top of page

BSides Manchester 2017

BSides Manchester would not be possible without the help and support of the fantastic sponsors and supporters, so a big thank you to all our sponsors in 2016.




Platinum Sponsors

NCC Group is a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

With our knowledge, experience and global footprint, we are best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate & respond to the risks they face.

We are passionate about making the Internet safer and revolutionising the way in which organisations think about cyber security.

Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with over 35 offices across the world, NCC Group employs more than 2,000 people and is a trusted advisor to 15,000 clients worldwide.

Community Supporters

The School of Computing, Science and Engineering within the University of Salford is based at the heart of the universities main campus and at its MediaCityUK campus. With our breadth of accredited courses, award winning lecturers, research-led teaching, strong industry partnerships and commitment to producing highly employable graduates, we are a leading provider of pioneering, stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate education and research opportunities.

View our courses here:

CREST is a not for profit organisation that serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace that requires the services of a regulated professional services industry.

OWASP is a not-for-profit, open community dedicated to enabling organisations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security.

The Manchester chapter was formed in 2011 and hosts quarterly meetings featuring presentations from industry speakers.

One nothern based InfoSec Conference just isn't enough, so checkout our friends over in Sheffield with Steelcon on 15th-17th July 2016.

More info at

Titan is the name for the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and is a collaboration between the six police forces in Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales to tackle serious organised crime that crosses county borders in the region. The Cyber Crime Unit tackles Cyber Crime and Cyber-attacks, specialising in tracking down those engaged in large-scale computer fraud, identity theft as well as tackling the most serious computer hacking investigations. They also raise awareness to business, education and the general public of the potential risk and impact of Cybercrime along with simple steps which can be taken to prevent becoming a victim..

Gold Sponsors

PortSwigger Web Security is the creator of Burp Suite, the leading toolkit for web security testing. For over a decade, Burp has pushed the boundaries of web security testing tools, and is the product against which any imitator must be judged. Based in Knutsford, Cheshire, we are right on the doorstep of BSides Manchester, and we are very happy to be supporting the local infosec community.

We’re one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members. We’re the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer with more than 2,500 local, convenience and medium-sized stores. We’re also the UK’s number 1 funeral services provider, a major general insurer and a growing legal services business. As well as having clear financial and operational objectives and employing nearly 70,000 people, we’re a recognised leader for our social goals and community-led programmes.

Gotham Digital Science (GDS) is an information security consulting firm that works with clients to provide flexible and customised solutions to identify, prevent and manage security risks.  With offices in London and across the United Kingdom and United States, GDS specialises in security testing, software security and helping our clients build more secure software.

Netsparker web application security scanner automatically detects SQL Injection, Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and other vulnerabilities in all types of web applications, regardless of the technology they are built with. Netsparker is easy to use and employs a unique and dead accurate proof-based scanning technology that automatically verifies the identified vulnerabilities; so you do not have to manually verify them. Netsparker is available as desktop software and as an online scanning service and is trusted by world renowned companies such as Samsung, NASA, Microsoft, ING Bank, Skype and Ernst & Young. For more information visit our website on

Headquartered in Manchester, with offices in Boston and Frankfurt, Avecto is a global software company that specialises in privilege management. Since 2008, Avecto has enabled over 8 million users to successfully work without admin rights, allowing the world’s biggest brands to strike the balance between security and user productivity.

Avecto’s innovative and entrepreneurial culture resulted in the company being one of the fastest growing businesses in the North West in 2017 and placing in The Sunday Times “Best Small Companies to Work For” last year.

Positive Technologies is an international application security company with over 1000 customers and seven offices on four continents.  Founded on research undertaken in one of Europe’s largest specialist laboratories, our intelligent technology is capable of thinking like an attacker, predicting exploit attempts and automatically patching vulnerabilities prior to attack.  Find out more at

Cyber Strategy is part of Nettitude’s DNA. Through our Define-Defend-Detect-Respond and Assure services, we enable our customers to enhance their security posture, reduce risk and improve their cyber security strategy for the longer term. Our award winning teams hold some of the highest cyber security accreditations in the world from CBEST, CREST through to PCI and ISO 27001.

Coffee Break Sponsor

KMD Neupart's SecureISMS a user friendly tool that automates and managers IT Governance, Risk and Compliance. With an efficient, all-in-one information security management system that manage evolving business Risks or Continuous Compliance with latest Security Standards, including ISO 27001,EU Data Protection Regulation, Energy regulations and many more.

Thanks to Neupart for sponsoring out coffee breaks at BSides Manchester 2017.  Please look out for their representatives at the conference and thank them in person.

bottom of page