Our History

Confide was founded in 2008 as an independent IT security assurance and assessment company. Confide is the longest serving local Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSA) in New Zealand.

We were founded with a focus on helping people integrate PCI into their existing practices and help organisations through the PCI DSS processes. We operate throughout New Zealand, with QSAs in Wellington and Auckland who regularly travel to the South Island.

Over the years, Confide has worked with hundreds of organisations both large and small. Some of these organisations have grown from small start ups into major international organisations. We’ve worked with government agencies, payment gateways, retailers, charities, and service providers to help them reach PCI DSS compliance and become a partner on their security journey.

We primarily focus on PCI DSS and are licensed by the PCI SSC to operate in the APAC region.

Confide was one of the first companies in the world to have a certified CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor. We audited and certified the first Qualified Service Provider against CCSS in 2022.

Confide is also a member of Pat Hokohoko | Marketplace as a DIA approved supplier for:

  • Information Security Governance & Strategy
  • Information Security Assurance
  • Information Security Risk Management & Assessment

Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds which provides a wide range of in-depth knowledge in different areas. We focus not just on compliance, but security. We want you to have the best security programme you can, and we find that organisations with good security programmes have the easiest time with demonstrating compliance because security comes first. Our staff have a range of qualifications, including:

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  •  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • CryptoCurrency Security Standards Auditor (CCSSA)
  • Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP)
  • Certified Ethereum Professional (CEP)
  • Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE)

In addition, our staff regularly undertake training in relevant technologies and security, including cloud security for services including Azure, AWS, and GCP.

Confide provides a skilled independent resource that gives you and your stakeholders assurance that your security has been assessed against mature, international standards and can help you to meet your compliance needs with the help of our skilled team.

Read more about our services and contact us to find out how we can help you.