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Bob’s Business nominated for the Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Awards

Peoples Choice Award

Bob’s Business are excited to announce that we have been nominated for the prestigious Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award.

Following on from our CEO's successful pitch at the University of Huddersfield in February, Melanie was selected to pitch amongst 41 other budding entrepreneurs at the Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp, held at the University of Manchester on the 13th March.

Melanie is now invited to pitch for 30 seconds at the Pitch@Palace 9.0 Final on the 25th April, taking place at the illustrious St James Palace, where an audience vote will then decide the overall winner.

Pitch@Palace was founded by The Duke of York in 2014 to promote entrepreneurship in the UK and around the world, providing entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their innovative business ideas in front of an influential audience from the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, media, and investment.

The theme for Pitch@Palace 9.0 is Data, Intelligence and The Future of Security, focusing on key areas such as CyberSecurity, The Cloud, and the Internet of Things.

Alongside the overall winner of the Pitch@Palace 9.0, the event provides all participating entrepreneurs with the opportunity to claim the People’s Choice Award, allowing entrepreneurs to promote their involvement with Pitch@Palace and raise broader awareness of their business through a public vote.

Help Bob's Business claim the People’s Choice Award and support a growing business.

Bob’s Business would be extremely grateful if you could take a minute of your time to support Melanie and the rest of the team by voting for us.

Click here to vote

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on the 25th April at the Pitch@Palace Final at the St James Palace.

GDPR Training Now Available

GDPR Now Available

We are extremely pleased to announce that our suite of GDPR Training modules are now available.

On the 25th May 2018, Data Protection is set to experience its biggest transformation to date, guiding the legislation into the modern digital era.

After months of anticipation, determination and hard work, we have developed a suite of GDPR Training modules to help provide organisations with the necessary information and understanding of the new legislation, in time for its implementation.

In keeping with Bob’s signature style, the brand new modules sit directly alongside our other award winning training modules, featuring the same cast of friendly and vibrant characters.

The GDPR can be a difficult topic to grasp and a lot of information to consume, that's why we have broken the suite down into 9 interactive and engaging modules.

Our GDPR modules include:

  • Why is GDPR So important?

  • Key definitions

  • Key Changes, Concepts and Processing Conditions

  • Key Principles

  • Privacy Impact Assessments and Security Measures

  • Data Subjects - additional rights and consent

  • Data Protection Officer

  • Fair processing

  • Data Breaches and Noncompliance

  • With the new legislation only 3 months away, organisations will need to ensure that their staff are armed with the necessary information to process, share or dispose of data securely and in line with the law. Through the use of animation and quizzes, our engaging bite size training modules will help users understand the complexities of GDPR, courtesy of our trusted quality content reviewed by Subject Matter Experts.

    The GDPR is set to affect organisations of all different shapes and sizes. By not complying with the new regulation, organisation’s can be fined up to £17 million or 4% of annual turnover.

    If you are interested in our brand new suite of GDPR Training modules, please select here to find out more.

    Founder and CEO pitches her way to Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp

    Tue 13th Feb 2018

    Pitch@Palace Event

    Melanie Oldham, founder and CEO of Bob’s Business Ltd, has successfully pitched her way to the Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp, to be held at the University of Manchester in early March.

    On the 7th February, the University of Huddersfield hosted one of the Pitch@Palace events, where entrepreneurs from around the UK pitched and showcased their innovative businesses to an expert panel of judges, all with the incentive of earning a place at the Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp.

    The expert judging panel selected three Entrepreneurs to be fast-tracked to Boot Camp; Bob’s Business, Memento and Spatialize.

    Pitch@Palace was founded in by The Duke of York in 2014 to promote entrepreneurship in the UK and around the world.

    The aim of the Pitch@Palace is to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their innovative business ideas in front of a selection of an influential audience from the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, media, and investment.

    Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEO’s, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners.

    The theme for Pitch@Palace 9.0 is Data, Intelligence and The Future of Security, focusing on key areas such as CyberSecurity, The Cloud, and the Internet of Things.

    Melanie Oldham is an advocate for raising awareness of cybersecurity in organisations and was overwhelmed to have progressed to the next stage of the process, stating “I am delighted to have been selected to go to the Boot Camp 9.0 in March, and to have the opportunity to heighten awareness of Bob’s Business, whilst gaining valuable information and support from industry experts”

    “I am extremely proud of what I have achieved, taking into consideration the quality and expertise of the other entrepreneurs that were on show. Although it was a nerve-racking experience, it is one that paid off!”

    Having founded Bob’s Business in 2007, Melanie's cybersecurity awareness training organisation has grown from a one person project, to an established industry leading business within the cybersecurity field, now employing twenty-four members of staff spread across four offices in Barnsley and Huddersfield.

    “I founded Bob’s Business to develop engaging cybersecurity training that appeals and changes behavior, I wanted to demystify the subject and make it accessible to all, rather than to be a tick-box exercise to meet compliance requirements. Having organically built a business on a passion, I’d like to take it to the next step and with the support offered by Pitch@palace push Bob’s Business to become an International Multi-million pound business.

    Following on from Melanie's successful Pitch at the University of Huddersfield, she has now been granted with the invitation to attend the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp 9.0, along with forty-one other entrepreneurs who will receive support and mentoring. All participants are asked to Pitch to a panel of Judges, who will select twelve entrepreneurs to pitch for 3 minutes at St. James’s Palace.

    Melanie further indicated “I am extremely grateful to both my team and those that voted for me, and I am sincerely looking forward to the Pitch@Palace Boot Camp taking place in March.

    “To be involved in such a prestigious event is a real pleasure and one that doesn't come around too often. Hopefully, I can go all the way to pitch for three minutes at St. James Palace at Pitch@Palace 9.0 in April!”

    Melanie will be looking to continue her success and Pitch@Palace journey, with the end goal of reaching the Pitch@Palace 9.0 final at St. James Palace and possibly being named one of the winners of Pitch@Palace 9.0 in the Audience vote or the People's Choice Award.

    Partner Day Workshops

    Mon 23rd Oct 2017

    Bob's Business is hosting a number of Partner workshops

    Bob’s Business is pleased to announce a number of workshops over the forthcoming weeks in association with our new Partners Programme.

    As part of our new Partners programme, we will be providing a training workshop showcasing to our Partners the bigger picture of our solutions, and to ensure they have the best opportunity in reselling our cyber security awareness training.

    The workshop will allow our partners, to gain an understanding on how to sell, market and deliver awareness campaigns to their clients, and ensure they are utilising the partnership to full potential.

    Our partners will gain insightful presentations from our sales, marketing and customer service teams on areas such as partner process, marketing guidance, customer service etiquette and future developments, concluded by a Q&A session, giving our partners the opportunity to meet the people they will be working alongside over the coming months.

    Since our partnership programme was introduced in early 2017, we have already had 16 different organisations within a range of industries sign up. Our partners include MSP’s Solution Providers and Resellers, Telecoms Dealers, Cloud and Hosting Providers and Consulting Organisations.

    Take a look below to see when and where our Partner Days will be taking place:

    Tuesday 14th November - 10am - 1pm
    3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, United Kingdom, HD1 3BD
    Sign up here

    Tuesday 28th November - 10am - 1pm
    Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, United Kingdom, S70 2JW
    Sign up here

    For any further information regarding any of the Partner Day’s or how you can get involved please contact us at

    Events Roundup

    Mon 2nd Oct 2017

    Bob's Business will attending a number of events over the next month

    It’s going to be a busy month for Bob’s Business! Come and visit us at one of our upcoming events to find out how we can increase staff awareness and reduce data breaches with cyber security training.

