biggest threats facing senior managers are phishing and whaling scams.
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport, found nearly one-third of businesses (32%) and about one-fifth of charities (22%) experienced cyber-security breaches in the previous 12 months. Of these, 80% of businesses and 81% of charities experienced phishing attacks.
Phishing is a digitally-enabled fraud through social engineering, designed to lure victims to perform a wire transfer of funds. Whaling is a highly-targeted phishing attack for data, masquerading as a legitimate email, aimed at “the big fish” in your company, such as Senior Managers, Board Directors and Chief Executives.
A phishing attack involves a malicious person using social-engineering techniques to trick company employees into supplying sensitive personal or business information. A ransomware attack is delivered through a phishing communication, such as an email or a fake, branded website, urging customers to enter their credit card details.
It aims to extract a ransom from a victim by locking their files and demanding a large payment for a key to regain access.
Scary isn’t it?
Welsh Business Awards finalist, Tarian Technology, offers you software with unique encryptions to help keep your network protected at all times, if you are in the office or remote working.
Interested in finding out more?
Come and join us at the Mid Wales Business Networking Event at Welshpool Livestock Market on Tuesday, March 24 from 4pm:
5th February 2020
Tarian Technology spreads Cyber Security awareness to Schools
Philip Jones, Headteacher at Ysgol Caereinion, in Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, is pictured, (left), welcoming Dan Edmunds, Cyber Business Lead at Tarian Technology, to the school’s impressive IT department, to discuss the many benefits of joint working. This initiative helps schools to inform and attract pupils to Science, Technology & Engineering streams with fun activities and presentations.
Leading Mid Wales Cyber Security firm, Tarian Technology, are proud to be helping to develop IT careers and opportunities for learners of all ages and for the business community of Mid Wales.
As part of this initiative, the company is visiting schools in Mid Wales, to help open doors to pupils to such exciting careers as software coders, engineers and cyber experts.
Tarian Technology is part of the Exsel Group, a leading independent defence technology solutions company – providing engineering solutions, technology systems and support services to Defence and Industry where reliability, safety and protection are paramount. If you’d like a Tarian team member to drop by your school or place of work, please drop us a line or give us a call!
30th January 2020
Tarian Technology - a finalist in the Welsh Business Awards 2020
Tarian Technology is thrilled to be a finalist in the Best Use of Technology category in the Welsh Business Awards 2020.
Best of luck to all the finalists in each category.
The Tarian Technology team is looking forward to seeing you at the Awards Ceremony in Cardiff in March
The finalists for the Best Use of Technology category sponsored by Western Power Distribution are: Genesis Biosciences, Mid-Wales Housing Association, Tarian Technology, Tennis Wales Ltd
23rd January 2020
Wales’ answer to Silicon Valley in the Severn Valley – Tarian Technology
Tarian Technology welcomed Richard Harris (right), Welsh Government Senior Relationship Manager (Mid and South-West Wales), on a tour of its hi-tech headquarters in the heart of the Severn Valley, on the Wales-Shropshire border.
Mr Harris is pictured with Tarian Technology’s Managing Director, Keith Hughes at Tarian’s HQ at Buttington, near Welshpool.
Keith showcased Tarian’s innovative Need2 suite of robust Cyber Security products, services and training packages. These are now available to safeguard commercial businesses and organisations in Mid Wales and the borders, from the growing threat of Cyber-attacks.
Richard Harris was accompanied by Gareth Llewellyn, Welsh Government Relationship Manager (Mid and South-West Wales) and they chatted to Keith about Tarian Technology’s growth, recruitment needs and scope for future developments.
Keith said: “The threat from hackers is real – they can lock down your data and demand money for the key. The average cost of a data breach is £600,000 to £1.5m. No company, whatever its size, can afford to be complacent.
“Tarian’s flagship product, Need2Know™, is a robust software solution that enables local firms and organisations handling sensitive information to reduce the risk of a data breach, whether inadvertently, as a result of internal sabotage, or a targeted external attack.”
