Celebrating Ten Years of 2T Security

Back in May 2013, the world was jamming to "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk & Pharrell, while Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the Manchester United Manager. Meanwhile, two cyber security specialists, both named Tony, launched a specialized information and cyber security consultancy called 2T Security.

The inception of 2T Security began with a project for central government, where the independent consultants Tony Badsey-Ellis and Tony Beadle provided leading risk analysis services and security architecture expertise, respectively. Their exceptional service was so seamless that they were dubbed “the two Tonys,” and they eventually decided to join forces.

Over the past ten years, a lot has transpired, including five Prime Ministers (as of this writing), a pandemic, and England winning a significant football tournament. The cyber security industry has also undergone substantial changes to handle increasingly complex challenges across a broader attack surface.

We have had the privilege of working with some of the most exceptional individuals in cyber security, and we have even convinced some of them to join our team. Together, we have assisted numerous teams in understanding risk, constructing robust security architecture, and implementing world-class security monitoring, all with the goal of facilitating their delivery.

We subsequently designed RiskTree as we could not find an adequate tool that allowed consistent high-quality risk analysis aligned with agile delivery and written in business language.

In 2018, we became one of the few NCSC Assured Services Providers through the Certified Cyber Security Supplier (CCSC) scheme, recognizing our ability to provide high-quality advice to government departments.

More recently, our team worked tirelessly to secure systems for the NHS Test and Trace program’s rollout without any reported incidents. While the phrase “next slide, please” became a national catchphrase, we were focused on enabling data flow and informing those briefings, including finding ways to secure vast amounts of individual consumer information while avoiding the stealth creation of a national identity register.

We typically don’t divulge much of our work, partly because we’re security professionals, but also because we’ve been focused on building an exceptional business. Nevertheless, we are incredibly proud of our team, clients, and delivery. We want to express our gratitude to all those who have been a part of our journey.

As many in the cyber security industry know, a decade can feel like a lifetime and no time at all. Here’s to the next ten years – cheers!