    Malvern Cyber Security & AI
    You can find Bob’s Business exhibiting at the Cyber Security & Artificial Intelligence day in Malvern on Thursday 5th October 2017.

    The conference will showcase cutting-edge developments from some of the UK's fastest growing and most advanced cyber security SMEs alongside thought provoking insights from multinational experts in the field.

    Register for free here and come and visit us at stand B04.

    Oxford Computer Group Summit, Reading
    Oxford Computer Group (OCG) will stage its annual showpiece Summit at Microsoft UK HQ in Reading on 10-11 October 2017. Delivered in partnership with Microsoft, OCG’s Identity-driven Security Summit provides an opportunity for technology and business leaders to come together with their peers and envision the future of identity management and cyber security.

    We are exhibiting and Melanie Oldham, Founder and Managing Director of Bob’s Business, will be running a seminar reinforcing the overall security by enabling and empowering users to recognise their roles and responsibilities in relation to the overall systems security, that they are critical as the one element that exists across all layers.

    With technology proving to play a crucial role in future business success, it is a must-attend event for UK businesses, universities and technology partners.

    Places at OCG’s Summit are open to all UK businesses and partners, and can be secured by registering on the Oxford Computer Group website.

    Cyber Security EU, Leeds
    Agenci are hosting their third annual cyber security conference on the 18th October, this year's focus being on GDPR.

    Melanie will be presenting on ‘How to Enable Security Awareness and Education within the Workforce’, where she will guide you through the most common barriers to security awareness and go through her top tips for overcoming these issues and creating a secure human firewall.

    You can find out more about the event and sign up on the event website here.

    DSS ITSEC, Riga
    We will be travelling over to the Baltics to take part in DSS ITSEC in Riga, Latvia on 19th October. As the largest Cyber Security Event in the Baltics, DSS ITSEC aims to cover a broad range of topics covering everything from current and future trends, modern market developments and strategies.

    Bob’s Business will be exhibiting with Founder and Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, presenting on ‘How to Enable Security Awareness and Education within the Workforce’.

    You can find out more, including details on how to attend on the DSS ITSEC website.

    ISfL Conference, London
    To finish our roundup, you can also find Melanie presenting at this year’s ISfL Conference in London on 8th November about the ‘Impacts of Business & the Actions to Mitigate Social Engineering’.

    With the rise of phishing in recent years, social engineering has been on the agenda of every information security conference. By utilising 'People, Policy and Technology', Melanie will walk through the actions your organisation must carry out to mitigate social engineering attacks and ensure the sensitive information is not comprised.

    For more information on the ISfl Conference and registration details, visit Softbox’s website.

    We’re nominated for two awards at BR Chamber Awards 2017

    Mon 25th Sep 2017

    Bob's Business is nominated for two BR Awards

    We are delighted to announce that Bob’s Business has been shortlisted for this year’s BR Chamber Awards.

    Bob’s Business is up for for the Business Growth and Skills Development Awards with the winners being announced on 13th October at a Ceremony at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

    Brook Corporate Developments Business Growth Award recognises a business which, through outstanding vision and leadership, has achieved significant and sustained growth or development.

    The Rotherham Together Partnership Skills Development award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate excellence in its approach towards developing the skills of its workforce. This eventually leads to an overall positive impact on the individual as well as the employing business.

    With an award win at the beginning of the year for our phishing simulation campaign, Think Before You Click, as well as nominations in the Tech Leaders Awards, Cyber Security Awards and ISLA Awards, the two shortlistings for the BR Awards cap off a strong year for Bob’s Business.

    Founder and Managing Director shortlisted for Tech Leaders Awards

    Fri 25th Aug 2017

    Bob's Managing Director is a Security Leader of the Year

    Managing Director and Founder at Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, an industry leading cyber security training and innovative phishing simulation provider, is shortlisted in this year’s Tech Leaders Awards in the prestigious Security Leader of the Year category.

    With over 300 entries in total, Melanie has proven that she is one of the most forward thinking and valuable individuals in the tech industry.

    Founded in 2007, Bob’s Business has grown from a one person project to an established industry leading organisation in cyber security field with 20 members of staff spread across two offices in Barnsley and Huddersfield.

    Melanie Oldham said: “It's a privilege to be nominated among such highly esteemed individuals in the industry.

    “Bob’s Business was founded to develop engaging cyber security training that appeals to the user, rather than to be a tickbox exercise, by using short animated modules that remove all the dry language and demystifies the subject, making it accessible to all.

    “As business leaders, we have a duty to push our sector forward by making it relatable to those outside the industry and this has been the ethos of Bob’s Business since day one.”

    Melanie added, “Bob’s Business currently educates around 210,000 users, a figure that is rising rapidly each year, on basic information security and by founding the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster I am able to invite regional businesses along to educate them on keep their customer’s data secure.”

    Melanie Oldham is shortlisted among the some of the industry’s most respected security leaders from McAfee, BT and HMRC.

    Melanie continues, “To be among leaders from respected institutions is an honour - Bob’s Business might be a small business, but we’ve seen growth upwards of 300% over the past three years.”

    Tech Leaders Awards is a flagship awards programme for the UK’s thriving IT industry, bringing together the highest achievers to honour excellence in tech leadership and showcase the powerful contributions of technology and innovation in today’s economy.

    Ben Rossi, editorial director at Vitesse Media, said: "The amazing attributes demonstrated in the more than 300 nominations we received show Britain is truly at the heart of digital innovation today.

    “We look forward to announcing the winners on what will be an exciting evening for the tech industry next month.”

    The winners will be announced at a special gala ceremony at London’s Radisson Portman Blu Hotel on 14 September, as the industry comes together to recognise tech leadership, excellence and innovation, and to celebrate technology’s growing importance to every successful organisation in the UK.

    Bob’s Business Managing Director nominated for an ISLA Award

    Fri 11th Aug 2017

    Managing Director Melanie Oldham is nominated for Senior Information Security Professional

    We are pleased to announce that Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham has been nominated for the ISLA award 2017.

    Melanie’s “outstanding contribution and achievements” within the sector are recognised with a nomination in the Senior Information Security Professional category.

    The ISLA recognise the information security and management professionals that “go the extra mile to enhance security”.

    Melanie Oldham: “It’s an honour to be nominated in the Senior Information Security Professional category.

    “Being up for an award that reflects the work and dedication I have given to further the Industry is an honour.

    “Information security is becoming more vital as each month passes as seen by the recent breaches at the NHS and DLA Piper.

    “The industry is growing at a staggering rate, but it still requires more attention from businesses across the globe.”
    Melanie Oldham recognition by ISLA follows her recent nomination at the Tech Leaders Award for 'Security Leader of the Year'.

    This award is in recognition of the highest achievers who continuously prove their excellency in tech leadership.

    Think Before You Click (TBYC), Bob’s Business’ phishing simulation campaign won the Outstanding Security Professional Awards for Outstanding Security Training Initiative back in March.

    Bob’s Business has grown rapidly over the past 12 months. This resulted in the business expanding in Huddersfield with the development of a new sales team based in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and the hiring of four new members of staff in the process.

    Finalists for the ISLA award will be announced at the award ceremony at (ISC)² Secure Summit UK in London on Tuesday, 12th December 2017. For more detail visit here.

