About Us

Who We Are

Confide was founded in 2008 and has worked with New Zealand and Australian companies for 15 years to provide skilled independent assessment services and to help customers reach PCI DSS compliance. You can read more about Confide’s history. 

We help organisations achieve compliance with security frameworks. Through doing security well, organisations gain the benefits of reducing business risks and the negative impact of security breaches, while protecting their business reputations and livelihoods. 

Our approach to PCI DSS is to help you fit compliance into the way you do things – helping you build a sustainable compliance programme that is guided by your organisational goals and culture. 

Compliance is not a one-size-fits-all approach and that’s something we understand thanks to our extensive experience with the Standard. We know that the best way to achieve a lasting compliance process is to think outside the box to find ways to fit the Standard into your business. While sometimes this might mean changes, we work with you to figure out options to minimise the risk wherever possible.

Through our charities package, we provide PCI DSS assistance to those in community organisations accepting cards for payments, donations, and subscriptions.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Confide is a company that is socially and environmentally responsible. We embrace global values and diversity. 

Since 2016, Confide has been carbon neutral and is an investor in the Sustainable Business Network. 

Our Team

Paul Grover
Paul GroverManaging Director (BCA, ACA, MinstD)
Paul is an investor, entrepreneur, and business builder. Creating and growing businesses that serve and help develop the New Zealand economy is one of Paul’s passions. Paul leads the operations of Confide and provides leadership and strategic direction while engaging with organisations to highlight the benefits of security and compliance.
Nicole Braun
Nicole BraunConfide Associate Director of Security (LLB, BCA(Hons), PhD, CISM, CDPSE, PCIP, QSA)
Nicole has a legal and technical background with an interest in security at the human level. She is able to advise and assist customers in achieving compliance in an effective way putting a real focus on sustainable compliance. With her clear communication skills, legal background, and a passion to see New Zealand companies secure and thriving, she provides real value to our customers.
Stuart Campbell
Stuart CampbellCustomer Success Lead (BCA, PCIP)
Being involved in all things people, Stu’s main focus is on managing and developing relationships with customers, partners, and the wider community. Approachable and proactive, he will often be your first point of contact working with Nicole to help customers understand their PCI requirements.
Beau Butler
Beau ButlerQuasar Director & Lead Developer (B.Sc(Hons))
Beau is an expert technical developer who has worked in New Zealand’s software and security industries for over 15 years. In this time, Beau has been reported in the international press and been credited with security disclosures by Microsoft. In 2009 he founded and created Quasar, a leading PCI DSS cardholder discovery tool.

Assessor Team

Confide has a team of New Zealand based QSAs who work with customers across APAC, primarily in New Zealand and Australia. Our team has specialist knowledge in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS), security management, risk assessment, cloud security assurance, and development. Our team members hold a number of security certifications including: CISM, CISA, CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, PCIP, QSA, and CCSSA.

Analyst Team

The analyst team works to analyse Quasar Scan results as part of the Card-Scanning-as-a-Service offered by Confide. Our analysts help ensure that Quasar is deployed and working in the environment and then make sure you get the most accurate results possible from your Quasar scans. Our team works hard to identify false positives leaving you with actionable results that are actual card numbers that you can act on to minimise your risk.

Our Memberships

PCI Qualified Security Assessor
Canterbury Tech Member
Blockchain NZ Member
AI Forum Member