About Pervade

Pervade Software is an independent software vendor with strong roots in the capital of Wales and two award-winning products.

OpView™  is the most flexible security monitoring system on the market which leverages a completely new database architecture to collect, correlate and report on all data types so you can successfully monitor security (SIEM), vulnerability, configuration & availability (SOC), performance, asset & flow (NOC) all in a single configurable system.

OpAudit™ is a brand new kind of compliance tracking solution which gathers & manages all evidence of compliance with all policies in a single system so you can successfully track answers & evidence from contributors (attestations), technical data from devices (audit) and questionnaires from staff & supply chain (assessments) for both externals standards and internal policies and audits.

Pervade Software is used by a wide range of private and public sector clients operating in more than 80 countries, along with partners ranging from independent consultants to global managed security service providers.

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Upcoming Events

S&P 2019

Farnborough | 5th March to 7th March

Established over 30 years ago and having a global influence, this Home Office event is the corner-stone of the security calendar and is the only ‘closed’ event of its kind.

It is the premier platform for relevant UK suppliers to showcase the very latest equipment, training and support, to police services, Government departments, organisations and agencies from the UK and overseas. A key focus is to demonstrate the opportunities presented by innovative cutting edge technology.

A unique three day environment is created annually, at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, incorporating an extensive exhibition, live demonstrations, briefings and immersive experiences.

Having previously exhibited in the Cyber Zone, Pervade Software will be presenting the results of an amazing partnership with Police Forces in the UK to demonstrate the true power of Clusters & Collaboration.

GITEX 2018

Dubai | 14th October to 18th October

In May, Pervade Software attended GISEC, the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference, held in Dubai. At this event, Pervade met a number of amazing cyber security organisations and has been fortunate enough to forge partnership relationships in the United Arab Emirates and the wider GCC.

For 38 years, the most renowned names in technology have come alive at another event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the GITEX Technology Week.

This year, Pervade Software will be attending this week-long event and working alongside a strategic partner to showcase the combined monitoring and compliance tracking capabilities of the Pervade Platform alongside an ioncredible 24 Technology Sectors including AI, Blockchain, Robotics.

CYBERSEC 18

Krakow, Poland | 8th October to 9th October

CYBERSEC is an annual public policy conference dedicated to the strategic challenges of cybersecurity, launched in 2015, unique in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the top five cybersecurity events in Europe.

Once a year, the mesmerising city of Krakow becomes the European centre for strategic discussions on Cybersecurity. a place of inspiring debates, presentations and informal conversations.  The world’s top-class experts will enhance out-of-the-box thinking and make each CYBERSEC even more innovative. They will guarantee the highest quality of the conference programme and resultant post-conference recommendations.

Join Pervade Software at this thought-prokoving and truly International event.

Police launch Pervade Cyber Platform

4th July 2018

Platform to match volunteer skills to cybercrime investigations

A secure collaborative platform to help police officers tap into the expertise of the county’s highly-skilled cyber volunteers has been developed by members of the Cyber Security Forum run by Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold.

The platform will match the skills and capacity of the county’s cyber security volunteers with the needs of specific police investigations and it is now being tested with Northamptonshire Police. If it proves to be successful, the platform has the potential to be rolled out across the East Midlands region and offered to police forces across the country to manage their own cyber volunteers.

 

The Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Security Forum is a network of IT directors, security managers and cyber specialists who meet every month to discuss current and emerging threats and trends in cyber crime. The Forum is headed by Simon Clifford, Director of Technology and Digital Transformation for Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold.

 

Nationally, the threat from cybercrime is growing. A 2017 report by the Reform organisation, called Bobbies on the Net, said that a range of changes were needed to make police forces fit to fight digital crime and called for 12,000 expert IT volunteers to combat the threat posed by cyber crime.

 

Northamptonshire’s 50 volunteers are highly skilled professionals with considerable expertise, particularly focussed on business cyber security. They give their time to allow police to tap into their expertise that would otherwise need to be purchased from specialist agencies, and they can support police in the acquisition of evidence that could be useful in criminal investigations.

