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Cyrise Elevate

Learn from the best.
Expand your network.
Get better, faster.

Cyber security is a high-stakes career

“​​I have to do it with the resources I have – the business has multiple priorities so I cannot keep asking for more security staff.”

“ If my company fails in an area which I am responsible for, I have to take responsibility.”

“Part of the anxiety is that I’m not really sure whether what we are doing is enough.”

Meet CyRise Elevate

A development program and community where you’ll learn from the world’s best security thought leaders and join a small, high-trust tribe of professionals in a similar role.

Scale-up tribes

Especially for cyber security leaders in fast-growth startups. Share tips, tricks and woes as you address the growing pains of rapidly growing organisations.

GRC tribes

Wrangle the GRC requirements of both new and established organisations. Share which tools and tactics work for you, and learn from others.

Technical tribes

Share strategies that give you the ultimate security hardness for resource spend. Learn how to bridge the gap between security and engineering.


"I completed some core work which I presented internally, but at the CyRise Elevate dinner I got an entirely new perspective on how it could have been done differently. I am going back to work tomorrow to completely redo it. Just that one chat was worth its weight in gold”.
Natalie, Information Security Manager, Marketplacer

Our values


We seek truth even when it is uncomfortable to do so. Where trade offs are required between values, we fall back to truth seeking.


We give before we get. We give of our expertise, our skills and our time without any expectation of anything in return.


We aim for world class and when we reach the top of our game, we slowly go further. Tenacious and optimistic, we commit to world-class standards and strive with confidence and humility.


We don’t embrace failure – nobody likes to fail. But we embrace experimentation, an open analysis of what went wrong, and sharing those lessons freely and without fear.


We are open about what we are good at and what we are not. By being radically transparent with each other and delivering our stories with kindness and warmth, we all get better, faster.

CyRise Elevate Reflections

The latest news and events from our community

Caleb Sima, CSO Robinhood, on dealing with humans

Guest advisor Caleb Sima is Chief Security Officer at Robinhood – the well-known stock brokerage app you may already have on your phone. He shared his thoughts on dealing with humans with our CyRise Elevate members. Over a 20+ year career, Caleb has co-founded three companies, been a hacker, a CTO, a CEO, and is now […]

Scaling and Maturing the Security Function

Swathi Joshi is VP, SaaS Cloud Security at Oracle. Based in San Francisco, she was previously Security Engineering Manager (Detection and Response) at Netflix. Swathi received her Masters in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University (US), and a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science from NMAM Institute of Technology (India). She is a board […]

How to Hire Great Cybersecurity Talent

Hugh Williams spent several years in the US working in technical executive roles at Google, eBay and Microsoft, and is currently Melbourne Business School’s first Melbourne Enterprise Professor. We invited Hugh to share his wisdom on hiring incredible tech teams.

We’re scouting out new CyRise Elevate members

Our new tribes will be made up of GRC or technical leaders with strategic responsibilities who want to get better, faster. Is that you?

We’d love to hear from you.

Email us: [email protected]