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About SafeStack

About SafeStack

Secure the software you design and build with the leading secure development training platform and meet compliance with ease. SafeStack helps organizations of all sizes to be secure by design.

SafeStack is a community-centric online training platform that takes a flexible, people-focused approach to ongoing application 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, SafeStack offers 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.

Our leadership team

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Laura Bell Main

Founder and CEO

Laura specializes in securing some of Australia and New Zealand’s fastest-growing organizations.

An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and author, Laura’s work has been profiled in MIT Tech Review and Wired, and she has been published by O’Reilly and Holloway.

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Erica Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Erica is a detail-oriented delivery specialist who can empathize with pretty much anything.

She’s worked internationally as a consultant, engineer, tester, analyst, incident responder, and trainer.

Erica is also an organizer Kawaiicon and co-author of Security for Everyone.

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Jigar Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Jigar is a problem solver, engineer, and tinkerer who has worked with teams around the world.

With a background spanning development, consulting, and technical leadership across Europe and APAC, he understands what it takes to help teams deliver good software.

Our people and culture

Our fully remote team reaches across New Zealand and Australia, and though we live in different places, we have one very important thing in common: we care a lot about making application security skills available to as many people and organizations as possible.

We’re a mix of specialists across cyber security, engineering, marketing, sales, design, learning, product, and customer experience, and we believe in learning every day and helping each other out where we can.

Our people are always our priority, and as a small team with big dreams, we know how important it is to make time for our wellbeing. To help with that, we have monthly wellness days — an extra day of paid leave for each person to do something that makes them happy — and an annual wellness allowance.

We’re proud to be a diverse team, and we’ll always look for ways to bring more empathy, empowerment, and inclusivity into security.

For profit, with purpose

At SafeStack, we believe everyone and every organization has the right to be safe and secure online.

We believe that to make this happen, we have to provide all organizations with the skills and resources they need to achieve this in a way that works for their environment.

For established companies, we provide a world-class training platform that helps them develop a secure development culture as their team grows.

We invest in those who don’t have the resources to do this by supporting smaller organizations with our Free plan, as well as by sponsoring individuals and non-profit communities.

By combining our global business with this conscious support of our wider ecosystem, SafeStack is committed to ensuring that we all improve our cyber security maturity, together.

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Our values

Create education that grows curiosity, excitement, and changes behavior.

There’s no point in learning technical skills if you don’t care enough about the problem they solve.

Be contributors, not consultants.

Reports and assessments mean little without pragmatic plans to solve the issues and an extra pair of hands to help.

Pace yourself for the marathon, don’t burn out in the sprint.

Big missions take a long time to achieve. They take time, commitment, consistency, and some tough decisions along the way.

High-quality decisions are made using science and good data.

Big problems don’t have simple solutions. Perform science: form a hypothesis, experiment, and try something. Then, review the results and see how it went.

Don’t aim to get more done; aim to have less to do.

Time is short, and we won’t win any prizes for the number of tasks done in a day. Instead, we follow the theory of constraint by focusing on the tasks that have the most impact on our goals.

It’s more important to get it right than it is to be right.

We can’t do everything right on the first go, and we sure as heck can’t do it all alone. We need to collaborate to get stuff done, and feedback is essential to collaborating effectively.

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What our customers say about SafeStack

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“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.”