We partner with experts to ensure cutting edge Cyber Security skills

QA partner with the leading experts in the Cyber Security industry. These relationships provide our customers with access to advanced technical training, cutting edge security research and industry expertise across a diverse range of topics. Our partnerships are only with those who are at the top of their field and have a wealth of knowledge to share with like minded individuals.

AntiSocial Engineer

Antisocial Engineer training courses

Even the most sophisticated technical measures are vulnerable to a determined social engineer - leaving your data, financial resources and reputation at risk. The Antisocial Engineer Limited is an ethical social engineering company that addresses these risks and targets companies the way an attacker would - Identifying weaknesses and helping to improve a multitude of security defences.

Richard De Vere is well-known in the information security industry for his realistic social engineering techniques and the ability to expose human and technical weaknesses.


Artifice Ltd are world-leading Subject Matter Experts that provide training and consultancy to select government communities, elite sports teams,
and specialised business units.

With a combined total of over 70 years experience within academia and training serving military, intelligence and law enforcement communities, we are regularly asked to support Government stakeholders and have a proven track record in contributing to demanding operational activities as well as
specialist capability development.

Our clients are always expert practitioners in their respective fields. They come to us seeking to learn novel and enhanced methods to think more
sneakily. These methods help them plan and achieve greater levels of competitive advantage against their competitors and adversaries.

Our staff are highly experienced, security cleared, and passionate about making a real difference. We bring clear and measurable benefits to the high-stakes operations at the forefront of our clients’ challenging agendas.

The CyberFish

The CyberFish and QA

The CyberFish service portfolio allows organisations to integrate cyber psychology solutions across their human resources and cyber security processes. We provide a wide range of services from employee awareness training and individual cyber security advisory to behaviourist assisted incident response and business continuity capabilities, neurodiverse talent assessment techniques, digital footprint analysis including insider threat assessment.


cybsafe.comcybsafe training courses

CybSafe is an award-winning, GCHQ accredited platform that aims to replace traditional tick-box cyber security awareness training with a complete solution to address the human aspect of cyber security. Our core modules have been designed to provide users with all the tools and information they need to ensure they are able to protect themselves, their organisations and their families from cybercrime.

We’re dedicated to helping organisations take an intelligent, data-driven approach to cyber security awareness and the human aspect of cyber security and data protection.


eccouncil.orgEC-Council training courses

EC-Council is world leader in the provision of IT Security courses, Information Security certifications and training programmes. The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/Licence Penetration Tester (LPT) programmes.

QA is proud to have won the EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award for three years running (2015, 2016 and 2017).

Grand Idea Studio

Grand Idea Studio, Inc. is a product design, development, and licensing firm. The company headquarters is in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Joe Grand is a product designer, hardware hacker, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc. He specialises in the invention and design of electronic devices. Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the legendary hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries, where he helped raise awareness of computer security vulnerability research and disclosure. Joe has spent more than a decade discovering security flaws in embedded systems and teaching others how to reverse engineer such systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University and a Doctorate of Science in Technology (Honorary) degree from the University of Advancing Technology.

Blog: Joe 'Kingpin' Grand on Hacker History


Glacis are behavioural change experts that deliver improved security and digital productivity for our customers. We have combined our national security & cyber heritage with the latest trends in behavioural science to create our Secure Behaviour framework – this provides a detailed and comprehensive diagnosis of human risk factors and recommended behaviour change plans that cover training, organisational design and culture shifts. Our innovative techniques ensure that lasting behaviour change is achieved across all business levels.


IAPP training courses

IAPP is a non-for-profit, member driven organisation focused on global information privacy. IAPP membership offers access to an expansive professional community and a wealth of privacy information and resources, including exclusive content and tools, expert analysis, legislative alerts and original reporting.

Not So Secure

notsosecure.comNot So Secure training courses

With our 10+ years’ experience in Penetration Testing and IT security, the depth of our knowledge and expertise, plus our tailor-made approach to each engagement that sets us apart…” forming NotSoSecure, the founders set out to build a company that was globally recognised in the field of Penetration Testing and Hacking Training but also one that kept true to its roots of being a boutique specialist firm; practical, to the point, relationship oriented.

