For more than 20 years, Conor Byrne and Ian Richardson have worked alongside IT teams in the healthcare, cruise & travel and retail industries to deliver technology projects, cloud strategy and application managed service. It is almost thirteen years ago now that the pair officially laid the foundations for what has come to be known as theICEway ecosystem of companies – of which CRIBB Cyber Security is an integral part. Today we look at theICEway and what it has to offer…

Over the years, theICEway has seen many changes on its path towards becoming primarily known as a specialist in healthcare and the cruise industry. Offices have opened around the world, and with a new presence in Miami it can be truly said that this local company has achieved a global reach (based in Welwyn Garden City, theICEway was literally born in a garden shed).

The core team of experts here have largely stayed the same, being joined by people from all walks of life in tandem with this expansion. There is a tangible family spirit in all of the offices that is often accompanied by a different kind of spirit on special occasions, or after a particularly intensive project has been completed! As both Conor and Ian are so often willing to admit, a company is only as strong as its people, and as a result, we all believe that ours is very strong indeed – as hopefully our recent series of remote working routine blog pieces on the ICE Technology Services website demonstrates.

theICEway ecosystem is made up of the teams at CRIBB Cyber Security, ICE Technology Services and eTestware, with each of these sub-brands specialising in different areas:

• CRIBB Cyber Security

Here at CRIBB, we place a huge emphasis on ‘Security by Design’ as an approach – which in turn means that anyone looking to ‘hop on board’ theICEway can expect the same, proactive positioning from all of our experts.

We can help with certification, consultancy – including our new DPO offering – as well as detection, maintenance and support, and we also have our popular ‘CMCA’ solution that was designed specifically for the cruise industry.

We have worked alongside The IASME Consortium for many years on Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications, and were particularly thrilled at the announcement of this year’s exclusive partnership between themselves and the NCSC – it is certainly a nice feeling knowing that your key partners are as revered by others as they are by you!

Our many services also include:

GDPR Compliance
IASME Governance Certification
PCI DSS Compliance
Technical Review Service
Information Governance Assistance
Vulnerability Scanning
Penetration Testing
Maintenance Support Services
Incident Management Assistance

It is an unfortunate fact that cyber-attacks have been growing in both variety and scale for many years, and with the COVID-19 outbreak encouraging a further increase in criminal activity, that proactive approach described above is now more important than ever before.

The experts at CRIBB Cyber Security are fully trained professionals who combine exceptional experience with unparalleled knowledge to help you take the stress away. We work alongside you and help to educate your staff, with a very simple mantra:


• ICE Technology Services

ICE has decades of experience in providing IT services, consultation and seamless, 24/7 support to all managed service clients…

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• eTestware

The team at eTestware are highly skilled in providing the best in outsourced software testing, with years of experience and a very SMART set of core values: Scalable; Manageable; Agile; Reliable; Timely…

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theICEway, the specialists
Working with your IT Teams to deliver:
Technology Projects | Cloud Strategy | Application Managed Service

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to deeply affect all of us, our teams are working remotely to stay safe. In an alternate universe, you would have been able to meet some of our team at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week, but rest assured that as soon as it is safe, we will be back amongst our friends, colleagues and peers at events in the cruise industry – not to mention being amongst those in the healthcare, wider travel and retail sectors – in the months ahead.


DPO – Data Protection Officer

CMCA – CRIBB Maritime Cyber Assurance

NCSC – National Cyber Security Council

Top Tip

Contact us here at CRIBB Cyber Security if you need help or guidance with any of the services listed above – and don’t worry if it is not listed here, our experts are extremely well-versed in strategies designed to bolster your cyber resilience…