    We’re supporting Cyber Security Challenge’s Boot Camp

    Tue 18th Jul 2017

    We're hosting the Cyber Security Challenge Boot Camp Pub Quiz

    Bob’s Business will be supporting the Cyber Security Challenge Boot Camp in Bristol. We will be hosting the pub quiz to the students who attend the event. Throughout the two-day event, students will be attending talks, panel sessions as well as various challenges.

    The purpose of this event is so that students, who are interested in the cyber world, gain an insight into the industry and discover how they can take the first steps into starting their cyber security career.

    Our Managing Director and Owner of Bob’s Business; Melanie OIdham, will be sharing her experience and thoughts on Cyber security. The knowledge that the students should inherit will be very beneficial as well as informative if they are looking to make their mark in the cyber security environment.

    Melanie Oldham said: “We are committed to invest in young talents and identify those who have the skill, to have their say in the cyber security community.

    “The focus is towards the young generation and keeping them aware and educated on the risks that the internet can have on them”.

    Bob’s Business will be hosting a cyber security quiz on the Thursday night which will test the brains of the University students.

    It is predicted, by 2020, 4 billion people will have access to the internet and will be online which creates more vulnerable areas for businesses to cover. It also means keeping the training consistent and implemented from small businesses to large global organisations.

    So while they are young and still learning, we want to inform them of the issues regarding cyber crime and provide methods as well as solutions on how to avoid potential threats.

    Follow our Twitter account for updates.

    Become a Bob’s Business Partner

    Tue 4th Jul 2017

    Become a Bob's Business partner and resell our cyber security training solutions.

    We are happy to announce the launch of our brand new Partner Programme.

    We created the programme with the aim of developing closer relationships with those organisations that wish to resell, recommend or integrate Bob’s Business cyber security awareness training as part of their managed security services portfolio.

    After being in beta testing for a few months, the we are opening up the Partner Portal to all resellers and MSPs that wish to work with Bob’s Business to develop secure cultures within their client base.

    Founder and Managing Director of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, said “Cyber security is all about collaboration which is why we are looking forward to collaborating with Partners thanks to our new programme.

    “Our Partner Programme will quickly add margin and value as part of each module, consulting or services sale by offering world class training to your customer base.”

    With the WannaCry and Petya ransomware infections across the global in the past month, the need to firm up defenses and prevent these kind of attacks has increased.

    Melanie Oldham said, “Humans are our best asset which is why we must engage with them and give them the education to protect us from data breaches.

    “As 95% of all data breaches are caused by human error, we want to ensure that as many organisations as possible are able to implement training to maintain a secure culture.”

    Bob’s Business is targeting some key markets with the new Partner Programme, these include Cloud and Hosting Providers, Telecoms Dealers, Consulting Organisations and MSPs Solution Providers and Resellers.

    Initial feedback from the beta testing of the new programme has been positive with those organisations that signed up.

    Melanie Oldham added: “The feedback we’ve had has been around the flexibility and simplicity surrounding the portal - allowing organisations that sign up access to important resources and tools to begin selling and promoting from the get go.”

    These resources include service definition documents, case studies, marketing collateral and demo modules so those who sign up are able to get a feel for Bob’s Business.

    To find out more about the Partner Programme, visit the Partner's page on our website.

    Leeds Beckett University Cyber Security Networking

    Mon 3rd Jul 2017

    Join us on the 6th July at Leeds Beckett University for Cyber Security Networking

    Bob’s Business is exhibiting in Leeds at the Cyber Security Networking Event on the 6th July.

    An expert panel of speakers will be discussing and dissecting the biggest issues in the cyber security world at the Leeds Beckett University Cyber Security Networking Event on Thursday 6th July.

    Along with the opportunities that the digital age has brought us, are vulnerabilities which cyber security aims to address.

    The event will explore the benefits of greater 'cyber resilience', expanding on the challenges related to defending legacy systems, and what strategies smaller companies can adopt to protect themselves.

    The hosts hope to bring together businesses who are looking for more information on cyber security, and there will be talks from Cyber Security professionals from the NHS, Leeds Beckett University and the CiSP.

    Register for free and come and have a chat with us about all things cyber security related and how our award winning solutions can help your organisation.

    You can register for free here.

    Boost Your Knowledge on the Natwest Boost Tour

    Mon 19th Jun 2017

    Boost your business with Bob's Business on 29th June

    Bob’s Business will be on hand to Boost Your Business as Natwest bring their Boost Tour bus to the 3m Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield.

    Natwest has invited Bob’s Business to join them to assist your Business in a way that goes beyond traditional business banking.

    Join Bob’s Business on 29th June at 10:30 to hear about the impacts of social engineering on businesses and actions to mitigate against these threats.

    Hosted by Natwest’s local Business Growth Enabler and joined by local experts, you will be able to receive free, impartial advice via workshops & Seminars and also on a one to one basis.

    Finding out more on topics ranging from Getting Set for Success, Cybercrime awareness to Making Tax Digital & Digital Marketing and more. By parking on high streets, town squares & at Business shows, the #NatWestBoostBus will be on tour around the country!

    Hop on board and grab a coffee any time between 10am & 4 pm and stay on as long as you like to get the support and guidance you need to boost your Business.

    Register your attendance here.

    Join us at Yorkshire and Humber Business Protect - Social Engineering Cyber Attacks

    Mon 19th Jun 2017

    Discover more about the social engineering threats to your business

    Bob’s Business will be attending the Yorkshire and Humber Business Protect - Social Engineering Cyber Attacks conference hosted by Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

    With the rise in social engineering attacks throughout the country, Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, will be speaking about the impact on business and actions to mitigate social engineering attacks.

    The event is focusing on key cyber social engineering delivery methods. Attendance will provide awareness of these types of attack which IT security software cannot entirely eliminate, due to the human factor being intrinsic to their success.

    Cyber-crime is a growing threat to UK public, business and government with claims for data breaches by business being made at a rate of more than one per day as reported by the CFC. The Federation of Small Businesses reported the cost of attacks was around £5.26 billion to the UK economy.

    The audience will be made up of small, medium enterprises from around the Yorkshire and Humber region, law enforcement, Police partners and industry and academic partners.

    For more information visit here.

    Visit us at the ISACA Northern Chapter Event in Manchester

    Thu 15th Jun 2017

    Chat to us about our world class solutions

    Bob’s Business will be attending the ISACA Northern England Chapter event in Manchester on 28th June.

    Our team will be on hand to discuss our award winning solutions that could revolutionise your organisation by developing a secure culture

    Stop by our stand to play the cyber security card game that took Infosecurity Europe 2017 by storm, Bob Business Top Trumps.

    Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club will host a range of information security speakers providing engaging presentation on some of the most important issues in the sector.

    The ISACA Northern England Chapter boasts a membership of approximately 700 members, representing a range of organisations, and whose roles split predominantly across the four principal disciplines of IT Assurance (Audit), Information Security, IT Governance and IT Risk Management.

    To find out more about the ISACA visit the website.

    Bob’s Business will be at Infosecurity Europe

    Tue 30th May 2017

    Join us at Infosecurity Europe 2017 in London

    Visit Bob’s Business at Stand A55 at this year’s Infosecurity Europe in London, 6th - 8th June.

    Stop by to have a go at our infamous Detect Damien game, where we get you to find the hidden threats to your organisation.

    Not only that, we will put your cyber security skills to the test and see if you are the cyber security masters you think you are with our new Bob Trumps card game. Only the true masters will be put forward to our competition to win a new iPad.

    You can chat to members of the Bob team about our award winning solutions and our GDPR modules which will be launched towards the end of the year.

    There will be chances on Tuesday (3pm), Wednesday (11.30am and 3pm) and Thursday (11am) to catch our Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, speak about How you can engage your employees when it comes to your awareness campaigns.

