Cyber Research specialise in combining the world’s best technology with expert people and process to deliver protective cyber solutions for customers all over the world.

Customers come to us because they realise they need 24/7 cyber security monitoring and detection over and above their own prevention strategies, which are no longer enough to beat today’s evolving threats. 

We create the benefit of scale to our customers’ advantage, meaning we provide the world’s best security software and service delivery to our wide range of customers, at an affordable price.

In addition to 24/7 cyber protection, monitoring and response, we provide a full range of cyber security services such as testing, assessment, training, forensics and consulting.

Founded in 2010 in New Zealand to deliver forensic support to law enforcement and insurance investigative processes, we quickly built capability in penetration testing and security operations. We established operations in Australia in 2015 and UK in 2017. Today we offer security operations centres in these locations and provide services to customers all over the world.


Steve Byrne, Chief Technology Officer

Steve founded Cyber Research in 2010. Today he oversees technical delivery, QA and leads the penetration testing and fraud investigations business units. Steve has a 25-year background in Information Security, Information Management and Senior Executive roles in IT. Steve is passionate about quality and authenticity when it comes to cyber security services. Steve also ensures Cyber Research provides the highest quality in every customer engagement and that our company always communicates in non-technical language so our customers can gain the fullest benefit and value from engaging with us.

Tony Barnes, MBA, MInfoSysSec, CISSP
Chief Executive Officer

Tony has more than 28 years experience in executive management and leadership in global organisations and technology companies. He has served as CEO of a London Stock Exchange listed technology company which he led to recognition in the Deloitte Fast 50 index as the 6th fastest growing company in UK and 17th Fastest in Europe in 2010. He has served as COO of an $1.5 Billion ASX-listed company and MD/CEO of several other technology companies. Tony holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA, Dist.) and a Masters in Information Systems Security (MIS Security, Dist.) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).