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Should software security be part of quality?

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Software development friends: we need to talk. Our definition of high-quality software is broken, and it has been for a while. Most likely you knew this already, but we’ve all been busy and who has the time to make things more complex?

There’s a great opportunity here, but first we need to understand what’s not working and why.


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Start where you are with software security

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It’s the start of the year again. 

The decorations have been packed away, the team has returned from a well-deserved break, and we all share in the traditional New Year’s dream that this year will be quieter. The world never looks more hopeful than it does in January.

In the spirit of capitalizing on this short-lived optimism and starting 2023 with a renewed focus, I’m asking you to join me in making a change this year.


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SafeStack closes NZ $4 million funding round led by Blackbird

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To say that 2022 has been a big year for SafeStack is to undersell it.

It’s been a year where — as a company — our values and our mission have shone. We’ve finally found peace with being a little different, and instead of fighting it, we’ve embraced it.


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Introducing SafeStack’s Student Sponsorship program for secure development

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There’s a well-accepted truth in application security: the earlier in the software development process you consider cyber security, the more influence you can have on addressing any issues found. I believe the same to be true for when we give our engineering teams access to secure development education.


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Cyber security awareness: Is your business taking fraud prevention seriously?

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It can be a shock to realize that many businesses will lose time and money to fraud at some point. Especially when many companies don’t give fraud prevention much thought at all — perhaps until it’s too late.


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Introducing SafeStack’s free plan for cyber security training

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“To protect each one of us, we must protect all of us.”

The sentiment behind these words has always existed at SafeStack. We really do believe that when it comes to cyber security, we’re all in it together — and that with the right education and support, we can all play our part in staying safer online.


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Secure development: Advanced Finding and Fixing Application Security Vulnerabilities

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You probably don’t need us to tell you that new web application security flaws are uncovered every year.

Keeping across all of them goes a long way to preparing you and your systems against abuse, and we’re excited to bring you a Secure Development course designed to help with that: Advanced Finding and Fixing Application Security Vulnerabilities. Plus, some other neat updates about our learning content.


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Cyber security awareness: Facing 21st-century cyber risks on social media

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We’re excited to announce the newest short course in our Security Awareness program. This course examines how cyber safety on social media is evolving and what actions we can take to protect ourselves and our organizations.


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Cyber security awareness: Preparing for the new financial year

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As the financial year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the previous year and plan for the next. And those plans for the new financial year may well include introducing new cyber security measures within your organization.


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Cyber security awareness: Data & cyber security for everyone, a kinda quick overview

At SafeStack, we care about all businesses, from sole traders and small businesses to big corporates and government departments, spanning many industries and countries. We want to help everyone learn about cyber security, from front-of-house staff to fully remote CEOs.


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