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.
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!
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.
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:
- The CISO’s guide to powerful purple teaming - collaborative Red & Blue team security strategy
- What is Log4j and why is it so important?
- The cyber security checklist for private equity executives
- Digital forensics investigation to identify breach of confidentiality by former employee
- Cyber security trends in 2022 - How is your personal information used in phishing and ransomware attacks?
- Cyber security trends in 2022 - Incident response planning
- Cyber security trends in 2022 – Supply chain attacks are rapidly increasing
- Cyber security trends in 2022 - How internal culture plays a critical role in strengthening your security posture
- Okta: What we know so far about the latest Lapsus$ supply chain attack
- Secure Impact in the press: How to wipe data from devices
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:
- Infosecurity Europe June 2022 – We’re exhibiting at the conference and SI founder James Lyne is also a key note speaker. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Hosting our second CISO roundtable in April, in collaboration with DWF.
- DTX Manchester in April – Simon McNamee, Security Technology Lead, will be discussing cyber security in the post-quantum era alongside Cyberhive.
- Hosting a webinar that discusses ‘the 5 biggest mistakes businesses make before, during and after a breach.’ You can sign up for the webinar here!
- Beginning our training series with The Cyber Helpline
- We’re recruiting! Further details about our open roles can be found here.
If you have any questions after reading our quarterly review please do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!