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.
“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.
Like what SafeStack does, or want to get more into application security at speed? Check out our upcoming talks at events near you over the next few months.
This week SafeStack welcomes three software development apprentices to our team. This is a huge moment for our tiny company and one I’m so very humbled to be able to share.
I know I’m not the only one who feels like 2021 has somehow been the longest and shortest year of my life.
In some respects, the overwhelming presence of COVID-19 and the ongoing changes it’s brought to how we live our lives has created a sense of anxiety and stress that few of us have encountered before, let alone for an extended period.
Amongst all of this, however, this year has also been exceptional.
It’s been a massive year for SafeStack Academy, and today I’m thrilled to share that we’ve raised a seed round of $2.3m NZD to help us bring our community-centric approach to cyber security education to the world.
We’re honoured to be backed by a strategic group of New Zealand and Australian investors, led by Australian venture capital firm Jelix Ventures and including Carthona Capital, K1W1, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners’ Aspire NZ Seed Fund, and NAB Ventures.
If there is one thing I have learned in the last 18 months, it’s people are tricky. Finding them, hiring them, helping them grow… it doesn’t matter what you are trying to do, working with people is hard.