ISLE OF MAN CYBER SECURITY

With the Riela Group headquarters based on the Isle of Man, Riela Cyber is proud to call the Island home. Operating from Douglas, the state of the art Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) works to provide cyber solutions across the Island. The Isle of Man is a renowned financial jurisdiction known for its business innovation and development. In order to support the Isle of Man’s growing economy, it is important for Manx businesses to support the Island’s National Cyber Security Strategy and work to keep the Manx company and community safe.

Isle of Man National Cyber Security Strategy

The Isle of Man Government have laid out five key priority areas of cyber security they strive to meet before 2027:

  1. Safer & Secure Citizens in Cyber Space

  2. Resilient & Responsive Digital Island

  3. Education & Skill to Support a Safe, Secure & Resilient Digital Economy

  4. Detect, Deter, Disrupt & Respond to Cyber Crime

  5. Internationally Responsible

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Riela Cyber is dedicated to working with the Government and the Manx community to help achieve their high-standard security goals before 2027. If you are a local Manx business, please contact us today to understand how we can work with you to make your operations cyber secure.

Cyber security training free for the isle of man

We are currently offering free in-person cyber security training for Isle of Man Charities, facilitated by our skilled Cyber Professionals. This offer aims to equip teams with: 

Improved Understanding

Human error is natural and all too common. To tackle risk, we must first understand industry/role-specific weaknesses that can be exploited by a cyber criminal.

Mitigation Techniques

Social engineering attacks like phishing are one of the most common types of cyber incidents for businesses on the Isle of Man. Learn what you should do with best practices to reduce your risk of falling victim.

Ransomware Drill

Ransomware is a very scary and real threat facing businesses industry-wide. We will discuss the key warning signs of a ransomware attack and how you should react in case of attack.

Isle of Man Cyber Security Events: CYBERISLE

This year CYBERISLE, the Island-wide cyber security event run by the Isle of Man’s Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA) is happening at The Comis on the 4th of October 2023.

For more information and details on how to secure your ticket, visit here. Check out our footage from CYBERISLE 2021:

Cyber Essentials For the Isle of Man

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recognised certification which has been developed to award businesses for their level of cyber security.

In partnership with the Department for Enterprise and the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA), all Isle of Man businesses have the opportunity to get ahead of this certification, with the offer of a subsidised certification covering 50% of cost, or up to £5,000 of the expenses associated with achieving a Cyber Essentials certification.

In this virtual Cyber Essentials event for Isle of Man businesses, the benefits, expenses and process of becoming certified were discussed in depth. Speakers included:

  • Matthew Roberts, Head of Group Sales, Riela Cyber
  • Alan Chambers, G-CISO & Deputy G-SIRO, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA), a department of the Isle of Man Government
  • Susan Lawlor, Grant Scheme Manager, Department for Enterprise, a department of the Isle of Man Government

Supporting the Isle of Man

Across the Riela Group, the team Riela work with various Manx charities to help make the Island a more safe and secure place to live. Here you can see our efforts from beach cleans, community work and contributions to local charities like the Foodbank and Isle of Man Live at home scheme. Well done team!

Kurt Schrauwen

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Director

Kurt Schrauwen is a Director of the Riela Group of companies which includes Riela Yachts, Riela Cyber and Riela Tech. 

Kurt brings more than 20 years of leadership experience having been an early part of the global success of Microgaming in becoming a market leader. Kurt was responsible for the commercial, contractual, and technical sales for Microgaming and with this experience will complement the company’s growth strategy.

Kurt is passionate about business optimisation and prides himself in having an intrapreneurial outlook to maximise staff potential, reduce inefficiencies as well as identifying and maturing revenue growth opportunities.

Paul Cocker

Service Delivery Coordinator

Paul Cocker joined the Riela Group in late 2021, after spending just under 20 years with his previous employer.

Paul is responsible for the Riela Tech service levels, working on both the dispatch function and SLA management. Paul carries out a variety of duties across the Network Operations Centre and works closely across the wider team to deliver professionally tailored solutions for our Riela Tech clients.

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Murat Guner

Infrastructure Engineer

Murat Guner joined the Riela Group in the Summer of 2021 as an Infrastructure Engineer.

