About Confide

Confide was founded in 2008 and has worked with New Zealand companies for over 10 years to provide skilled independent assessment services and to help customers reach PCI DSS compliance. Read more about Confide and our history.

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

Our approach to PCI DSS is to help you fit compliance into the way you do things, being guided by your organisational goals and culture. Compliance is not a one-size fits all approach and that’s something we understand through our extensive experience with PCI DSS. We know that the best way to achieve lasting compliance processes is to think outside the box so that you don’t have to change the way you do everything just to achieve compliance.

Through our charities packages, 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, that embraces 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 BraunAssociate Director of Security (LLB, BCA(Hons), PhD, CISM, CDPSE, PCIP, QSA) - Confide
Nicole has a legal and technical background with an interest in security at the human level. With her background, she is able to advice and assist customers in achieving security and compliance in an effective way. 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.
Beau Butler
Beau ButlerDirector & Lead Developer (B.Sc(Hons)) - Quasar
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 in 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 with specialist knowledge in PCI DSS, privacy, security, security management, risk assessment, cloud deployments, and development. Our team members have security certifications including CISM, CISA, CISSP, and ISO Lead Auditor.

Analyst Team

The analyst team works to analyse Quasar Scan results as part of the Card-Scanning-as-a-Service process. The analysts ensure that Quasar is deployed and working in your environment and then make sure that you get the most accurate results possible from your Quasar scans. Our team knows how to identify false positives so that you can be sure that the results you get are actually card numbers, rather than false positives.

Our Memberships

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