About Us

HMG Cyber SecurityAcasta Ltd is a fully independent Information Assurance and Cyber Security consultancy based in the North of England. We have been helping UK Government, Finance, Healthcare, and, Law Enforcement organisations secure their business information systems since 2008.

Acasta delivers UK Government standards-based Information Assurance advice to assist public sector clients manage risks relating to the processing, storage and transmission of information – we are recognised and listed as a Cyber Security supplier to UK Government by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills. Our services ensure that customers receive qualified direction and guidance on fully meeting HMG Security Policy Framework requirements resulting in risk-managed and secure information systems.

Our Approach

Collaborative team working is at the heart of the Acasta ethic. We actively engage with key project stakeholders ensuring that projects run smoothly and that architectural and business conflicts are avoided through rigorous application of Project Management, Programme Management and Information Assurance Governance processes.

We have an established Cyber Security skills base to call upon to meet the needs of any technology led business change programme. Acasta Associates are subject matter experts within their own areas of interest and are held in high regard across the Information Security community. Our consultants have extensive expertise and knowledge of a wide range of industry sectors, and, have proven delivery experience within high profile information security programmes. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to suit all requirements, and, are strongly positioned to deliver value-for-money tailored consultancy to meet the unique demands of each customer.

Our Consultants

Rob Mason

Rob Mason is the Director of Acasta Ltd. He is a qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and CESG Certified Senior Practitioner with advanced academic qualifications and industry certifications.

Bill McKay
Associate IA Consultant

A former NHSnet/N3 Security Manager, Bill is the founder and owner of IA UK, specialising in the provision of information security consultancy across the full security life cycle.

Mark Grover
Associate IA Consultant

Former Head of Security Consultancy for the UK’s largest business outsourcer and chairman of the IISP North-East branch until 2012, Mark has extensive Cyber Security experience.

Peter Graham
Associate IA Consultant

Peter has over thirty five years of ICT experience. An independent consultant since 2000, he has delivered IA consultancy to a number of large and complex HMG and law enforcement projects.