    Why not register for your free delegate pass today and pop along to Stand A55 and kick start the long term behavioural change to your organisation.

    Bob’s Business gains Cyber Security Awards nomination

    Fri 19th May 2017

    Think Before You Click is nominated in the Cyber Security Awards 2017

    Bob’s Business Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the Innovative Product of the Year - Cloud Based for the 2017 Cyber Security Awards.

    The Barnsley based cyber security awareness training provider has been nominated for their innovative phishing awareness solution, Think Before You Click, which also won Outstanding Security Training Initiative at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards in March.

    Think Before You Click aims to teach staff how to spot phishing emails in their inbox through a fresh approach to learning.

    Melanie Oldham, Managing Director of Bob’s Business said: “We are immensely proud to be amongst the fantastic nominees for Innovative Product of the Year - Cloud Based as it proves just how important our work is to others.

    “Education and reinforcement is at the heart of Think Before You Click rather than punishment as both the victim’s and attacker’s perspectives are highlighted so users gain a well-rounded basic knowledge on the topic.

    “Think Before You Click utilises communication between the IT department and staff to develop trust and an interest in phishing prior to training and assessment as staff become much more engaged in the training.”

    The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014, to reward the best individuals, teams and companies within the cyber security industry.

    Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories. The Cyber Security Awards team, reviews the industry, looking for the best possible applicants.

    The Cyber Security Awards encourage all those, who are committed to progressing the industry, to apply.

    Organizations and people from all over the world are eligible to submit applications including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups as long as they have a presence within the United Kingdom.

    The winners will be announced at the Cyber Security Awards dinner and presentation at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 29th June 2017.

    Awards judge Karla Jobling said “There were more applicants this year than ever before and to be selected as a finalist is a great achievement.

    “The Cyber Security Awards really focus on success and innovation, and we look for those who have passion, for what they are achieving within Cyber Security. I am excited to celebrate with all finalists in June, and announce those that judges feel are deserving winners.”

    Join us at CSP:17 in York

    Fri 12th May 2017

    Bob's Business is exhibiting at CSP:17 in York

    Bob's Business is exhibiting at this year’s CSP:17 hosted by SBL at York Racecourse on 23rd - 24th May. You can find our team at stand 40 as part of the SME showcase.

    CSP is a must-attend event for cyber security professionals, bringing together the businesses of cyber, academia, local government, health and the wider public sector, the third sector, defence, central government, blue light services and suppliers in an open, stimulating and productive collaboration.

    Managing Director, Melanie Oldham will be hosting a workshop on Think Before You Click.

    Think Before You Click is an Outstanding Security Professional Awards winner that has a proven track record of raising awareness of phishing and developing a secure culture within staff.

    Melanie will demonstrate how to make a phishing awareness campaign engaging to the end user.

    You will be reevaluating your own campaigns by highlighting the common pitfalls that many organisations fall into and offering solutions that will help staff avoid the common mistakes when it comes to Phishing.

    To find out more information about CSP:17 visit the website.

    Join us at Yorkshire Cyber Security Event and DigiCatYorks

    Tue 18th Apr 2017

    Join Bob's Business at the Yorkshire Cyber Securtiy Cluster and Digicat Yorks Event
    Join Bob’s Business at a free day of cyber security talks hosted by the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster and DigiCatYorks in Bradford on 25th April.

    Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, will be giving a presentation on how to engage with the user when it comes to phishing awareness and how to mitigate the human factor in cyber security.

    Confirmed speaker also include Simon Parkinson from University of Huddersfield and Bruno Brunskill from Trusted Management.

    Following the speakers there will be a panel session giving SMEs the opportunity to share experiences and ask questions.

    Topic areas expected to be covered during the event include:
    - Threat awareness
    - Cyber threats and new technologies i.e. IoT and blockchain
    - Mapping vulnerabilities in businesses
    - Managing risks associated with new ways of working i.e. mobile working, data in the cloud
    - Minimising the impact of an attack
    - Up-skilling employees to be cyber aware

    To register you place at this free event and the YCSC meeting that follow, visit the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster website.

    Be part of our New Partner Programme

    Wed 12th Apr 2017

    Bob's Business launches the New Partner Programme to create strong relationships with resellers and partners.
    At Bob’s Business we believe in making processes as simple as possible and after plenty of feedback from our current Resellers and Partners we’re excited to be launching our Bob’s Business’ New Partner Programme.

    We want to build a strong relationship with our Partners that enhances their skills and solutions. Whatever the size of your organisation, there’s a program perfect to assist in building your revenue streams and increasing your service portfolio.

    We'll provide the tools, support and training required to make sure our Partners can take advantage of this enormous market instantly.

    We’re flexible in our approach and we will work with you to get the most out of our shared partnership.

    Later this summer, we will be making our in-demand GDPR module available through the Partner Programme.

    Bob’s Business’ New Partners Programme is currently in the Pilot stage and will be open to a limited number of Partners and Resellers initially, but it will be launched officially on 1st July to all MSP’s, Resellers, Hosting Providers and Consulting Organisations.

    To find out more about the programme and how to register your interested visit the Partners page on our website.

    Bob’s Business is exhibiting at Crest & IISP Congress this month

    Thu 6th Apr 2017

    Bob's Business is exhibiting at CRESTCon & IISP Congress this month.

    Following on from a successful CYBERUK17, we now has it’s sights on the CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2017 which takes place on 19th April at the Royal College of Students, London where we will be one of the 30+ organisations exhibiting.

    CRESTCon & IISP Congress is a unique event that brings together leading technical and business information security professionals. Now in its fifth year, the event has become a key date in the industry calendar, attracting an impressive line-up of speakers and over 400 senior delegates.

    Find our team and chat to us about how we can create long-lasting behavioural change to your organisation with our cyber security awareness training and OSPA award winning phishing solution.

    Find out more about the Congress here including details on how to attend and the speakers present on the day.

    Bob’s Business supports Get Safe Online’s Ticket Fraud Campaign

    Mon 3rd Apr 2017

    Bob's Business supports Get Safe Online campaign

    Bob’s Business partners Get Safe Online are launching their Ticket Fraud campaign with the aim of getting the public to recognise scams when buying tickets for events.

    When buying tickets to any event, users need to be sure that the website they’re using is not only secure, but also legit.

    Our Web Woes module teaches users how to spot credible websites by checking the SSL certificate.

    SSL certificates ensure that any information transferred between you and the website is encrypted. Typically, this includes secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins.

    We support the advice given by Get Safe Online to make sure that you only buy tickets from reputable outlets such as the box office, promoter, official agent or an reputable ticket exchange site recommended by the event.

    You can follow the Get Safe Online Ticket Fraud campaign on our Twitter page or on the Get Safe Online website.

    Bob’s Business is expanding - Join our team!

    Thu 30th Mar 2017

    Bob's Business is hiring in 5 new roles
    Bob’s Business is looking for enthusiastic individuals to become part of our team in five brand-new positions as we look to expand the business further.

    Positions that we have available are ‘Data Analyst’, ‘Contract Elearning Developer’, ‘Cyber Graduate’, ‘Sales Advisor’ and ‘Software Engineer’, which is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership at Leeds Beckett University.

    To find out more details about any of these and how to apply, please follow the links below.

    Data Analyst
    Contract Elearning Developer
    Cyber Graduate
    Sales Advisor
    Software Engineer

    We would love you to join the Bob’s Business team. Good Luck!

