Our Sponsors

Thank you very much to our Sponsors for their support and for helping to make the occasion a big success



Commissum are a leading cybersecurity firm based in Leith, Edinburgh, with offices in Birmingham, London and Zurich. We’re thrilled to be supporting the inaugural BSides Scotland as part of our commitment to investing in the information security and assurance industry.

We’ve been passionate about providing information assurance since our company’s early beginnings in 1985. Our testing services, information security consultancy and managed security services enable our clients to leverage our considerable experience, which helps them take control of their tangible and intangible assets, enabling them to fully exploit the opportunities of our rapidly expanding and evolving networked world – something which can only be achieved through the collaboration that is allowed to thrive at events like BSides. We’re constantly growing and striving to improve as a company, aligned with our core values – integrity, commitment and excellence.


ECS Security is an award-winning provider of IT security services in the UK. We have a large team of passionate security professionals led by a management team containing security leaders who have held senior security posts for some of the UK’s largest organisations. Our leadership has fostered a culture of pragmatism, expertise, problem solving and customer focus. In 2016 we won Best Cyber Company at the Cyber Security Awards and Best Managed Service at the Computing Vendor Excellence Awards.

We are experts at building and operating threat-focused Security Operations Centres with an award-winning approach that allows us to truly integrate with customers. This provides a valuable security monitoring service that is a contextually aware extension of in-house capability.


Pentest Ltd is a Manchester-based penetration testing firm, with regional offices in London and Glasgow. Formed in 2001, Pentest focused on Application Security from the start and now employ one of the largest teams of Application Security specialists. As experts in our field, we are in the very fortunate position of working with a wide range of clients, from multi-national blue-chips to niche technology pioneers, allowing our testers to work on interesting, varied and challenging projects, for clients who genuinely care about security.

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.

Pen Test Partners is a CHECK & CREST accredited pen testing company. We are a limited liability partnership for a very good reason; being in a partnership means that our people are heavily invested the company. It’s that employee ownership which inspires and drives the quality in what we do.

ScotSTS is a small freelance consultancy specializing in application security testing. We are based in Scotland and actively support the security industry here which makes us particularly happy that BSides are coming to Edinburgh.

Gotham Digital Science (GDS) is an information security consulting firm that works with clients to provide flexible and customised solutions for identifying, preventing and managing security risk. With UK offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London, GDS specialises in red team security penetration testing, security research and development, software security and helping clients build secure software and networks.

SecureWorks is a global provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions exclusively focused on protecting its clients from cyberattacks. SecureWorks’ solutions enable organisations to fortify their cyber defences to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. In 2000, we founded our Glasgow office with just six employees. Since then, our office there has grown to more than 1,300 people.
Our Glasgow office features an ever-expanding range of essential roles and functions, including Technology & Data, Finance, Operations, and Fund Services. In each of these departments, you’ll find innovative experts that value individual intellect as much as teamwork.

Neupart allows organisations to automate IT Governance, Risk and Compliance management. With an efficient, all-in-one information security management system, you can easily manage evolving business risks and achieve continuous compliance with the latest security standards, including ISO 27001, the EU Data Protection Regulation, and many more


We are also grateful to the organizations below who are lending us their support as community sponsors.