Wow, GDPR what a piece of work! Luckily the mind field that was GDPR was masterly manoeuvred for us by Chris in 2019. When we thought we we treading water, Chris’ straight talking insights and knowledge base on the subject helped us through with enough buoyancy to sail right through with ease. I could not fault Chris’ support and approach I would would recommend his services to any business in need of data support.
Thank you Chris. Working with you gave us reassurance that we were on the right track and helped us to pay attention to the areas which needed tightening up.
Chris is easy to get hold of, fast in responding, and clear in his communication.
Working with cyber security is a minefield but Chris helped us to navigate our company’s unique needs well, whilst building us to create a system that will work for us in years to come.
I wasn’t the main point of contact in the end, but I believe that we reached a point where we were able to complete to a certain level. We are fairly clear on how we are to move on from that point. There are many details to take care of and it’s now a matter of putting them in place and checking them off.”
I would choose to work with Chris again because of the level of professionalism he works to. It helps to create a sense of safety and stability in an area which can be very complex and confusing.
Director & Founding Partner BrightSky Community
Cybata and specifically Chris Roberts has provided the Chronos Technology Board with excellent support through a number of recent projects during 2019 and 2020. Chris’ experience was a perfect fit for us. Chris’ more than 30 years working in high-technology businesses, both large and small coupled with his broad experience working across departments such as engineering, customer service, consulting, marketing and business development ensured he was able to support us to develop our approaches to a number of different market sectors. In particular, Chris’s significant technical acumen coupled with his exemplary communication skills, allowed us to make decisive decisions to further our Corporate objectives. Recent market research and partnership search work, delivered extraordinary results in a short period of time. I recommend you contact Chris if you are looking to understand how new technology can help you grow your business.
GDPR and cyber security are essential for any business who considers their data to be of value, in addition to meeting legal requirements.
Chris’s knowledge and approach to helping companies understand the process of becoming GDPR compliant is second to none.
I would recommend giving Chris a call if you have any questions in regards to how you should be handling your business and customer data.
Dr Russell Payne
Chris Roberts at Cybata, in collaboration with Mostyn Thomas at Astrix Integrated Systems, provided invaluable support to Commonwealth Games England (CGE) with our aim of mitigating cyber risk as much as possible.
The team provided CGE with a comprehensive and detailed Cybersecurity Assessment Report. This report, written in a non-technical manner, enabled us to understand cyber threats and also provided a series of recommendations for each one. Armed with the report and Cybata’s expert assistance, CGE is now Cyber Essentials certified.
Cybata’s services also consisted of a valued presentation to the board and facilitation of a classroom Cyber Security Awareness training course which was well received by staff across the organisation. In the complex and ever-changing world of cyber security, I highly recommend you reach out to Chris and Cybata.
Chris Conway, CFO, CGE
We used the services of Cybata to support our internal training programme earlier this year.
At Atradius, as part of our Compliance Awareness Programme, we wanted to provide further training to our staff to heighten awareness regarding GDPR & Cyber Security.
One of our main objectives was to help our staff better understand how to protect Atradius, themselves and their families online, and in everyday business. We were looking for interactive sessions rather than traditional training, focusing on the challenges and threats we are faced with and how to prevent them from happening.
Chris Roberts (our contact at Cybata) after spending time understanding our business and needs, delivered excellent training keeping the trainees engaged at all times. Chris was extremely professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with at all times, nothing was too much trouble and was very happy to keep refining the training to ensure it was a success.
Personally, I would highly recommend the service and product offering by Chris Roberts at Cybata which was met with significant praise from those who undertook the training sessions.
Here are a few quotes from the attendees:
“Opened my mind to the topic, will definitely implement a number in personal and office, thank you”
“It was at an appropriate level not to technical but with a level which brought the wider context into focus”
“Well presented and maintained interest”
“Chris was great. The time was well used, the pace was good”
I recently attended immersive data protection/cyber security training organised by Chris Roberts of Cybata who helps businesses avoid data breaches which is becoming more and more a concern in the business community. This session only took a few hours out of my day and through a very practical and fun exercise working with several other businesses, we faced what can be everyday occurrences that help to highlight the potential risks we face. Clearly helping us to be more aware of the things to watch out for and things to do and not do in the way we use our technology and communicate with people. I can highly recommend this exercise if you get the opportunity to attend. (October 11, 2019).
Chris delivered an informative workshop for our students at the Cyber Academy. He was able to give them a valuable perspective from the business side of things which they found very useful, including engaging walkthroughs of various types of threat and the consequences on businesses, giving the students a context to their technical understanding of the issues. I would recommend the session for business leaders and management teams to help understand the changed world we are now operating in (31st October 2018)
I’ve worked with Chris through Age Connects Morgannwg for the past 2 years, as we developed our GDPR plans and training. Chris is a great communicator is a specialist in Cyber and Data Protection. He delivers engaging and exciting workshops that are suitable for senior managers, Boards of Directors and staff alike. Highly recommend. (July 12, 2019).
We have engaged Chris and his colleagues to support us in working towards GDPR compliance and can highly recommend them. They have a deep technical knowledge of GDPR balanced with pragmatic but insistent approach. The audit of our current position and subsequent workshop with lead managers has been hugely helpful and we will be exploring a longer term relationship (12th October 2018)
I recently worked with Cybata and Chris in particular to update our Data Protection and GDPR plan. Chris delivered update training to our core team and then worked with me to develop our action plan. Chris showed a high level of knowledge and understanding of our sector in relation to GDPR. His guidance helped us understand how we collect and manage personal data. I have no hesitation in recommending Cybata and Chris’s services in particular.
Chris recently delivered a 2 hour lecture on Data Protection, GDPR and Cyber Security to our MSc Data Science students at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The session was highly interactive and Chris demonstrated significant expertise across the subjects. Chris made the topic interesting and took time to ensure the students understood the context in which their studies will contribute to their future employability. If you want a lively, animated presenter who knows their subject, I’d highly recommend Chris.
Chris has provided training also to our staff, Board of Management and a GDPR sub group we developed in year made up of staff from across all our agencies. This has developed into Chris provided training to a number of our agencies all of which I know are extremely grateful for his support. (2nd October 2018)
Chris delivered an excellent training session which was professional, highly engaging and informative.
GDPR can be a very dry subject but Chris kept the audience entertained whilst delivering all the key principles through an easy to understand format and practical approach. The client was very satisfied. I would highly recommend his services. (12th July 2018)
Chris provided an excellent GDPR masterclass through the FSB. The content was interesting and completely relevant and I feel that I have learnt so much in just a few hours. Chris obviously knows his stuff, being able to respond to numerous questions from FSB members across a range of sectors. He had also anticipated many of the questions that were raised, addressing them in the course of his presentation. This might not appear to be the most exciting subject, but Chris made it informative and engaging. (2nd February 2018)
I attended a GDPR awareness training course led by Chris and it gave me real clarity on many areas. It was delivered in a friendly, concise manner, free from the scaremongering of many, and without jargon or technical detail that would have complicated things for a room full of non IT professionals. Recommend it to others (18th December 2017)
We recently commissioned Chris and his team to deliver a practical GDPR course for our supply chain partners. The course content was tailored for our sub-contractors and it left each with a GDPR compliance pack. The course explained the need for GDPR, how to keep data safe and how to react if personal data is breached. Feedback we received on the day included “Great Course, I didn’t think I’d learn so much in a morning”. This is high praise for what can be a very dry topic (27th November 2018)
Cybata introduces, informs and supports your enterprise in compliancy with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), protection against cyber crime and various other potential security breaches.
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