Murat began his career in Turkey as a computer teacher for primary and secondary schools before migrating his skills into IT infrastructure. After honing his IT experiences throughout a colourful career path, Murat gained numerous qualifications which he is now excited to apply to the management of our Riela Tech infrastructure.

Andrew Clucas

Senior Network Engineer

Andy is a qualified Network Engineer with in-depth knowledge of architecting, implementing and supporting networking solutions in the SMB, Enterprise and Service Provider environments.

He has over 20 years of experience working across multiple vendor operating systems, including Cisco, Juniper, Linux and Microsoft, and has also been responsible for implementing a variety of large scale network services deployments, taking projects from design to rollout and support.

Andy also has experience of deploying and migrating a range of virtualisation technologies including VMWare, Hyper-V and KVM based systems.

Marc Dorey

Infrastructure & Managed Services Lead

Marc is our Group’s Infrastructure and Managed Services lead with over 18 years’ experience in delivering infrastructure projects across multiple industry verticals and international jurisdictions.  From projects in Aerospace and Engineering through to Banking and Insurance, from Europe, China, Africa and Australia.

This experience is matched with a varied list of certifications from leading industry vendors such as Hp, Cisco, Microsoft, Ruckus, CompTIA and more.  As a qualified technical trainer Marc is comfortably able to take complicated technical concepts and deliver them in simplistic terms to key decision makers and end users alike.

Most of Marc’s experience has been gained working for managed service providers, both large and niche and as such is able to take real world experience and blend it with industry standards to help align our service delivery with our clients values and processes.

Alexandria halsall

Marketing Executive

As a Marketing Executive, Alex is responsible for all marketing duties spanning the Riela Group.

Alex joined the Riela Group in August 2020, shortly after graduating with a Psychology degree from Nottingham Trent University.

With past work experience in content marketing, event management and web design, Alex is able to apply her creative and analytical skills into the Riela strategy.

Matthew Roberts

Head of Sales

As the Head of Group Sales at the Riela family of companies, Matthew leads the company’s sales strategy, execution, and growth.

Matthew has a successful record building trusted client relationship and delivering upon set expectations. An accomplished sales leader, he delivers a sales process that provides clients with the information and support they need to make the right decisions for their organisations and their constituents.

Matthew has significant experience within the maritime industry having previously worked across various sectors including insurance, security, satellite communications and managed IT. Matthew’s most recent experience encompasses almost 5 years spent with the leading satellite communications and managed IT provider in the maritime industry, focusing on their superyacht clientele.

Christian Goelz Riela Cyber

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Director

Christian is involved across the Riela family of companies with particular attention to the technology businesses, Cyber and Tech.

Christian gained a postgraduate Master in Finance degree at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Before joining us, Christian worked for six years at Argosy Capital, an Isle of Man-based private equity and venture capital business focusing on early-stage growth businesses. At Argosy, he focused on managing investment companies, research and financial analysis and served as a director on several boards.

ROBERT TOBIN

Riela Group Managing Director

Robert Tobin is the Managing Director of the Riela Group of Companies and is responsible in overseeing our business operations, our people and driving excellence in all we do.

Rob brings over 25 years’ of successful leadership and entrepreneurial experience across a range of industries including Family Office, corporate services, construction engineering, Superyachts, cyber security and information technology development to our Group, and to our customers.

In the past 15 years Rob has gained a prominent reputation within the Superyacht industry for his passion, integrity, innovation and achievements to date.

“Being part of an awesome, capable and forward thinking team that have a shared passion for Superyachts, people and the environment is the highlight of my career and puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step everyday”.

Peter Astell Burt

Director

Peter is an experienced technology consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the IT and cyber security industry.  Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), IT Strategy, Start-ups, Regulations, and Online Gaming. Strong consulting professional with a DPhil focused in Natural Sciences from ChristChurch, Oxford.

Tim Bliss

Tim Bliss

Founder

Tim Bliss, Managing Director of Riela Tech since the company foundation in 2015 and Director of Riela Cyber, brings over 20 years’ of successful leadership experience across a range of industries including finance and banking, software development, and manufacturing, as well as cyber security and information technology. Prior to forming the company he led the technology for Manx Financial Group PLC, where he was instrumental in business systems transformation.

“It is our hugely capable team of experts that drives our business – it is fantastic and rewarding to be able to use technology, intelligence, and great customer service to help make our clients’ business and staff progressively more efficient resilient and secure”