 

Simon Clifford, from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “This platform is born out of a need for us to work together securely based on areas of expertise. Our members have made clear that they want to help policing protect and respond more effectively. We built that need into a set of requirements that led to this platform and I am excited to see how it develops from here. The platform is built to scale, and on completion of the Pilot phase will be available for other forces to use.”

 

The new platform will give Northamptonshire Police quick access the technical skills they need. A request for support with a particular issue can be securely posted on the platform. A registered Northamptonshire cyber volunteer with the right expertise and the time to help can then offer their support, carry out the necessary work and securely pass the information back to the police – all on the secure platform.

 

The platform also allows the cyber volunteers to keep in touch with each other and share ideas and information. Forum members are already considering other ways in which it could be used to support police investigations.

 

Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said the platform would allow police to make the best use of the considerable skills and valuable time of its cyber volunteers.

 

I am very impressed with our highly-skilled and incredibly committed cyber volunteers. These people are specialists at the top of their game who have a high degree of knowledge and expertise. They understand and deal with complex cyber threats in their business life and their time is valuable, so we need to use it well. This tool will help them match their skills to a particular problem when they have the time to help Northamptonshire Police. I am very grateful that they are prepared to volunteer to help protect the public from the threat of internet related crime and bring their considerable talents to support police officers in this challenging area".

 

Pervade Software, a founder member of the Cyber Security Forum and whose technical offices are based locally in Daventry, Northamptonshire created the volunteer portal and will securely host it in The Bunker, the same UK-based secure data centre as the main Cyber Essentials accreditation portal which Pervade also created and host.

 

We’re extremely pleased to be able to contribute to this exciting project, both as software providers of the portal and avid volunteers to help as often as we can” commented Jonathan Davies, Chief Technical Officer of Pervade. “The dramatic increase in cyber related crime has led to a huge demand on Police technical investigation resources, we very much hope this portal can connect Police to local experts to expedite investigations and lighten the load on these resources”.

 

Detective Inspector Hayley Costar who heads up Northamptonshire Police’s Cyber Crime Unit, said: “Thirty years ago, a criminal wanting to commit crimes such as fraud, theft, acts of paedophilia or stalking for example, would have had to leave their house. Nowadays, all they have to do is sit behind a computer screen.

 

“Cybercrime has created new challenges for police forces across the country that simply would not have existed thirty years ago and therefore the way we police has had to dramatically change with it.  I’m really pleased to hear about this new platform that the Cyber Security Forum has developed because I know how helpful it is going to be in assisting us in all manner of cybercrimes – from hacking to harassment to serious organised crime.

 

“Finally, I’d like to thank the cyber volunteers for the time they give up in helping us protect people in Northamptonshire from harm – their skills and expertise are truly invaluable.

Mark Howells is a Warrior

9th June 2018

Mark Howells, Business Solutions Manager for Pervade Software, was part of Team UK at the Warrior Games in Colorado!

The Warrior Games is a multi-sport event organized by the United States Department of Defense (DoD).  They were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and expose them to adaptive sports and they have taken place annually since. Prince Harry, at the time serving as a Captain and helicopter pilot in the British Army, opened the 2013 Games, which inspired him to create the Invictus Games.

The US Air Force hosted the 2018 Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy outside Colorado Springs in June 2018 and 300 service members and veterans participated in the competition. Teams included active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress. The athletes represented the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command along with athletes from the UK Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces who all went head-to-head in 10 sports.

 

The UK team, supported by the MoD and Help for Heroes, included 40 athletes and Corporal Mark Howells was among them. Together the Team won 52 medals at the event - 23 Gold, 17 Silver and 12 Bronze.

Mark served 12 years in the Army before becoming the Business Solutions Manager for Pervade and is also an active Reservist serving with 53 (Wales & Western) Signal Squadron of the Royal Corps of Signals based in the Ty Llewellyn Barracks in Cardiff.

Like many of his Pervade colleagues, Mark is an avid cyclist and takes every opportunity to be out on his bike training and this paid off in Colorado with a series of Personal Best times and very respectable placings.