    Think Before You Click won an OSPAs Award!

    Fri 3rd Mar 2017

    Think Before You Click won Oustanding Security Training Initiative at the OSPAs 2017

    In partnership with HMRC, Bob’s Business has won an Outstanding Security Performance Award for 'Outstanding Security Training Initiative'.

    Announced on Thursday evening at Marriott Grosvenor Square in London, Bob’s Business and HMRC fought off competition from the likes of William Hill and Kier Group in the field to win the award.

    Think Before You Click trains end-users to spot malicious emails within their inbox. This is done through a series of phishing templates that were designed to simulate phishing emails that employees may spot in their emails, an educational module and a second assessment aimed to see if the training has changed the behaviour of the user.

    Managing Director, Melanie Oldham said, “I’m so proud that our simulated phishing campaign has been recognised with such a prestigious security award.

    “The aim of Think Before You Click was to make it an educational training initiative, not a box ticking exercise as the biggest issue in cyber security is the human factor.

    “Standard phishing simulations just look for stats and don’t look to solve the problem, Think Before You Click is all about creating long lasting behavioural change.”

    The Oustanding Security Training Initiative award recognises individuals or companies that operate a successful training scheme, which promotes outstanding performance and has produced identifiable results.

    Think Before You Click, through its educational spin on phishing simulations, has a proven track record for dramatically dropping click rates and this was acknowledged by the OSPAs on Thursday night.

    We are nominated for two OSPA awards

    Mon 23rd Jan 2017

    Bob's Business is nominated for two OSPAs awards

    HM Revenue & Customs’ collaboration with Bob’s Business, a cyber security awareness training provider, has been nominated in this year’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards UK (OSPAs).

    Bob’s Business and HM Revenue & Customs has been nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Security Training Initiative’ and 'Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative' in an awards ceremony that is both independent and inclusive.

    The Yorkshire-based organisation created an innovative phishing simulation product under the name of Think Before You Click® in which end-users are trained to spot malicious emails within their inbox.

    This was done through a series of phishing templates that were designed to simulate phishing emails that employees may spot in their emails.

    Instead of punishing employees for opening the false emails and clicking on the links inside, Think Before You Click® educates the user by pointing out the mistakes they make before suggesting them to take an educational course designed to mitigate the mistakes made previously.

    Owner and Managing Director of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, said, “It’s an honour to be nominated for the Outstanding Security Performance Awards this year.

    “The campaign has proved to be a success as with each phase that was rolled out to the staff, the numbers showed that users internalise the training.”

    The Outstanding Security Performance Awards acknowledge exemplary products in the security industry from around the globe, recognising and promoting the work of individuals and organisations who achieve excellence. An opportunity to bring together security personnel and associations across a country and also, in future, provide a focal point for the security sector worldwide.

    Melanie Oldham added, “The OSPAs global outlook makes being nominated extra special as it shows the strength of the service we are providing.

    “We are immensely proud of the work we have done with HM Revenue & Customs in providing an educational and proactive phishing simulation assessment that has shown proven results and a reduction of potential phishing breaches.”

    The Outstanding Security Performance Awards are hosted on the 2nd March at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

    Bob’s Business is exhibiting at CYBERUK 2017

    Fri 10th Feb 2017

    Bob's Business exhibiting at CYBERUK Liverpool

    We are happy to announce that Bob’s Business will be exhibiting at CYBERUK 2017 at Arena & Conference Centre in Liverpool.

    We will be part of the SME Showcase at stand S9 which is designed to reflect the Government requirement that 25% of Government procurement is through SMEs.

    Held five months following the launch of the NCSC and the National Cyber Security Strategy, CYBERUK 2017 will explain the Government’s strategy for achieving a step change in UK cyber resilience.

    Located on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, the ACC is a world-class conference venue with excellent transport links. It is in close proximity to a wide range of high quality and good value hotel accommodation.

    For more information on how to attend about the speakers at the event, visit the NCSC website to book your tickets.

    E-quipment becomes a Bob’s Business reseller

    Tue 24th Jan 2017

    new reseller for information security training

    We are happy to announce that E-quipment have become a member of the Bob’s Business family as a reseller.

    Opening Bob’s Business up to the Dutch market, E-quipment will provide businesses Dutch language version of our modules for the first time, ensuring our European neighbours are secure too.

    Check out the E-quipment website here.

    We have a new module and online store!

    New Cyber Essentials module and store

    We have launched our new 'Cyber Essentials' module and eStore.

    Our new course simplifies for the accreditation process by breaking down the five main technical controls that make up the Cyber Essentials framework to prepare businesses for the examination.

    Cyber Essentials was developed in collaboration with IASME and The Friendly Nerd with the main aim of ensuring that businesses in the process of applying for the accreditation are fully compliant with the framework the scheme expects from all organisations.

    Cyber Essentials can be bought on our new eStore which will give you the chance to buy our cyber security modules individually for the first time, reducing the cost for SMEs who may not want all their staff to take every module.

    In need of some help on passwords? Stuck with information classification? Or maybe you are looking to take the ISO 27001 certification? Our new eStore ensures that you can have the modules you want when you want.

    Melanie is presenting at ESET Security Day in York

    melanie speaking at eset security day

    Managing director Melanie Oldham will be speaking at ESET’s Security Day event at National Railways Museum in York on 25th November.

    Following on from previous talks at TechTrade Yorkshire and Cyber Security Europe, Melanie will be detailing the common pitfalls that businesses face when trying to implement cyber security training within their workforce.

    ESET’s Security Day includes a series of seminars, panel discussions and exhibits. Plus, there will be a buffet lunch and onsite drinks and refreshments.

    10.00am – Registration
    10:30am – Welcome and Introduction
    10:45am – The Pitfalls of Information Security
    11:30am – Refreshment Break
    11:45am – Blessing or Curse? The Social Engineering Decision
    12:30pm – Lunch
    1:30pm – Panel Discussion
    2:30pm – Refreshment Break
    2:45pm – Protecting Your Workplace With ESET
    3:30pm – Close

    For more information about the event and how to register visit the ESET Security Day York Webpage.

    Bob’s ‘Information Security Pitfalls’ presentation at 3m Buckley Innovation Centre

    Melanie speaking at 3m Buckley in Huddersfield

    Owner and managing director Melanie Oldham is speaking at the University of Huddersfield and Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire’s event at the 3m Buckley Innovation Centre on 30th November.

    Melanie will be talking through ‘The Pitfalls of Information Security’, offering useful advice on how to avoid the common occurrences that become detrimental to businesses when aiming to educate their staff on the importance of Information Security.

    ‘Cyber Security: Addressing the Threats for your Business’ is a free-to-attend cyber security workshop with talks from academics and industry professionals.

    The continuous evolution of cyber threats poses great risks for all businesses and organisations using IT infrastructures. Cyber-crime is a multi-billion pound industry and no business can afford to ignore the threats. This workshop provides a background to the cyber-security landscape and highlights best practises which can help mitigate potential threats. Talks will be given from organisations facing cyber-security challenges, as well as from organisations providing solutions.

    Also speaking is Richard De Vere from the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster talking about ‘How the YCSC can help your business’, a cyber security group that Bob’s Business chairs.

    To register your attendance at the event and to find more information about the event, follow the link here.

    Melanie is speaking at the HD8 Business Show

    Melanie speaking at HD8 Business Show in Emley

    Managing Director, Melanie Oldham will be speaking at HD8 Business Show on 12th October at Emley Welfare Ground, the home of football team AFC Emley.

