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BSides Manchester 2018

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 2018.




Platinum Sponsors

e2e-assure are a rapidly growing cyber security company, who are trusted to provide security solutions to Government, police, critical national infrastructure, and commercial organisations – in the UK and internationally. We offer SOC-as-a-Service, and we provide the people, technology, and processes to deliver cost effective, high value protection. We’re committed to developing the cyber security community in the UK. We sponsor and support events like BSides and the Cyber Security Challenge UK, which gives our team the opportunity to give something back!

Secarma (formerly Pentest Ltd.) has been the best kept secret in cybersecurity since 2001. As a team of 50+ cybersecurity and ethical hacking specialists, we operate globally across a wide range of attack and compromise simulation disciplines and provide consultancy and training services. In 2017 we sent a crack team to Las Vegas to compete at DEFCON25. We are extremely proud to say that we won the 0-Day competition, finding eight previous unknown vulnerabilities in big brand routers and storage devices — the highest number found by an team in the last four years.

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.

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

  • 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. We exist to meet members’ needs and stand up for the things they believe in.

So, the more successful we are, the more we can give back to you and your local community.

That’s why we’re different.

Novacoast, Inc. is a group of trusted cybersecurity experts who provide advisory, integration, development and managed services to promote a posture of prevention, detection and responsiveness in our clients. We study emerging threats and hacker strategies to provide agile, evolving strategic advice. We combine big picture approach with the ability to help select, perfect, improve and manage tools.

Arcturus is a leading people-driven cyber security consultancy built by cyber security experts.


We enable organisations to operate more securely, pushing the boundaries of innovation to deliver actionable results that are easy to understand and lead to positive change within organisations. Whether you are a boutique technology company or a multi-national listed corporation, we have the experience and skill to improve your security position.


Our comprehensive assessment methodology positions us at the cutting-edge of technology innovation and this, in combination with comprehensive reporting and support from our consultants, enables us to guide you through the ever-changing cyber security landscape.


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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” in 2016.

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.  Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and investigation, enabling better, faster protection.

With almost 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world.  For more information, visit

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Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver®, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include 53 percent of the Fortune 500, 29 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at

Silver Sponsors

ARM is an award-winning, global technology and engineering recruitment agency. For over 20 years, we've filled specialist positions across competitive industries, where talent is scarce and in demand. We take time to build relationships, enabling us to truly understand requirements; using knowledge, experience and cutting-edge machine-learning solutions to successfully fulfil them.

The ARM Cyber Security Team operates within various niche cyber marketplaces, helping clients connect with hard-to-find cyber security talent and helping talented professionals secure new opportunities within this ever-changing industry. We strive to evolve with the marketplace, and employ cyber security experts in other areas of the business to help with non-standard cyber recruitment projects and programmes.

After Party Sponsors

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Community Supporters

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.

Find out more about the Manchester chapter 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.

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..

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Training 2000 has been established for over 50 years, we are a large Group Training Association offering business solutions, commercial courses and Apprenticeship programmes across multiple industry sectors. Last year we launched our Level 4 Cyber Security Apprenticeship, which has proved to be very successful. In 2017, Training 2000 became part of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) meaning that our apprentices have a direct route to a Degree Apprenticeship.

One nothern based InfoSec Conference just isn't enough, so checkout our friends over in Sheffield with Steelcon on 3rd - 5th July 2018.

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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.

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