Well done Mark, the whole team are very proud of you and your fellow UK Warriors!

InfoSec 2018, London

5th June 2018

Pervade, had a fantastic time once again at InfoSec and we'd like to thank everyone who came to see us on Stand R20.

We were situated right next to one of our strategic Partners, Wolfberry Cyber again this year they were stand-sharing with another of our strategic partners, Acuity Legal.

John Davies was invited by UK Government's Department of Digital Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) to make an opening speech at the final of this year's competition to name the UK's Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company. Pervade Software were finalists of that competition in 2015 and John was asked to speak of Pervade's experiences to this year's crop of candidates. In addition. John then provided a "thought leadership" talk on the difference between Active Cyber Defense and Offensive Cyber, both areas of strength for Pervade Software.

Infosecurity Europe is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme and this year there were over 450 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to a staggering total of just under 20,000 information security professionals.

Pervade team members ride across Wales for charity

Management Team

John Davies

Managing Director

John co-founded Pervade Software and is responsible for all commercial activity including the management of all channel partners globally.

John is a Welsh speaker and the Co-founder & Chair of Cyber Wales, the largest cyber cluster of its kind in the UK, pro-actively supporting the UK National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to do business in cyberspace.

John has also chaired the Wales Cyber Resilience Board, a Welsh Government Steering Committee working with the National Cyber Security Centre to enhance cyber resilience across Welsh Public Sector organisations and providing policy and best practice advice for the Private Sector.

John has been a Mentor on cyber incubators and accelerators, a Sessional Lecturer on MBA courses and is committed to helping to close the skills gap in cyber security by participating on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales where he regularly runs sessions for the National Cyber Security Academy.

Leveraging his military background, he plays an active role helping military personnel and their families as Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Group for Wales as well as raising money for armed forces charities through his passion for cycling.

Josi Kaal

Director of Marketing

Josi joined Pervade in 2012 and is responsible for overseeing all marketing activities from direct marketing, telesales, collateral and event management.

Josi's incredible organisation and planning capabilities were formed in a teaching career during which she rose to the top of the pay scale and senior management positions in leading schools.

After taking a "gap year" when her daughter finished university to travel the world with her, Josi began a very successful career change working in operational roles in huge global corporations such as Cummins and then specialising in marketing for IT companies such as PCG International and EssentialNET.

The Pervade Team attend around 20 events a year, speaking at the majority of them and exhibiting at about half of them. Managing Pervade's contribution to these events, which include venues in the USA, Europe and the Middle East is no easy task but Josi works very hard to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Jonathan Davies

Director of Engineering

Jonathan is co-founder of Pervade Software and is responsible for product development as well as all support and installation services.

Before helping to form Pervade, Jonathan served as the Head of Operations for Europe, Middle East & Africa for eIQnetworks, a Gartner ranked SIEM company based in the US.

In a wide ranging career in the cyber security industry, Jonathan has worked in various technical roles including firewall administrator, penetration tester specialising in application vulnerability testing, security analyst and project architect.

Jonathan has worked in some of the biggest Security Operations Centres in the world on design, integration and platform management projects. The gaps in system capabilities and workflow challenges he experienced prompted his work to "find a better way" which culminated in award-winning Pervade Software Platform.

Jon is a keen cyclist and regularly leads the Pervade Team out on charity rides to raise money for the company's chosen military charities.

Pervade Software on a Help for Heroes charity ride

Useful Resources

Collateral

Pervade OpView Brochure

Pervade OpView Day In The Life Brochure

Pervade OpAudit Brochure

Pervade OpAudit Day In The Life Brochure

Videos

Pervade CTO, Jonathan Davies, in a studio interview for The Telegraph explaining why using multiple monitoring systems for security simply doesn't work.

This video is a keynote speech given by John Davies of Pervade at the Nuclear Industry Cyber Security Conference in Cardiff

Pervade CTO Jonathan Davies explores attack types that do not generate logs and would be hidden from today's Security Operations Center.

Documentation

Pervade Update Summary: Version 3.0