April 8, 2022
Secure Impact Quarterly Round Up: Q1 2022

We could not start a review of the last quarter without first acknowledging and condemning the horrific attack currently being inflicted upon Ukraine. Our thoughts and support go out to everyone affected, and we have donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their ongoing humanitarian efforts in the area.

What’s happened  

It has been a busy quarter for the Secure Impact team! In January we welcomed Ben Sandison, Senior Security Consultant, to lead our offensive team and Christopher Laird, Senior CIRT Consultant, to lead on incident response engagements. The wider team continued excelling through challenging SANS training courses this quarter, and we’re proud that we now hold 20+ GIAC accreditations! The team continue living up to our core value of ‘technical mastery’ and in turn these accreditations bolster our expertise and the high-quality cyber security services that we provide to clients. A special congratulations to David Barr, our Principal CIRT Consultant, who achieved 99% in his recent GIAC GBFA exam!  

Client feedback  

It’s always important to receive feedback, and we were delighted by a recent client testimonial:  

“We work with some of the largest companies in the UK, and we understand the impact of good partnerships. The Secure Impact team are technically excellent, easy to work with, and drive at outcomes that make a real difference for a business."

SI Defensive team  

SI’s services are geared to create real business outcomes for clients – to do more than just perform a commoditised ritual, and central to that is listening to what our clients and partners are really asking for. In the world of defensive services, this means being meticulous about the basics, from thorough understanding of legal privilege to expert witness credibility.  

We also acknowledge our responsibility to contribute and add value to the wider community, sharing key learnings and tips to help businesses level up their blue team capabilities. We are delighted to be working with global legal business DWF, co-hosting several exciting upcoming events together, including a CISO roundtable considering the uninvited legal ramifications of cyber security practices today, and a webinar discussing the top 5 mistakes businesses make when responding to an incident.

Cyber security & the community  

We recently became an official member of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), partnering with the community to help navigate the increasing cyber security risks to portfolio value in today’s digital world. We’re really looking forward to seeing some new faces and catching up with more familiar ones at a BVCA networking event, soon.

We have also really enjoyed and valued our time as part of Cyber Runway Scale cohort 2021/22. It has been a fantastic opportunity to share and learn with other innovative cyber security scale ups, and truly enthused our mission to set a new industry standard for how cyber security services are delivered. We wrapped up our time in the programme by attending and presenting at Cyber Runway Live in Manchester in March – it was great to meet so many talented and inspiring entrepreneurs trail-blazing in cyber security.  

Thought leadership

We were pleased to host our first CISO roundtable event in February, where we were joined by a group of some of the UK’s leading cyber security executives to discuss several of the pressing challenges they face today and although impossible to replay all insights, we put together a follow up report to summarise the main themes. The report can be downloaded here.  

We have published a number of blogs, case studies and e-books this quarter, and in case you missed them, they can be found here:  

Lastly, if you haven’t yet seen our new team videos, please take a look!  

 

What we’re looking forward to  

Over the next quarter we’re looking forward to:  

If you have any questions after reading our quarterly review please do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

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