    Melanie will be walking through her ‘Top 10 Information Security Don’ts’ in a half an hour presentation that will detail the biggest pitfalls you can come across in the workspace.

    To find out more information about the HD8 Business Show, follow the link here.

    To register as a delegate for free, follow the link here

    Bob’s Business and Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster will be present at Cyber Security EU

    Melanie will be presenting at Cyber Security EU

    Owner and managing director, Melanie Oldham will be presenting at The Agenci’s Cyber Security EU event in Leeds on 18th October.

    Melanie will be joining a whole host of speakers from across the cyber security spectrum, including CISP, BSI, Universities and SMEs.

    Melanie will be presenting at 14:50 and if you have seen her speak before, you will know her presentation will be one of the highlights of the day.

    For more information about Cyber Security EU follow the link here, and for 50% discounted tickets to the event, please follow the link here.

    Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster will also be having their 11th Meeting between 4:30pm - 6pm after Cyber Security EU. The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster always welcomes new faces amongst the usual suspects, so please feel from the pop along as the YCSC meeting is a free event.

    You can sign up for the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting here.

    Bob’s Business Strives for the best Customer Support

    Mon 5th Sep 2016

    cyber security

    Bob is very proud to share client support successes and here is one from Martyn Rees at Loyalty logistics.

    “I would just like to express my thanks to Dale in customer support.”

    “Dale has been very patient, extremely helpful and professional in handling the updating and restructuring of our Bob’s Business portal.”

    “We had a ISO 27001 surveillance audit two weeks ago and I needed to ensure all our employees were up to date. Dale handled many telephone calls and emails calmly and politely – excellent customer service.”

    Bob and his team always strives to achieve the best level of customer support if you need anything at all, feel free to get in touch on 01226 447225.

    Bob’s Business gains new government accreditations

    Mon 8th Aug 2016

    We are excited to announce that Bob's Business has been accredited by Cyber Essentials and IASME after completing the self-assessment.

    These new accreditations demonstrates that we possesses the required barriers in place to successfully stop the majority of cyber attacks that could possibly target the organisation.

    Melanie Oldham, managing director of Bob’s Business, said; “Following on from our IISP and ISO/27001 accreditations that we have achieved in the past 18 months, it is fantastic that we have gained another industry standard which allows the business to position itself as a security leader.

    “Considering Bob’s Business provides modules based on cyber security, it is important that we can be seen as an organisation that practices what it preaches, which gaining the IASME and Cyber Essentials accreditations gives us.”

    Cyber Essentials is a government scheme which focuses on the five most important technical security controls that were identified by the government as those that if in place would stop the majority of cyber attacks over the past few years.

    IASME is a governance standard based on international best practice revolving around aspects such as physical security, staff awareness and data back up, all of which are core messages found in Bob’s Business’ learning modules.

    Bob’s Business is now an official supplier of G-cloud 8

    Fri 5th Aug 2016

    We are incredibly excited to announce that Bob’s Business is now an accredited G-Cloud 8 supplier certifying us as a secure supplier for the public sector.

    After weeks of hard work, we have gained a legal compilable framework which is recognised by government authorities, making it much easier to attract business from the public sector.

    Our managing director, Melanie Oldham said; “G-Cloud 8 provides us with the opportunities to compete with the large organisations when it comes to government contracts.

    “We have already proved we can work with government organisations as our largest client is in the public sector, so any opportunities we can take to expand further in governmental services we are going to jump at the chance.”

    G-Cloud was launched to break up the monopoly big IT businesses had when it came to government contracts, with the latest projection target being to make sure that 50% of all government contracts are assigned to SMEs or medium-sized businesses.

    With the inclusion of SMEs and medium-sized businesses, the government allows for IT industries to expand outside the capital as businesses who would normally be at the back of the queue for government contracts are pushed forward allowing for a more level playfield for the organisations that do not have to big budgets to spend.

    Melanie added; “It can only be a positive to see the SMEs and medium-sized businesses battling for local authority contracts on a level playfield because it means that the quality of the product succeeds over the name of the brand.

    “It will inevitably provide a boost to the industry allowing for more investment in staff to narrow the skill shortage within the IT sector.”

    Visit our the G-Cloud 8 digital marketplace to read about and purchase all of our services.

    Bob’s Business Exhibiting & Presenting at Tech Trade Event

    Wed 3rd Aug 2016

    Bob’s Business is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at TechTrade Yorkshire this year on 8th September.

    Not only this Managing Director Melanie Oldham will be doing a ‘WIFLE’ at 11:00 - 11:10 on the day in which she will be providing a 10 minute talk on her ‘Top 10 Cyber Security Tips’ that will be vital for any business wanting to secure their data.

    That’s one tip per minute, value for money we say!

    TechTrade Yorkshire is hosted at Elland Road in Leeds from 9am - 4pm and for people who have responsibility for making/influencing IT/Tech decisions in their organisation the event is completely free!

    For everyone else, the day costs £125 + VAT for a day of Seminars, talks and exhibitions.

    You can book your place here and find out more information about the event here.

    We’ll see you in September!

    Melanie Oldham talks at Italik

    Tue 12th Jul 2016

    Managing Director Melanie Oldham has been on her travels recently, presenting at many events around the country in order to educate people about Cyber Security. On the morning of Wednesday 13th July, Melanie will be presenting at Italik IT Consultants in Leeds.

    Melanie will be passing on her expertise on the human factors in information security, informing the attendees on everything down to the minutiae which could tighten up a business’ security.

    Small changes to staff behaviour in the office can avoid huge potential data breaches that risk leaving a lasting effect in a company.

    Bob’s Business passes on Cyber Security Knowledge

    Fri 8th Jul 2016

    Bob’s Business is proud to announce that on Monday 11th July, we will be taking part in a special cyber security day at Springwell Academy in Barnsley.

    Springwell Academy has invited us to pop in for the day to help pass on our cyber security knowledge to the students and their parents in order to maintain a safe online presence.

    We will be teaching the students and parents about social media security and passwords, as well as bringing along our Detect Damien game to get everyone thinking about cyber security.

    We can not wait to meet all the kids and parents to pass on our expertise to them as we want to make sure that everyone online is safe and secure.

    Follow our twitter account throughout the day for updates on what is happening: @BobsBusinessUK

    Melanie talking at MY Conference Wakefield

    Tue 14th Jun 2016

    Our Managing Director Melanie Oldham, will be detailing her ‘Top 10 Cyber Security Tips for Businesses’ at this year’s MY Conference Wakefield on 15th June.

    Are you unsure where to start when it comes to cyber security? Melanie’s talk will be the best place to start as she will detail the basics that every business needs to implement to begin securing a successful business.

    Melanie will be talking at 10:30am - 10:50am, so pop in and get clued up!

    For more information about MY Conference Wakefield, visit:

    Visit our stand at Infosec 16

    Tue 31st May 2016

    We will be exhibiting at this year’s Infosecurity Europe 2016 being held at the Olympia, London between 7th - 9th June.

    There are many hidden cyber security threats to an organisation, not just one. We want you to team up with Bob to find the hidden threats to his business, so come and have a chat with Bob at stand A55 where we will be giving you a chance to win a 6 months Bob’s Business subscription with our Detect Damien competition.

    The full terms & conditions of the Detect Damien competition can be found here.

    Melanie Oldham, Managing Director of Bob’s Business said; “We wanted to highlight the fact that while threats to your organisation are preventable, they aren’t always obvious and you must keep a lookout.

    “We would love it if you could come and pay us a visit at Infosecurity Europe, so you can be in with a chance of winning a subscription to our services.”

