Cyber security enablement the smart way

Cyber security for the modern world

PwnDefend was created as a mechanism to help people with the cyber security challenges we face today. It’s inception was focused on the creation of capture the flag games that helped teach good security practises through the medium of offensive security. PwnDefend’s mission is to help people and organisations defend against cyber threats, to educate, enable by provding new an innovative ways to help create a new generation of cyber defenders as well as support organisations in a pragmatic manner, right now against the current threat landscape.

The cyber challenges organizations are facing today

For many security professionals the diagram below probably brings an unwanted smile to their faces. The realization that security resources are limited and are defending against a vast array of threat actors, both from within and externally.


With businesses adopting technology at a blistering rate, the age of the perimeter less network (mobile & cloud) staying on top of your security game is key!
We’ve worked with a number of organisations over the years and one of the key challenges we see are getting the right intelligence to the right people in a timely manner. Often security teams are at the thin end of the wedge with regards to numbers, so making good use of time is key.

Being part of the solution

To enable you in the fast paced world of cyber security we offer a range of services, from cyber education through our Cyber Games, advisory, consulting, architecture and offensive security services, we’ve built a portfolio to enable your business to protect, detect and respond to current and future cyber threats!

Community Resources

We produce content to support people’s careers and organisations fight against cybercrime. Two of our most popular resources are here, an incident response planning tool and a 140 question cyber security assessment (written in mainly plain english).

Incident Response Planning Workbook – https://www.pwndefend.com/2020/08/16/have-you-planned-to-fail/

Cyber Assessment 101 – https://www.pwndefend.com/2021/05/01/cyber-security-assesments-for-normal-people/

Consulting Services

Tools and infomation are great at enabling your business to succeed in the digial age, however to achieve a strong security posture you need to the right people, enabled with the right policies, processes, technologies and skills to actively defend in the cyber realm. This also needs to be balanced in alignment with your organisation goals and objectives, your risk appetite and the markets you opperate in. We can’t make the world simple but we can help make the path a bit easier to tread! We provide consulting services accorss a range of specialist activities from Cyber leaderhship, architecture and design through to hands on testing and remedial services.

Actionable intelligence on the latest threats and vulnerabilities in the industry. This enables your security and technology teams to counter threats, reduce risk and enable your business to operate. Don’t just take our word for it, our members think so too!

The service provided enabled us to mitigate SMBv1 vulnerabilities such as WannaCry and NotPetya, saving us countless time and protecting our brand – IT Manager

Not only did the intelligence provided help us mitigate risk in this event, it also prevented a secondary threat released shortly after – CIO

We provide you with insights into attackers tool sets and advise on mitigations strategies. We do this through a range of techniques including:

Product Reviews

We investigate and review security products to see if they stand up to vendor claims, compare against the competition and give our thoughts and opinions around deployment considerations.

Industry Research

We create a range of free (and consultancy based) research to help steer you in the right direction. We blog, tweet and post on LinkedIn to help the community. We also contribute to threat intelligence sharing platforms such as CISP & OTX.