About SafeStack

About SafeStack

SafeStack is a community-centric online training platform that takes a flexible, people-focused approach to ongoing cyber security education at a time when it’s never been more needed.

By teaching software development teams to weave in security from idea to maintenance, as well as providing cyber security and privacy awareness training for the wider workforce, SafeStack’s training programs offer a comprehensive way of protecting people, systems, and data in an ever-changing world.

Through relevant, high-quality content created by industry experts and released regularly, SafeStack learners build and apply essential security skills and behaviors as they go. Plus, our platform’s built-in assessments and reporting mean organizations can meet compliance requirements with ease.

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Why do customers choose SafeStack?

  • Learn from anywhere, at any time with flexible, engaging online training that works around you
  • Stay up to date with relevant and emerging topics through ongoing programs and regularly released courses
  • Get high-quality, people-focused content created by cyber security and privacy industry experts
  • Meet ISO, PCI DSS, and SOC 2 compliance requirements with ease, and prove your progress with built-in assessments and reporting
  • Grow your training in line with your team, supported by programs that scale and have no minimum seat requirements
  • Take the hassle out of managing your training program and tracking team progress with our self-service platform

What our customers say about SafeStack

“Using SafeStack makes rolling out cyber security training so much easier. We know we’re getting high-quality content that’s relevant to what our team needs to know.”

“Having SafeStack’s training in place leads to a safer company, stronger security of our products and customer data, and ultimately supports Trade Me’s position as one of our country’s most trusted brands.”

“We’re a lean, forward-focused startup, and our team needs to learn practical, useful, and up-to-date cyber security information — so SafeStack’s high-quality, concise content works well for us.”

“Providing high-quality security training to our product teams is a cornerstone of our overall plan for creating a more secure product and software delivery lifecycle, and SafeStack meets our needs perfectly.”

Our leadership team

Laura Bell

Laura Bell

Founder and CEO

With 20+ years experience in software development and information security, Laura specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into fast-paced organizations of every shape and size.

Laura founded SafeStack in 2014 to support security in fast-growing organizations around the world.

She’s an experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, and has spoken at a range of events such as BlackHat USA, Velocity, and OSCON on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset.

She is also the co-author of Agile Application Security and Security for Everyone.

Erica Anderson

Erica Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Having worked in most IT and tech roles, Erica can empathize with pretty much anything.

She’s been a consultant, engineer, tester, analyst, incident responder, and teacher, and has worked with all sorts of organizations, from small New Zealand businesses to global corporations. Being based in Wellington, Erica has also done her share of work in the public sector. She knows what it feels like to try and move fast while staying secure.

Aside from work and various speaking events, Erica loves causing general chaos in the New Zealand infosec community by running events like Kiwicon, Kawaiicon, BSides Wellington, and Code Club Aotearoa.

She is also the co-author of Security for Everyone.

Jigar Patel

Jigar Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Jigar is a software engineer who has worked with teams around the world and has found home in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Having worked in development, consulting, and technical leadership roles across multiple domains for over a decade, he understands what it takes to help teams deliver good software.

Jigar loves walking, cricket, astronomy, and is an avid gamer. You’ll often find him spending time with his family.


We believe in cyber security for everyone, and working with our partners to reach more organizations helps make that a reality.

We’re looking for top-quality partners and channels to collaborate on bringing secure development, cyber security awareness, and privacy awareness skills to teams around the world.

Our referral and reselling options make it easy for SafeStack to become part of your offering and provide valuable support for organizations in your market.

Our partners