Tried, Tested and Proven


We are pleased to announce that two of our security consultants, Graham Sutherland and Tim Brown, will be presenting at the upcoming BSides London security conference on the 29th of April.

BSides London is an annual community-driven security conference which, this year, will be taking place at the Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall in London.

Graham’s talk coincides with the disclosure of a set of vulnerabilities in the administration features of the Citrix NetScaler appliance, which will be discussed in the talk. Continue reading

Dr. Michael Westmacott of Portcullis Security, will be speaking on Cyber Crime and its effects on the UK economy at the Labour and Conservative party autumn conferences. The meetings are sponsored by the British Computer Society (BCS), ‘The Chartered Institute for IT’, which is hosting fringe events entitled “Cyber Crime: Our biggest emerging threat?”

In a recent ‘The Cost of Cyber Crime’ report, the government estimated Cyber Crime costs the UK economy around £27bn a year. Businesses paid around £21bn, the Government £2.2bn and citizens £3.1bn (, 2011). Continue reading

White Hat Rally are this year adopting the theme of pirates and smugglers with a stunning long weekend of fun, challenges and driving in Pieces of V8!White Hat Rally 2013

The event is being held 21-23 June 2013 and is open to anyone and everyone aged 18 or over. Teams will require a non-commercial vehicle with four wheels and a sense of humour for the pirates and smugglers fancy dress, and antics to match.

Starting near Exeter and taking in miles of scenic countryside on small windy roads, the route will be challenging and include many of the amazing sights and attractions that Devon has to offer.

On-site registration will take place near Exeter on the evening of Thursday 20 June 2013 and the event will finish on the afternoon of Sunday 23 June 2013. Portcullis will also be taking part in this years event. Especially since we have won the best designed car since the events inception in 2009. Continue reading

Once again, this October, Portcullis will be attending the e-Discovery and e-Investigations 2013 event in London.
Portcullis comes to e-Discovery (e-Disclosure) from a forensic background and with real technical expertise.e-Discovery and e-Investigations

Our security professionals within the fields of e-Discovery and Digital Forensics will be on our stand to offer advice and consult with delegates from across the full range of industry sectors.

Key themes for 2013

  • Creating an enterprise-wide records management policy to ensure preparedness for
    e-Discovery requests.
  • Meeting e-Investigations and litigation data requests in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Mitigating e-Discovery risks associated with a changing technology landscape.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory, legal, and jurisdictional requirements.

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As an organisation, Portcullis believes in making a positive contribution to the community and actively supports both local and national organisations in a number of ways. A recent example of Portcullis paying its part is by helping to promote the involvement of women and girls in information security related careers.

Portcullis has happily agreed to be this year’s principal sponsor of The Manchester Girl Geeks (MGG); a not-for-profit group which organises networking events and workshops for ladies with an interest in everything related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Continue reading

No Portcullis has not branched out into making miniature televisions, or planes! This is a picture of one of the lucky winners of our prize draw at this year’s Portcullis Arms. One of the many ways we celebrated the 10th year of our famous hospitality event was by giving away several iPad-minis, thereby making our happy clients, even happier. Continue reading

The 10th Portcullis Arms event was held at Earls Court on the 23rd to 25th of April. As you may recall, the weather for those three days of festivities was absolutely stunning.

We had a record breaking number of guests this year, and the event was headed by our ever popular host, Clive, and his lovely assistants. They were all on hand to attend the needs of all our guests and made sure everyone felt right at home.

The various entertainers we hired to work the crowd were superb. The circus man literally kept all those involved awed by his juggling fire torch skills, not to mention the magician who would give the great Dynamo a run for his money. The caricaturist and silhouette man where also on hand to whip up a Picasso style portrait of anyone in less then ten minutes. The venue was literally buzzing from noon till evening with great entertainment and live music over the three days. Continue reading

Black Hat Conference - Emirates-Palace-Abu-Dhabi

Richard Dean of Portcullis and Sumit Siddharth of 7safe, will be jointly speaking and presenting their findings on the ‘The Art of Exploiting Logical Flaws in Web Apps’ at the Black Hat conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference will take place between the 3rd and 6th of December at the Emirates Palace.

The Black Hat Conference briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat Conference remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape. Continue reading