    Infosecurity Europe is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme, and over 315 exhibitors showcasing the most diverse range of products and services to 12,000 visitors.

    For more information about the event and how to attend Infosecurity Europe, visit their website here.

    Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Event

    Thu 14th Apr 2016

    As chair of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster we are pleased to announce the first annual Yorkshire Cyber Security Event will take place on the 12th May at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield.

    The event, which is free to attend, aims to offer advice, help and support to local businesses and attendees on cyber security topics as well as showcasing the cluster and its capabilities. This will be achieved through a series of engaging and fun seminars, roundtable discussions and 1:1 friendly advice with cyber security experts.

    We will have guest speakers from the cybersecurity field, the police and a leading IT security academic, providing talks, educating the attendees on important information security topics such as human errors, cloud security and the anatomy of a cyber criminal.

    As a member of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster we are aware of the vital importance of protecting data from hackers and from human error. Therefore, we are incredibly proud to be a part of this captivating business event.

    The Chair of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster and Managing Director of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, explains, “The price of data breaches, especially to SMEs, is too costly to avoid the risks anymore, which is why we are committed to educating businesses on online etiquette in this internet age.”

    The Yorkshire Cyber Security Event is a free to attend event. To confirm your attendance, please sign-up here:

    For more information on the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, check out the website here:

    Or feel free to to contact or

    See you at the Mid Yorkshire Conference!

    We are exhibiting at the MY Conference 2016 in Kirklees, on Wednesday 16th March at The John Smith's Stadium.

    It's free to attend MY Conference Kirklees as a delegate; with over 45 exhibitors, 8 speakers, 1 panel discussion and networking opportunities with hundreds of like-minded people.

    If you are at the conference, feel free to drop by our stand (Stand 28) and discuss your cyber security needs. We will be more than happy to have a chat!

    If you want more information, check out the MY Conference Kirklees here.

    You can also sign up to attend for free here.

    We hope to see you there!

    Bob gets IISP Accredited!

    We have gained IISP Accreditation on our modules!

    “The Institute is an independent not-for-profit body, ensuring standards of professionalism - for training, qualifications, operating practices and individuals. Unlike most other certifications available today, the IISP does not just accredit on learned knowledge alone. Instead, they require professionals to evidence that they have successfully performed the required skills in the real world and have a track record of delivering to the highest standards. The IISP is therefore viewed as the gold standard for information security professionals.”

    We are very happy to receive this accreditation, more proof of our commitment to professional education- Something we are very proud of!

    If you would like more information on the IISP or our modules, here are some links:
    IISP Website
    Bob’s Business products page
    Bob’s Business IISP accredited demo module

    2016 Calendar Available!

    The Bob's Business 2016 Calendar is now available! If you would like to order one (or more!) send an email to!

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    Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Meeting 4

    We will be hosting the 4th Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting at the Digital Media Centre on January 13th 2016 @ 8:30 - 10:30!

    We’re currently looking for members of the business community in Yorkshire to join us on our quest to make Yorkshire businesses the pace setters of the cyber security industry, so If you would like to work alongside us and speak at our events, highlighting your experience within the security industry or discussing key security topics; we’d love to hear from you.

    You can sign up and find more information for the event HERE

    You can contact us for more information on our contact page HERE

    Dont forget to join the LinkedIn group HERE

    YCSC Meeting 3

    We will be hosting the 3rd Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting at the Digital Media Centre on December 9th 2015 @ 11:00 - 13:00!

    We’re currently looking for members of the business community in Yorkshire to join us on our quest to make Yorkshire businesses the pace setters of the cyber security industry, so If you would like to work alongside us and speak at our events, highlighting your experience within the security industry or discussing key security topics; we’d love to hear from you.

    You can sign up and find more information for the event HERE

    You can contact us for more information on our contact page HERE

    Dont forget to join the LinkedIn group HERE

    Bob’s Business partners with Gooseberry Planet to protect children against online dangers.

    Bob has recently joined forces with Gooseberry Planet, a new and unique app which teaches children online safety through gamification. We feel this move to take on the growing gap in online safety for young people is a great advancement in our dedication to digital and online safety for organisations and employees both in the workplace and at home.

    Gooseberry Planet is a unique, new app to teach children online safety through gamification. Founded in 2014 by a mother in response to online safety for children becoming such a huge issue, with children’s internet access starting at increasingly early ages and mobile usage of social media and web services by young people continuing to rise.

    Our partnership with Gooseberry planet means that we can now offer this online safety game to clients to use with families. Not only will this aid Corporate Social Responsibility, but it will widen the whole family's understanding of cyber security, through developing security conscious children and parents. This product comprises of a children’s gaming app and a parental app to oversee the learning, furthering our commitment to ensuring safety both in the workplace and at home, and also allowing Gooseberry Planet to branch out of schools to help even more children to become safer online.

    Stella James, Managing Director of Gooseberry Planet commented:
    “Bullying, sexting, grooming and many other dangers are rife on the internet but worryingly many parents are still not in tune with the current dangers or how to best protect family and friends. Our partnership with Bob’s Business enables us to reach out with our engaging and unique app that teaches children online safety through gamification; and will help many more families learn how to remain safe when online. Parents cannot always be looking over their children’s shoulders and it’s not just about monitoring what they do; rather helping the kids learn in an interactive way how to identify and so avoid the dangers themselves.”

    More information on this new service can be found here

    We’re partnering with Friendly WiFi scheme to protect against cybercrime!

    Bob’s Business have recently joined forces with Friendly WiFi, a Government initiated scheme supporting protecting young people whilst using public WiFi. We have partnered up following our joint vision to provide a safe online environment and our commitment to reducing the effects of cyber crime.

    Friendly WiFi have chosen to partner with us because of our innovative approach to training and changing behaviours. The initiative is supported by Government and the UK’s leading WiFi providers after concerns were raised by leading child safety experts, that children and young people were being put at risk of viewing and accessing inappropriate material when using public WiFi. Friendly WiFi has been created to ensure that businesses who offer their customers public WiFi and who wish to join the scheme to become a ‘Friendly WiFi’ venue, have had their WiFi services verified by an independent body to verify that the correct filters are in place to block anyone from accessing inappropriate material.

    Working in partnership will enable both of us to support our clients with innovative solutions focussed on online safety and data protection.

    If you would like more information on the partnership or how Friendly WiFi can help you, please do get in touch!

    Malvern Cybersecurity & Big Data

    Bob’s Business are exhibiting at the Malvern Cyber Security & Big Data event, as part of the Malvern Festival of Innovation on the 9th October.

    Join us for a showcase of the latest technology and thinking from both leading multinational companies and some of the UK's specialist cyber security SMEs. If you are a business professional that wants to know more about the impact of cyber security and big data on your organisation, or if you are active in this sector and want to get up to speed with some of the latest developments, then this is a day you shouldn't miss.

    The exhibition and symposium are free for all to attend, but please register in advance as places are limited.

    Visit us at stand A7 for a chance to win a FREE cyber security awareness package for your organisation. Also up for grabs is a number of FREE simulated phishing attacks for up to 50 users, so you can gauge the current threat level that your organisation poses in the likely event of a phishing attack!

    There will also be lots of fantastic Bob merchandise up for grabs, so visit us at Stand A7 from 09:30 - 17:00, at Malvern Theatres, WR14 3HB.

    Get in touch with us or click HERE to find out more, and sign up HERE.

    Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Meeting

    We are pleased to announce that following the success of the first meeting, we will be hosting the second Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting in Leeds City Centre on Oct 20th. The meeting will be a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with others in the information security field.