Given the phenomenal growth in cyber-security threats, and how we help to mitigate them, Tarian Technology is now seeking an Electronics Engineer to develop and maintain its expanding suite of hardware solutions.
We are looking for an Electronics Engineering graduate, with two or more years’ relevant experience in the field, who can give us the entire electronics solution; from concept through to manufacturing and production line testing.
From its base in the Severn Valley, Tarian Technology is delivering cyber-security solutions both locally in Wales and to the world beyond, leveraging the exceptional talents of local engineers to help protect data, systems and people around the world.
About Tarian Technology: Tarian is the Welsh word for ‘shield’. Tarian Technology was founded in the Severn Valley in 2018 and is developing a suite of robust Cyber Security products and services to safeguard commercial businesses and organisation from cyber-attacks.
Tarian Technology’s Need2 suite of products help to ensure that all aspects of your company’s information and systems security are protected.
For more information
Interested in Joining Tarian Technology? As a rapidly-growing organisation, Tarian is always seeking talented Electronics, Software and Security Engineers.
16th January 2020
We are recruiting - come and join the team!
Electronics Engineer vacancy at Tarian Technology
Competitive salary, depending on experience
Role: Electronics Engineer
Location: Welshpool, Mid Wales
Tarian Technology is a rapidly-expanding company set in idyllic countryside in the Severn Valley, Mid Wales, and we are seeking an Electronics Engineer to develop and maintain our expanding suite of hardware solutions.
Tarian Technology comprises a close-knit team of innovative engineers who have worked together for a number of years and the firm was born from a Defence company, with more than 50 years’ experience in that industry.
This team is now applying their knowledge and expertise to provide solutions to the commercial world. Tarian is developing a suite of robust cyber security products and services to commercial businesses and organisations from its high-tech headquarters on the Shropshire-Wales border.
Tarian is a fantastic company to work for. It has an inclusive, friendly and professional outlook. In return, Tarian offers competitive salaries, opportunities to travel, financial support for academic studies, career development and a vibrant and supportive work environment.
We are looking for an Electronics Engineer who can give us the entire electronics solution; from concept through to manufacturing and production line testing. You will be working with multi-disciplinary teams of software, systems, mechanical and production engineers, to provide electronics hardware solutions for a variety of commercial ventures.
You will need a Degree in Electronics Engineering and will preferably have two or more years’ relevant experience in the field.
You will be a key member of the team that provides:
Hardware interfaces and products for the integration of systems
Hardware products for applying security
New product lines
For an informal chat about the role please call Keith Hughes, Managing Director T: 01938 558228.
Or you can email your CV and a covering letter to: Keith.Hughes@tarian.tech.
15th May 2019
Welshpool Highschool builds towers while Tarian Technology builds bridges
Project Manager Fleur Phillips, from Welshpool software and electronic engineering company ‘Tarian Technology Limited’, spent the morning at Welshpool Highschool to help engage science students and inspire them to continue studying Physics beyond GCSE/ A Levels and show them they have real opportunities locally with those skills. In particular she was asked to help with the lack of female students opting to study Physics at A-level.
After a short presentation on her career from degree to working at Tarian Technology, Fleur then got the students into a competition to build ‘cup’ towers and see how long they could survive being shaken by a Vibration Plate; equipment used by the company to test components and products during development. The students were given 40 mins to build a free-standing tower at least 30cm high that could hold either a tennis ball or beanbag at the top of the tower. Once the towers were built the buildings were placed on the plate for 45 seconds at 80rpm after which the vibration was increased until it got to 360rpm after which they waited to see how long it took for the tower to collapse. The prizewinning tower survived 2 mins 45 seconds.
Fleur said afterwards: “As well as being great fun and an opportunity to get together with my local community, this kind of initiative is really important if we are to encourage STEM subjects as real choices for all students, especially girls, and to develop Wales as a centre of cutting-edge technology.”
16th December 2019
New Year, New Start at Tarian Technology
Tarian Technology is a rapidly-expanding company set in idyllic countryside in the Severn Valley, Mid Wales and we are seeking new candidates for 2020.
