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Why we’ve started an apprenticeship programme

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.


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Cyber security awareness: Protect what matters with data classification

Digitisation and cloud computing mean that employees have the potential to access some of their employer’s most valuable assets — sensitive data and intellectual property. Teams need clear guidelines on what information should be most protected.


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Cyber security awareness: Ten tips to stay safe from social engineering

Sometimes called the art of human hacking, social engineering is a type of attack where people are manipulated, influenced, or deceived into giving access to sensitive data and computer networks.

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SafeStack Academy’s 2021 year in review

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.


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Cyber security awareness: What’s a password manager and why should I use one?

If you’ve been paying attention to the cyber security advice that regularly does the rounds (including from us), you’ll know “sort out your password habits!” tops the charts.

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Secure development: Finding and fixing API security vulnerabilities

2021 has been a big year of growth for us. We’ve expanded our team, as well as the number of countries our customers are in.

We never lost sight of our mission though, to bring accessible, inclusive, industry-aligned security skills to all our customers and partners.

And what a great way to wrap up the end of 2021 — by releasing our newest SafeStack Academy Secure Development course: Finding and Fixing API Security Vulnerabilities.

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Privacy awareness: Privacy is power

When we interact and transact with our customers, we often ask them to tell us about themselves. Registration forms, surveys, transaction histories — these are all ways of gathering information. When we collect and store personal information about our customers, we need to be mindful of privacy.


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Secure development: Bringing security testing into your SDLC

In our recent post about secure design, we wrote about the secure development lifecycle (SDLC) and the different components that make it up.

Security testing is one of those components. Our COO Erica and Principal Developer Advocate Christian run through some common security testing methodologies below — join us to learn what they are and how they can be most helpful.

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Cyber security awareness: A short and useful guide to social engineering

There are all sorts of different organisations in the world, doing all sorts of different work, but one thing they have in common is the humans that make up their teams.

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Cyber security awareness: Top ten training topics for your team

Cyber security is a vast and sometimes overwhelming subject, and it can be a fine line between knowing how to stay safe online and not turning yourself into a ball of worry.

No one wants that, especially not us. Fear-free cyber security is our thing, so come along while we run through how security awareness training can help you stay secure without the stress.

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