Founders; Dan Haagman is a well-known Cyber Security entrepreneur (14 years in the market) who founded one of the UK’s leading Pen Testing, Hacking Education. Sumit “Sid” Siddharth (10 years in the market) is known to be one of the leading world experts on Penetration Testing and as a BlackHat speaker and trainer. Sid heads NotSoSecure’s Hacking Team and leads the creation of our Intellectual Property.

Offensive Security

Offensive Security specialises in offering penetration testing services for highly secure environments. Our services are provided by the same people that teach the classes, create the tools and write the books.

They also provide the only performance based, hands on, Information Security Training and certifications in the industry. Gain real world penetration testing experiences and earn the most respected information security training in the field.

The Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group training courses

A digital cybercrime experience.

Founded in 2001, The Risk Management Group (TRMG) provides refreshing new ways to examine and explain risks in the high-tech era. We demonstrate and illuminate today's data breach and cyber risks in layman's language, jargon-free, for audiences at all levels; from the Board to users.

Secure Coding Academy

scademy.comSecure Coding Academy training courses

The Secure Coding Academy is an internationally recognised professional training provider that focuses on changing coding habits for the better. They can educate software engineers & architects in how to develop secure systems, train programmers how to write secure code and introduce best-practices to testers how to find security vulnerabilities.


sikercyber.comSiker ICS training courses

We have successfully been delivering hands-on, instructor-led ICS Security courses for CPNI/NCSC for over 4 years now and the success of these courses has grown into a secondary market of individual companies requiring additional multiple courses as well as the vendors of products and services who need to understand what the front-line business will be demanding from them.

Silent Break Security

The Silent Break Security team motto is “Perfect practice makes perfect”, and you can see this throughout their innovative tools, customer service, and community outreach. Their diverse training and experience allows Silent Break Security to understand what your company needs. Give the team a
complex security problem and they’ll deliver a customised solution that simply works.

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Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He is the author of many IDA plug-ins and co-author of Gray Hat Hacking, and he has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, Defcon, ToorCon, and ShmooCon.


We are a group of experts devoted to tackling the toughest problems and most challenging technologies in software today. Focusing on operating system internals and networking, we aim to deliver expert solutions for the Big Three (Windows, Linux and Mac OS), and the leading mobile derivatives - Android and iOS. We both provide training on demand, and serve as mentors or project managers.

Technologeeks Instructors teach monthly on campus for industry leaders - Adobe, Checkpoint, and Intel, to name but a few. As consultants, we either mentor or outsource difficult projects.


'Improvise, Adapt and Overcome’. Three seemingly simple words forming a well-quoted motto, though often difficult to achieve in practice. The speed and pressure of the information age has challenged organisations to build a workforce capable of meeting the demands of constant game-changing
innovation. Those who succeed stay with, or ahead of the curve.

Charged to change habits of mind, 2creatEffects has helped thousands of individuals, teams, and organisations acquire the habits of mind, working practices, and culture needed to thrive. Although our approach embraces knowledge, experience, and institutional wisdom, we encourage challenging the status-quo, embrace diversity of thought, and strive towards making thinking outside of the box the norm. We call this Dynamic Thinking.


WiCompli training courses

WiCompli is a game-based learning programme to support and embed awareness and application of good data protection. Playfulness has two important ingredients, creativity and problem solving, both crucial to achieving real change.

WiCompli is designed to stimulate deeper and more challenging conversations, allowing key messages to stick which results in tangible behavioural and systemic change. WiCompli is being used by a wide range of organisations including luxury car makers, the rail industry and social housing in a movement that is changing the way we learn about data protection.

Education Partners

Cyber Security education

Edinburgh Napier

The Cyber Academy is a division of the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. It is an impartial and independent organisation, that aims to promote research, skills development and education in the area of Cyber Security. They work together with businesses in the cyber security and digital forensics sectors, with NGOs, government and other academic institutions.

In partnership with QA we promote research and planning that leads to mitigation of risks. They work with a number of partners, creating awareness as well as working with law enforcement and other academic partners to build national security capabilities. The Cyber Academy provides awareness and training, and organises a series of seminars, symposia and conferences every year.