Tarian offers a suite of robust cyber security products, services and packages to commercial businesses and organisations from its high-tech headquarters on the Shropshire-Wales border.
The rural area which is home to the Red Kite, is rich in wildlife and is popular with cyclists, mountaineers, ramblers, horse riders and day trippers.
Mid Wales has close links to Snowdonia in the North, the Brecon Beacons in the South, Barmouth and Aberdovey on the coast of West Wales and to the rolling hills of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire in the East.
Sailing and kayaking are popular at Lake Vyrnwy which has an RSPB Nature Reserve, and the surrounding region is bursting with history and heritage, being host to Powis Castle, near Welshpool, Montgomery Castle ruins and Shrewsbury Castle.
Criggion Hill offers adrenaline-seekers hang gliding and paragliding while those seeking a quieter life can enjoy leisurely barge trips on Montgomeryshire Canal, walks along Offa’s Dyke and the Kerry Ridgeway or steam train journeys on the Llanfair Light Railway.
Tarian is a fantastic company to work for with an inclusive, friendly and professional outlook.
The company comprises a close-knit team of world-class scientists and engineers that have worked together for a number of years addressing some of the most pressing issues faced in the modern defence industry, who are now pitching their honed skills into the commercial world.
Tarian is seeking Electronics, Systems and Software Engineers (C++ embedded) who can create cutting-edge data security products.
In return, we offer competitive salaries, opportunities to travel, financial support for academic studies, career development and a vibrant and supportive work environment.
To find out more about us:
contact: 01938 558 228;
16th October 2018
Welshpool Defence Company Launches New Civilian Spinout
A company in Welshpool, which has been supplying the Ministry of Defence with robust electronic systems and secure software solutions for over 10 years, has now launched a spin-out company to make its expertise available to civilian customers.
Exsel Electronics has been based in Welshpool since 2007. In that time it has worked on numerous multi-million pound projects supplying equipment and services, both to the MoD directly and to many other defence industry customers such as BAE Systems and QinetiQ.
Its particular technological strengths lie in designing high-integrity electronic systems which work reliably in hostile environments while producing very few electromagnetic emissions to betray their presence; data transmission systems which are highly resistant to interference or attempts to jam them; and software applications that use advanced cryptography and blockchain technology to protect data and ensure its traceability.
The new company is called Tarian Technology, and will be offering products and services to the civilian market, both locally and internationally. Keith Hughes, Director of Tarian Technology, said
“Tarian is the Welsh word for Shield, and we’ve chosen the name to emphasise our background in providing safe, secure systems that protect people’s assets, their data and often their lives. We’re hugely excited about being able to share that expertise with a much wider customer base, and we are looking forward to
engaging with a new range of companies and a fresh set of engineering challenges.”
The company will enter the market with a number of software and hardware products that are listed on its website, www.tarian.tech, each of which make use of the experience gained on Defence work. Potential customers interested in making use of these products are encouraged to make contact. The flagship product, Need2Know™, is a software solution that will enable organisations handling sensitive data to reduce the risk of that data leaking from the organisation, whether inadvertently or as a result of internal sabotage or external attack.
The company’s service offering is suitable for companies of all sizes who have concepts for software or hardware products that they would like to see developed, but who lack the internal engineering resources to bring this about. Tarian Technology can offer the capabilities of the ready-formed multidisciplinary engineering team that it shares with Exsel Electronics to deliver electronic designs and software applications efficiently, and engineered to a very high standard. Some preliminary engagement with small companies in the region has already begun.
It is expected that the move will lead to an expansion in the size of the combined companies’ business and further employment opportunities, particularly at graduate level and above, though in due course the companies also expect to be in a position to offer apprenticeships in engineering and other technical disciplines.
In tandem with the launch of Tarian Technology, both companies have recently relocated to new premises at Buttington Cross Enterprise Park. Keith Hughes added “the new offices are of a much higher standard and will accommodate the growth in staff and facilities that we expect to see over the next few years.”
For further information please contact:
Keith Hughes (email@example.com, 07823 401840)
Tarian Technology Ltd.,
Buttington Cross Enterprise Park,