    The location of the second meeting is Aspire Leeds in Leeds City Centre. The meeting will run from 5pm - 7pm in the Banker’s Draft Boardroom, provided by Stuart Barker CEO at Agenci as part of the CSE 2015 Cyber Security Conference Event.

    The meeting will be coinciding with the CSE 2015 Cyber Security Conference, and YCSC members will receive a 50% discount ticket to the full cybersecurity & cybercrime conference which will make the ticket price £50 for all day access to all the speakers including lunch and networking.
    More information can be found here.

    If you would like to join us there, you can sign up and get more info here.

    Client Group Meeting

    We're hosting our Client Group Meeting on the 8th of October in Malvern. The meeting is a great opportunity for clients to network and share campaign tips and successes.

    11:00 - Networking (30 min)
    11:30 - Introductions from BB team (10 min)
    11:40 - Client introductions (10 min)
    11:50 - Learning Platform & Learning Paths with Q+A (30 min)
    12:20 - How to get the most from your campaign (10 min)
    12:30 - Think before you click plus campaign (15 min)
    12:45 - Future developments (30 min)
    12:50 - Lunch (30 min)
    13:20 - Meeting Close

    For those unable to attend, there will be a dial in session available between 11:30 and 12:45.

    If you'd be interested in joining us there please get in touch!

    Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster

    We're so pleased to announce that in the midst of a fantastic year here, we've also been appointed manager of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster. If you're a business local to the Yorkshire area and would like to join our cluster sign-up here!

    Or contact us on 01226 447225, or email to register your interest.

    Don't forget to sign up to our YCSC LinkedIn group here!

    Infosec 2015 Competition!

    Visit us at Infosecurity Europe 2015 for a chance to win a FREE 6 months subscription to our Information Security Awareness Training for your organisation!

    All you have to do is enter your details (or post your business card) and complete our short Infosec Demo. If you are one of our 3 lucky winners, you will be able to select your own training modules and you will have full access to our comprehensive Learning Management System for 6 months! If you would like further information, don't hesitate to get in touch!

    Terms & Conditions
    *maximum 1000 user licences (licences are not reusable). There will be 3 prize draws in total. Winners will be selected at random on the 02/06/15, 03/06/15 and 04/06/15. Winners will be notified by email at the end of each day and will be followed up with a phone call on the w/c 08/06/15. If we fail to get in contact with a winner on the second attempt, a different organisation will be selected at random. Advertised as hosted solution, but the winner may opt for content only if they have an in house Learning Management System. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.

    Visit Us at Infosecurity Europe 2015!

    We will be exhibiting at Infosec, at stand A55 from 2nd - 4th June at the London Olympia and we'd love to see you there. Drop by and visit us for a chance to WIN a FREE 6 Months subscription to our Cyber Security Awareness Training for your organisation!

    Register for free here!

    ISO 27001 Audit

    Last week we completed stage two of our ISO 27001 audit, and we are officially certified! We will be using our experience to better help you, our clients make the most of your information security training packages and implement more in depth content in to our modules.

    North West Cyber Security Conference!

    We will exhibiting on the 23rd and 24th of this month in Burnley. If you would like to stop by and see us, we'd love to see you! The event is FREE to attend, just get in touch for more details.

    Bob’s Going Global!

    Bob's Business expansion has hit the headlines this week! Want to hear more? Click here.

    User Group Meeting

    On March the 11th we'll be meeting our lovely clients in London to discuss our new learning platform, so are you one of our lovely clients? Get in touch if you'd like to drop by and say Hello!

    Get Safe Online - Christmas Shopping Campaign

    Once again, Bob's Business are proud to support Get Safe Online this Christmas.

    The theme this Christmas is 'Get Protected' and will help you stay safe and secure throughout your online Christmas Shopping. Last year, almost half of everyone in the UK did over half of their Christmas Shopping online, and a fifth of us did it all online!

    Christmas is the favourite season for fraudsters, who exploit the festive season and take advantage of the fact that you're busy and preoccupied!

    But fear not! Bob has teamed up with Get Safe Online to help keep you safe and secure this Christmas!

    Visit our blog for the latest tips and info.

    Visit for more information.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all the team at Bob's Business!

    Bob’s 2015 Calendar now available

    Our brand new calendar is now available for sale over on our new learning portal. As a Christmas gift, you can receive 30% off by using the code BBCAL2015 at the checkout! To purchase the calendar please visit or give us a call on 01226 447225.

    Merry Christmas from Bob and the team!

    Be Secure this Cyber Monday!

    Today is 'Cyber Monday' which is predicted to be busiest online shopping day of the year so far! Be vigilant when entering card details and make sure that the website is legitimate and secure! Happy Christmas shopping!

    Get Safe Online Week

    This week is Get Safe Online Week, and here at Bob's Business we are proud to support this ongoing campaign for online safety! The 2014 theme is 'Don't be a victim' and there are some shocking statistics on online security breaches! Click here to find out more...

    Welcome to the Team…

    Here at Bob's Business we would like to welcome the newest member to our ever growing team! Elle is going to be our new Marketing Manager!

    Yay ....We’ve released some new modules!

    CCTV, Secure Printing and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Modules have now been published. Fancy a browse? Contact us to arrange a demo!

    Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker warning

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) has given the UK public two weeks to up their computer defences, for more information click here

    InfoSec 14

    Hi Guys! We would like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who is attending Info Sec 2014 to come visit us, we will be there from the 29th of April until the 1st of May (stand H25) and welcome any visitors who want to find out more about us, whether it be viewing one of our online demos or speaking to us in person. You may also be in with a chance of winning a fantastic piece of Bob merchandise if you come visit our stand, so do not hesitate in coming down to see us!

    Register for free right now and save £35 if you register before April 28th. Visitors who register after this period will be charged a £35 entrance fee. (Students and Under 18s are not permitted into the exhibition)

    Register here!

    Bob Supports Safer Internet Day

    Especially for Safer Internet Day, Bob has decided to display some of his favourite Information Security Modules. Register for a free demo to see what Bob has been getting up to!

    Welcome Aboard!

    We would just like to take the opportunity to welcome on board our newest clients, Pendle Borough Council & Qube Managed Services!

    Congratulations to Our MD!

    We would just like to take this opportunity to congratulate our fantastic MD on her Award at the 'Women In Business Awards' last week. We're super proud! Yay

    Don’t be in the dark about CryptoLocker

    Visit Bob's Blog to Learn More!

    Perfect Passwords Blog

    I bet you guys didn't know that Bob could blog? Click here to read his thoughts on Password Security.

    Case Study

    We can tell you're just itching to read all about how Bob helped eLinia (Now Adapt PLC) save time and money with his Awareness Training. Go on, you know you can't resist!

    Bob’s in the Good Books…

    Read all about how Bob helps charity, Employers For Childcare maintain their ISO/IEC 27001 certification here

    Case Study

    Want to read what Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has to say about Bob and the team? Click to read the gossip!

    Bob’s Ears are Burning!

    Want to hear what Cardiff City Council have to say about how Bob has helped them to create a secure culture within their organisation? Then click here... You know you want to!

    MetaCompliance User Event

    Earlier this week Managing Director, Melanie Oldham gave a presentation at the annual MetaCompliance User Event. The theme of the day was People Vs Compliance, please follow this link to read through Melanie's insightful presentation on eLearning Strategies for Information Security.

    Welcome Back

    We would just like to take this opportunity to welcome Libby back to the team!

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