By Alchemmy’s Ian Ashenden
The Alchemmy team attended the Home Office Security & Policing event in Farnborough in March. It was the UK Government’s official global security event, hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre. It brought together leading suppliers with UK and overseas Government officials and senior decision makers from across law enforcement.
The Alchemmy stand proved extremely popular across all three days and offered our team the opportunity to showcase our work with Central Government, industry, and law enforcement partners. We discussed some of the huge challenges facing the sector, including demonstrating the security value of cyber tooling and the need to invest in the operational resilience of organisations, digital ethics and the need for operational change that builds trust and confidence with victims, communities and colleagues across law enforcement. At Alchemmy we specialise in an agile “Human-Centred” approach that delivers operational transformation and turns digital & data opportunities into tangible business benefits. We work with you, your teams, and your partnerships to embed a “Change Mindset” and bring your people with us along the transformation journey. In cyber for example, we bridge the gap between risk, incidents, tooling, security data and people to help organisations invest smartly in the right capability to unlock more value from their security investment.
Citizens are demanding greater accountability and transparency across Law Enforcement which requires significant organisational, policy and cultural change at every level. Our diverse teams of experienced Analysts, Strategists and Consultants are able to support agencies develop the strategies to ensure lasting change is delivered to the Front-Line and victims, colleagues and communities are all supported. Across both Government and CNI organisations, CISOs need to validate existing security services or new tooling against MITRE ATT&CK. Boards want to health check performance of ‘defence in depth’ technologies against the latest attack techniques. Security Operations teams need better situational awareness of how their SOC performs in the real-world because penetration testing only happens once or twice per year, is compliance-led and is difficult to scale. As a boutique cyber consultancy independent from commercial ties with product vendors, Alchemmy evaluates the performance of security tools, people and SOC playbooks to explain how to achieve better security and resilience outcomes.
Ian Ashenden said “we had an incredible three days on the Alchemmy stand, networking with leading decision makers from across the sector and showcasing some of the fantastic work we’ve delivered and how we’ve helped partners protect vulnerable people. There were some excellent speakers and contributors from across the industry, highlighting the latest technologies and policy developments. It was great to catch up with some old colleagues and also to meet some new and exciting partners.” Steph Ashby added “our ‘Human Centred’ approach really resonated, especially with front-line Officers who are at the forefront of services and who bear the brunt of the many pressures and change they are tasked to deliver. Maya Kolaska stated “there are exciting times ahead, as we continue the conversations and our work with our law enforcement partners over the coming months.”
Reach out to the Home Office & Law Enforcement team and Security & Resilience team to continue the conversation about how Human-Centred consulting can deliver value to your organisation.