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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Cardiff
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Upcoming Events

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.

DL Awards 2018

London | 21st June

Digital Leaders is a global initiative involving over 100,000 senior leaders to build the capacity of the UK’s leadership raising awareness of the importance of good leadership in digital transformation.

The Digital Leaders 100 List has become the premier list identifying individuals and teams leading Digital Transformation in the UK.

Over 400 Digital Leaders will gather at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel for the 2018 Digital Leaders 100 Awards Ceremony and Pervade Software are among the 10 Finalists in the Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year category, for a product or service, which has delivered a measurable impact in this area.  Fingers Crossed!

InfoSec 2018

London | 5th June to 7th June

Infosecurity Europe is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 400 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 19,500+ information security professionals.

Pervade, once again with strategic Partner Wolfberry Cyber and Acuity Legal, will join Europe’s largest information security community to be part of the future of the industry.

More than ever, conferences are the way forward for security professionals to collaborate and share threat information tools for the infosecurity defender. By learning from and debating with one another, attendees have the greatest chance of protecting themselves and other users against the threats of tomorrow.

Welsh Cyber Summit, Newport

19th April 2018

In September 2014 the NATO Summit was held in Newport in Wales. The agenda placed a major emphasis on cyber security and this event was closely followed by the first Welsh Industry Cyber Summit in early 2015 organised by CEMET (the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies). The Summit was run again in April this year and this time it formed part of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem.

Cyber Wales is an internationally recognised brand that encapsulates all aspects of cyber security in Wales and acts as a mark of expertise, quality and clarity in a complex and rapidly changing area of life. It also provides a single web-portal where interested parties from all over the World can find information about the plethora of cyber related activities going on in Wales.

The Cyber Wales Ecosystem includes cyber activities being carried out by Government, Business, Law Enforcement and Academia and this year's Summit included sessions from each of these allies in the battle against cyber crime.

In partnerships with Welsh GovernmentWales’ Cyber Security ClustersTARIAN, and the University of South Wales, this event brought together experts in each field so that delegates could learn about the ever-changing threat of Cyber Crime and how to better protect their businesses.

John Davies, Managing Director of Pervade Software and also Co-founder & Chair of Cyber Wales and the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster delivered a key note talk at the opening of this prestigious event, describing the growth of the cyber security ecosystem in Wales, which is now a recognised brand on the global cyber stage.

Cyber UK, Manchester Arena

10th April 2018

CYBERUK 2018 is the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) flagship event on cyber security. Over three days, 2,000 people attended events covering both strategy (CYBERUK Leadership) and delivery (CYBERUK In Practice) – gaining up to date information and industry leading insights.

CYBERUK In Practice: Brought together 1200+ information security professionals including specialists in the design and development of online services and systems, plus professionals in procurement and delivery. It was an opportunity to share best practice, learn about the latest security threats and solutions, and consider the growing challenges we all face.

CYBERUK Leadership: The Government’s leadership event for business and public sector decision makers and strategists saw key senior staff – policy makers, CEOs and thought leaders – learning about and contributing to the development of the latest thinking on how cyber security and business acumen come together to deliver successful business outcomes. Speakers were drawn from the same community as the 600+ vetted delegates – Government, Academia, the Third sector, Critical National Infrastructure and Industry. Minister-led, this event featured senior representatives from GCHQ and the NCSC.

The Pervade Team exhibited at the event, demonstrating the gains that can be made when using a platform that is capable of gathering, correlating and reporting on ALL DATA TYPES in a single configurable system. This attracted attention from the newly formed Joint Cyber Unit, part of the Joint Forces Command as well as from various Government entities and cyber companies.

Pervade also supported the Welsh Government on their stand showcasing the Cyber Wales Ecosystem and the breadth and depth of cyber expertise in Wales.

BBC Wales Interview

28th March 2018

The prime minister Teresa May was in South Wales as part of her whistle-stop tour around the UK to mark one year to go until Brexit. BBC Wales political correspondent James Williams interviewed key industry leaders in various sectors to highlight the anticipated impact of Brexit.

In a news article which featured interviews with Rob Wainwright the Director of Europol, Alun Michael the Police Commissioner for South Wales Police and John Davies the Managing Director of Pervade Software and Chair of Cyber Wales, the BBC asked how efforts to fight cyber crime might be effected post-Brexit.

Speaking about the need for close collaborative links between law enforcement agencies and cyber experts around the world, John said "a hacker sitting at a laptop in Bulgaria can attack a specialist company in Blaengarw, so the effort we all need to put in to tackle cyber crime is going to rise above any political boundaries".

Rob Wainwright from Europol said "Wales plays its part in a very strong UK commitment in cyber and we are very pleased to have that association which we hope will continue in the future".

Mr Wainwright, who is stepping down as the Head of Europol later this year also said that he was "personally very proud of the Welsh cyber commitment" as he himself comes from Carmarthenshire.

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