Spotlight: Forfend Information Security

It’s Spotlight time!


Here at InfoSec People, we love to engage with our cyber & tech community across the UK, and share their origin stories with our network!

For this Spotlight issue, we are highlighting a brand new start-up called Forfend Information Security

What is Forfend Information Security and what sets it apart?

Forfend Information Security, founded in August 2022, is a specialised boutique cybersecurity consultancy based in Birmingham, UK. Committed to delivering more than conventional PDF reports, Forfend offers a comprehensive consultancy package. Their mission is to provide exceptional support to each customer throughout the engagement, offering cost-effective, top-tier penetration testing services.

Who are the key members of the Forfend team?

The core team behind Forfend consists of Directors:

  • Rob Joyce
  • Craig Cockburn
  • Craig Tromans

From meeting each other in primary school, these childhood friends have since worked together in their previous company where they were involved in high level Cyber Security testing, and gained leading certifications, and subsequently created Forfend Information Security.

What was the driving force behind the creation of Forfend?

Forfend was created to offer a unique and personalised approach to cybersecurity consultancy. The founders aimed to provide a bespoke service to clients by leveraging their extensive knowledge and combined 20 years of experience in the field.

What range of services does Forfend offer?

Forfend offers a diverse range of cybersecurity services, including:

  • Infrastructure Testing
  • Web and Mobile Application Testing
  • IT Health Check
  • Cloud Reviews
  • Red Team Assessments
  • Phishing Assessments
  • Wireless Network Testing
  • Physical Security
  • Network Device Reviews
  • Social Engineering
  • Compliance Testing (PCI – DSS | ISO 27001)

What distinguishes Forfend from its competitors?

Forfend stands out through its personalised and client-tailored approach. They ensure a fully qualified senior tester is involved from scoping to testing to reporting, handling all communication. Despite their high-quality services, Forfend remains price competitive on a global scale.

What are Forfend’s plans for the next 3 years?

Over the next three years, Forfend plans to focus on steady and strategic growth. They acknowledge that rapid growth can lead to potential repercussions and thus aim for a well-structured onboarding process before expanding further. Their goal is to fully immerse themselves in their services, business, and client relationships.

How does Forfend approach testing networkable IoT devices?

Forfend possesses the capability to test networkable IoT devices, signifying their versatility and expertise in dealing with a wide range of cybersecurity challenges, reaffirming their dedication to offering comprehensive cybersecurity solutions.

Forfend Information Security stands as a distinctive cybersecurity consultancy that combines personalised service with extensive expertise. With a strong team and a commitment to strategic growth, Forfend is poised to continue providing top-tier penetration testing and cybersecurity services in the years to come.

For more information about Forfend Information Security, check out their website:

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