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Cybercraft History

About us

Cybercraft was founded in New Zealand during 2017 by Jeff, Farah, and Richard. Since then our team of 3 has grown to a team of 7. Cybercrafters are a diverse background of professionals from a variety of fields to provide the best secure digital solutions for businesses.

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Our history

2017

Cybercraft was founded in late 2017 by Jeff Herbert and Richard Williams as Lead Consultants to provide specialist cyber risk management services to mid-market businesses. We introduced cyber risk as a whole-of-business problem, not just a technology issue, and provided holistic risk assessments that related to business risk, brand reputation and impact, rather than just the technical aspect of cyber risk.

2018

In 2018 we were joined by Farah Herbert for market development, building relationships and looking at further opportunities for Cybercraft. We continued to build our client-base and established relationships with Governance New Zealand and Risk New Zealand as their exclusive cyber risk partner. We launched a privacy consulting service to help meet the growing need for privacy compliance.

2019

In 2019 we commenced R&D of an innovative concept for a product with the capability to automate the cyber risk assessment process at scale. We also added ISO27001 implementation services and web penetration testing to our scope of services, expanding our capabilities and opportunities for growth. We commenced regular workshops introducing an innovative cyber risk management programme that was very popular and highly regarded.

2020

In the first half of 2020 we introduced several exciting new initiatives and new people to Cybercraft, growing the team to 6 people. We updated our corporate identity to better reflect our target audience, restructured our services into clear practice areas introduced our new Digital Engagement practice and expanded Continuous Assurance to include a custom hardware appliance for our service.

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Our values

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Innovate & Simplify

Our strongly innovative culture encourages people to develop novel and practical methods and approaches that improve digital engagement, cyber resilience and cyber risk management.

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Ethical At All Times

In Cybercraft we believe that it is crucial to operate on an ethical foundation, so with all of our dealings, with clients and partners we stay ethical at all times.

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Inspire Disruptive Thinking

We are industry thought leaders that help define the narrative on Business Resilience focused on governance and management, exploring new initiatives to help communicate issues and challenges.

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Sustainable Philosophy

Cybercraft believes that it is important for businesses to be sustainable. This is about looking at a long term vision for Cybercraft to assist the economy, environment and society.

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Strength In Diversity

We are an inclusive organisation, that offers an equal opportunity to individuals without regard to gender, age, race, or sexual orientation. This gives us a competitive advantage to have diverse thinking and higher innovation within the organisation.

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Meet the team

Jeff Herbert Cybercraft
New Zealand

About Jeff

Jeff works with organisations to establish cyber-risk governance practices and design and deliver cyber risk management programmes to meet risk appetite expectations and regulatory compliance obligations. For over 20 years he has worked with standards and frameworks that support cyber risk management and cybersecurity controls (ISO 27001, NIST, CIS, NZISM). Services he provides include cyber risk consultancy, board and c-level engagement, impact assessments, security architecture, cyber policy frameworks, gap assessments and fractional Chief Information Security Officer role.

Jeff Herbert

Director Cyber Resilience

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New Zealand

About Richard

Working in a wide range of industry sectors and with clients from 10 to 1500 staff I have helped organisations get a holistic view of their cyber risk across the organisation using Cybercraft's Cyber Risk, Cyber Insights and Privacy Risk assessments. Richard also specialises in customised Cyber Policies like Cybersecurity, Acceptable use, BYOD and Technical policies

Richard Williams

Director Cyber Resilience

Farah Herbert Cybercraft

About Farah

Passionate, driven and motivated, Farah's role is to help businesses solve real business problems through adoption of new approaches to cyber risk and cyber risk governance. Her background includes telecommunication sales, digital software platforms (SaaS), outbound sales, brand development, business development, account management, leading workshops and seminars.

Farah Herbert

Chief Executive Officer

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New Zealand

About Gage

Gage works with organisations of all sizes to adjust and adapt to the worlds new normal and help prevent cyber-attacks on key business platforms and websites. Gage alongside his expert team combines Cybercraft's knowledge of cyber resilience to raise Australia's security posture with secure development and stronger levels of penetration testing such as OWASP ASVS, making Cybercraft your full-service secure digital partner. Gage is also a registered member of international organisation, OWASP.

Gage Keenan

Lead Developer

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ISO 27001

The ISO 27001 information security standard is an internationally recognised and independently audited standard that provides a statement of assurance that an organisation is fully committed to protecting information and has established the appropriate practices to support this. Cybercraft can assist you as an organisation in becoming ISO 27001 certified becoming a Point of Difference from other organisations.

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Cyber Resilience

We assists businesses in cyber resilience which is a core organisational function to protect reputation, finances and legal obligation. It is not just an IT or cyber security function. Cyber resilience is the outcome and we use cyber risk (governance and management) and cyber security to achieve cyber resilience.

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Secure Development

Grow your business beyond physical business models with secure digital developments. Cybercraft can bring specialised knowledge into your business and manage your project from ideation through to continuous iteration.

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