Customer Reviews

What People Say?

I have worked on a number of interesting "cyber" problems with Stuart and he has always firmly hit the nail on the head. He has a substantive breadth and depth to his knowledge that covers the full range of complex skills required for the 360 DFIR view, everything from IoC extraction and live forensics through to InfoSec programme management and board level consultancy. He is always on my call list for talking through complicated situations and complex scenarios in the global view of cyber defence.
Stuart and his team at AffinitasGlobal have proven themselves to be extremely capable in the field of cyber incident response and management at both local and global levels. His breadth of knowledge and experience in this field have given me peace of mind and his solutions provide fast and accurate information that help me to make critical decisions promptly. Of huge value for me and my senior management team is Stuart’s ability to translate complex scenarios and situations into everyday language that the business can understand and act upon easily.
Global Head of Cyber Security
U.K. Insurance PLC

We learn – we train – we fight – we learn again

We weren't big enough for Gartner to include us in their survey (yet).

But we stack up well against their top five criteria for selecting an incident management partner!

First Our People

Cyber Incident Management & Response is most definitely a team sport. As with any team it’s important to blend unique skill sets to mount an effective defence against the most sophisticated adversaries. Having the right people with the right skills means you solve problems faster and create insight and perspective in complex cyber attack situations

Technology Agnostic

We are not in anyway tied to a specific technology or limited to one analytical methodology. We know our noughts and ones. Being able to rapidly apply our knowledge and experience to a given incident allows us to swiftly detect the most advanced attacker’s activities.

Intelligence Driven

We understand the need to stay abreast of the current threat landscape, and we understand how to leverage threat intelligence sources when responding to a cyber attack. We maintain subscriptions to some of the largest threat intelligence sources across the globe. In a response situation we utilise these resources to quickly and accurately identify, contain and remediate the attack.

Remediation Focused

Our focus is firmly on resolving incidents as fast as possible. Using cutting edge technology and rapid intervention techniques we target the data that will give you the answers you need as quickly as you need them. From effective triage tools through volatile data analysis and remote collection scripts we generally have the answer whilst more traditional IR teams are still taking disk images.

We Train Like We fight

Our team are time served and have years of digital forensics and incident response investigation experience. They are generally SANS Institute trained and take responsibility for their own learning in their down time. We have plans to share our knowledge and experience through the development of a Cyber Range in the coming months. Watch the blog for news of how we are progressing with this exciting new development project.

Stuart Bird

Founder & Managing Director

Stuart is a security professional with over 16 year’s global experience in the digital forensics, incident response and cyber security space. In total he has 33 years criminal, corporate, cyber investigation and cyber security experience and has worked across many industry sectors including finance, retail, insurance, manufacturing and oil & gas.

Working at senior manager and executive board level over a number of years, Stuart has broad experience in leading, managing and developing digital forensic investigation, incident response and security consulting teams. Throughout his executive career Stuart has maintained advanced skills in digital forensics and cyber incident response as well as developing a broad range of cyber incident management consulting knowledge and experience. He has successfully implemented efficient and cost-effective cyber incident and cyber incident management protocols within a number of complex globally recognised brands.

Eddie Lim

Regional director - ASEAN

Eddie has almost 2 decades of experience in the financial services regulatory sector along with extensive knowledge of the Singapore market. He was a part of Regulatory and Compliance practices at major accounting and professional service firms across Singapore. Possessing strong technical skills in Singapore regulations and guidelines, he has extensive knowledge in the Banking Act, Securities and Futures Act, Financial Advisers Act, Know-Your-Customers and Anti-Money Laundering requirements.

He has served as the Head of Compliance for a family office and headed the Regulatory desks in his previous appointments. He was the appointed Compliance Officer and Deputy Head for the Corporate Finance arm of a professional services firm. Other than regulatory experience, he also has experience in coordinating deals and performed due diligence work in this area.

Eddie graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business and holds a Diploma in Compliance awarded by the International Compliance Association.