About Us

OnSecurity started when three of the founders met on a long-term testing project, and lived (some would say were forced to live) together in the same hotel in the Middle-East. With a lot of time on their hands in the evening, conversation often turned to the problems with the pen-testing industry.


Making Pentesting Better For Everyone

About OnSecurity

The company was born to answer some questions which had been bothering the founders for years.

  • Why is the pre-testing process (scoping, authorisation, scheduling etc) so clunky and time-consuming for customers?
  • Why do customers have to wait around for up to TWO weeks waiting for a PDF report after a pen-test is complete?
  • Why do pen-test vendors charge different rates to different clients, even for work carried out by the same tester?

We set about tackling these problems one at a time. We would build a platform where customers could get quotes and book tests online, without having to interact with anyone if they didn't want to.

Our testers would report in real time as they found issues so clients could get to work closing down their risks straight away. We would bring our results to our customer's internal tools, such as JIRA, ServiceNow and Slack and become part of the team.

We would bill clients hourly instead of padding out quotes to the nearest day, and we would charge every single client on the platform the same rate. We would be open, honest and transparent in everything we did. Customers would be able to chat to testers while they were testing. And if the test finished sooner than the time quoted, we would hand those hours back.

And so we built the platform and launched OnSecurity in 2018, and haven't looked back since. We quickly achieved CREST certification to ensure we were carrying out our manual-first pen-testing to the high standards you would expect. We are now one of the fastest-growing pen-testing vendors in the world, with a rapidly growing list of awesome customers who love our unique approach to pen-testing.

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The Team

Dave Hewson

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam Luxford

Co-Founder & COO

Conor O'Neill

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Tom Lindley

Co-Founder & CTO

Calum Boal

Senior Security Consultant

Dan Roach

Revenue Operations

Craig Underhill

Penetration Tester

Gus Ralph

Penetration Tester

John Barlow

Software Developer

Lisa Waddell

Administrative Operations

Tamas Horvath

Senior Security Consultant

Tom Keyte

Software Developer

Adam Mackey

Penetration Tester