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Our Story

about us

Who we are and why we’re here

Gridware is an award winning cyber security solutions provider, delivering world-class outcomes for our customers. We are uniquely positioned as an independent advisor, giving clients the confidence that they have mitigated their cyber security risks.

Our mission is to help people, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reducing their cyber risk in the connected world.

our story

Founded in Australia in 2016, Gridware has grown to become one of Australia’s leading cybersecurity firms.

Our motivation as experts in the industry was to create a company that offers superior cybersecurity solutions; keeping top of mind the client’s perspective by putting ourselves in the shoes of the customer.

By 2018, Gridware had become the cybersecurity partner of choice by over 20% of the ASX 200 companies.

With core services in cyber security risk advisory, penetration testing and cyber breach response, Gridware’s capabilities as a specialist security provider has made us a genuine alternative to Australia’s Big 4 consulting providers.

Gridware has become a brand name in cybersecurity consulting and is backed by a leadership team with former executive roles at ASX 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

World-class Security Operations Centre

Our Security Operations Centre based in Sydney is one of Australia’s leading incident response forensic providers, demonstrated by our recent industry partnerships with Australia’s largest universities and cyber insurers.

Key Differentiators

Four reasons why our customers continue to choose us


We are a nationally recognised leader in cyber security having completed hundreds of data breach investigation globally.


Our company leaders are at the forefront of security research in Australia, having industry partnerships with Australia’s leading universities.


We apply best practice standards in the work we do and take a risk-based approach to ensure information security is addressed holistically and not just technically.


We employ the best talent to ensure any cyber event experience by your organisation is addressed quickly and effectively.

We have more than 17 years’ experience in IT security and compliance, serving thousands of clients across the Australia, Asia Pacific and Europe. Our accreditation includes:

  • Web Services Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional
  • Amazon Web Services Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Developer – Associate
  • Amazon Web Services Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) ISO 27001 Certification
  • Certified of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • FedRAMP Accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO)
  • GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
  • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
  • Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor
  • Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
  • PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)
  • PCI SSC Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC)
  • PCI SSC Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA)
  • PCI SSC Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor Point-to-Point Encryption (PA-QSA P2PE)
  • Splunk Certified Architect
  • Splunk Certified Consultant Level 2
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP5-DCP)

a brief history

Looking back to where it all started

The Idea

January 1, 2016

The Idea

With just the idea that cybersecurity is fast becoming a problem area for many organisations, our founders set out to create a company that can help solve those problems. In 2016, they weren’t yet sure of what services to sell – they just knew they wanted to create the Google of cybersecurity. Now, Gridware is one of Australia’s most recognised names in cybersecurity services. Our team has grown rapidly, and our clients are some of Australia’s best and largest companies. Here’s our story.

Gridware is born

February 1, 2016

Gridware is born

Gridware founders come up with the business name and very quickly get our first customer!

Gridware offers penetration testing

August 1, 2016

Gridware offers penetration testing

Gridware hires top talent and adds penetration testing to its suite of services.

big move

January 5, 2017

big move

Gridware moves and sets up head office in Sydney, Australia.

100 Customers

August 1, 2017

100 Customers

After operating for just over a year we get our 100th happy customer!

Security Operations Centre

October 2, 2017

Security Operations Centre

Gridware opens it’s first Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney and begins offering world class incident response services.


April 4, 2018


Gridware partners with over 20 industry leaders including Western Sydney University.


August 15, 2018


Our six company values come to life Customer first Open Company Sincerity and Integrity Be the best you can Balance Fun & Freedom


with big reach

Cyber Security Company Australia

Criminals no longer want the key to vault, they want your data. And with this emerging risk facing all businesses that move become digital it creates a need for a new kind of security hero. Gridware is all about helping companies stay secure. We are a specialised team of cyber security professionals with years of experience providing high quality information security advisory and penetration testing to Australia’s best companies. We’re not just good at what we do, our leadership team teach the new generation of cyber security talent at universities in Australia. We pride ourselves on our ability to keep organisations safe from data breaches. We’re a small team, with a big heart, that you can trust to deliver world-class ethical hacking and cyber security expertise.

Achievements to date

Audits Completed
Penetration Tests
Incidents Prevented
Data Breaches Investigated
Cups of Coffee
Happy Customers

Our Core Values

These are the values that guide our business and our brand.
These six values will help shape the company as we continue to grow.

Customer First

Ensure we consider the customers perspective first in all the work we do.

Open Company

To do all we can to ensure transparency and honesty with our employees and customers.

Sincerity and Integrity

To encourage and foster good qualities in ourselves and others.

Be the best you can be

To actively seek opportunities for growth and personal improvement


To give our life and work equal passion and effort to maximise our productivity.

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Our Strategy

Our mission to become the world’s leading cybersecurity provider

  • Talent

    Our ability to retain the best-in-class ethical hacking and GRC consultants makes us an ideal partner.

  • Vision

    Our vision is to be globally recognised as Australia’s leading cybersecurity consultancy firm is backed by our award-winning industry recognition to date.

  • Core Capabilities

    Our strength is people and knowledge which helps us build strong customer relationships that last beyond one time engagements.

  • Strategy

    Our strategy is to deliver superior a superior customer experience that helps keep businesses secure against cyber threats.

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