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.
Continue reading SafeStack closes NZ $4 million funding round led by Blackbird
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.
Continue reading Introducing SafeStack’s Student Sponsorship program for secure development
Earlier this month, we held a special online masterclass, targeted specifically at investors and stakeholders in high growth companies. The aim of this masterclass was to share our playbook for supporting cyber security in high growth companies.
Continue reading Free online masterclass: Security for unicorn farmers
A couple of Thursdays ago, the SafeStack team spent the night celebrating. It was a strange night, really.
Six months earlier, we’d entered the iSANZ Awards, pitching ourselves as the Best Security Company of the Year and SafeStack Academy as the Best New Zealand Security Service or Product. That feels like a lifetime ago. The odd thing about awards is that once you do the hard work of submitting your entries, it’s easy to forget all about them.
Continue reading Winning an iSANZ Award and what awards mean to SafeStack
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.
Continue reading Why we’ve started an apprenticeship program
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.
Continue reading SafeStack Academy’s 2021 year in review
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.
Continue reading SafeStack Academy closes $2.3m NZD seed round
This is a big week for those of us in the application security industry. One of our iconic foundation organisations, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), reaches its 20th anniversary and that’s a time for us all to celebrate.
Continue reading 20 years of OWASP: Beyond syntax
It is my great pleasure to announce the launch of SafeStack Development Academy — online secure development training from SafeStack.
Continue reading Introducing SafeStack Development Academy
Let’s face it, 2020 has been an odd one. It’s been simultaneously the shortest and longest year of my life. I find it astonishing that we have again reached 24th August and SafeStack’s birthday.
Continue reading Six lessons from six years