• Ipswich, Suffolk HQ Cybersecurity partner Spear Shield, customer testimonals

    Cybersecurity Specialists.
    ​Ipswich, Suffolk, HQ.

    Spear Shield is an award winning cybersecurity partner headquartered in Ipswich that specialises in working with businesses across Suffolk, East Anglia and the UK, helping to identify and mitigate advanced cyber risk.

Spear Shield's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services

The 'Spear'

'Hunting for Threats'

Managed Phishing Simulation Service

Spear Shield's Managed Phishing Simulation Service is a great way to identify and better understand human-activated risk in your organisation. Delivered as a fully managed service, there is no need to spend internal resource creating and running campaigns. The team will create tailored campaigns with interactive training pages to deliver to your user's and will include full executive ready reporting with industry benchmarking, user behaviour insights and more.

Proactive Incident Response

Take a proactive approach to incident response with Spear Shield's 24/7 Managed Detection Response Service. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It is not just a service, it's a peace of mind. Spear Shield MDR customers benefit from having an elite team of skilled threats proactively hunting threats to protect their business 24/7 365.

Vulnerability Management

Identify, assess and address potential security weaknesses in your organisation by taking a proactive approach to vulnerability management. Spear Shield can either deliver this as a fully managed service which includes full reporting and remediation guidance or as a solution to help you identify and mitigate vulnerability risk.

Penetration Testing

Identifying gaps and weaknesses before attackers can exploit them is essential to risk management. Understand where to prioritise your security efforts and resources by understanding what the most critical risks are, the business impact and how best to solve them.

Security Awareness Training

The team specialises in helping organisations mitigate human-activated risk by combining security awareness and training with real-time teachable moments at the point of risk. Whether this be through email protection on the inbound or outbound or a training solution user's can be enrolled in to help raise education and end-user security awareness.

Security Behaviour Engineering

Security behaviour engineering involves changing a users security behaviour at the point of risk - without impacting productivity. This is achieved by providing intelligent prompts during risk user activity on both the inbound and outbound.

THE are a fast growing business and it was important to find a security solution and service that can scale with our business growth. Being able to respond to cyber threats 24/7, 365 days of the year is a must have to protect our network, people and data that are based all over the world. 

​We consulted with our trusted security partner Spear Shield, who worked closely with us from the pre-sales stage to post-sales support helping us get set up. It's great to have one less thing to worry about knowing that the Sophos MDR Ops Team are hunting and responding to cyber threats on our behalf.

A. Foreman. Head of IT at Times Higher Education

The 'Shield'

'Protecting your business'

Managed Detection Response Service

Spear Shield's 24/7 Managed Detection Response enables our customers to add a team of 24/7, human-led skilled threat hunters to their internal resource to help hunt, detect and neutralise advanced cyber threats. 

Email Security

Protect your users and sensitive data on both the inbound and outbound with intelligent email security. Catch and alert user's to sophisticated inbound email threats that have bypassed your Secure Email Gateway or M365, mitigate the risk of a human-error data breach and ensure what needs to be shared encrypted, is sent securely without any friction to the user or recipient.

Network Security

Protect both your modern distributed network at both the edge and within your core network with next-generation Firewalls, Wireless Security, Zero Trust Network Access, Switches, RED devices and more.

Attack Surface Management

You can't secure, what you can't see. Before you're able to secure your network, you need to understand what's on it. Spear Shield can help you with real-time network visibility to help you identify and secure IT, OT, IoT, IoMT.

Mobile Threat Defence

Protect mobile users and empower BYOD with Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Threat Defence. Protect company data against employee risk of SMS phishing attacks, unsecured Wifi, Malware Apps, OS exploits and more.

Spear Shield Managed Support

Spear Shield can offer a tailored Managed Support Service to become true extensions of your internal resource and help you achieve maximum return on investment from your chosen security solutions. Customer's benefit from our in-house technical expertise, approachability and communication.

Spear Shield's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services

Seven were looking for a local partner that could assist us with enhancing our cyber security across the group and we approached Spear Shield for an initial discussion. We were impressed with their knowledge, product awareness and importantly, the approachability of the team, and we quickly built up a good business to business relationship.

​Subsequently, Spear Shield have now run a succesful phishing email campaign for us to highlight awareness and compliment training, as well as assisting us in replacing our threat protection across the entire business with a Sophos solution.

​With other plans for the future, we look forward to continuing to work with Spear Shield and would recommend them to other local businesses.

J. Farthing. Group IT Manager at Seven Group

Spear Shield Technology Partners

"The team and I have conducted extensive market evaluation, so our customers don't have to. We stay strong by the philosophy, if it's not good enough for our internal security operations, it should not be good enough for our customers. We've seen too many partners put forward hundreds of different options and it's great to be in a position where we can strategically advise our customer base based on our own IT and User Experience."

J. Broadbent. CTO at Spear Shield
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Spear Shield's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services


The team at Spear Shield have several year's experience working within both the private and public sector, have a very consultative approach and would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organisation.

Why customers Secure with Spear Shield

Over 20+ Year's Experience

Working within the private sector, public sector and large enterprise to help organisations solve complex and advanced cybersecurity challenges.

Strategic Portfolio

The team at Spear Shield have done the hard work evaluating the market, understanding the pro's, con's of each solution and what's going to provide the best security outcomes and value for investment so you don't have to.

In-House Technical Expertise

Our customer's benefit from Spear Shield's in-house technical expertise for both pre and post-sales support

In-House Technical Expertise

Cyber criminals collaborate... so why shouldn't the good guys too? Spear Shield customers benefit from our regularly hosted Security Social.exe free to attend cybersecurity social and networking events. 

Let's crush the bad guys together!

Spear Shield has an award winning portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services that can help keep your network, people and data secure.

Access to the best Commercials

Spear Shield's relationships and technical investment with our partners enables us to provide our customer's with the most competitive commercials available. 


Everything you need to know about Spear Shield.

Do I have to be a customer to attend a Security Social.exe event?

No you don't! Whilst we'd of course hope that one day you might be... Our Security Social events are to provide people with a platform to network. We've built a community of local based IT professionals in East Anglia and Edinburgh so far where people can come together to share cybersecurity challenges and advice for best practice with one another.

Does Spear Shield offer term-based licensing or MSP?

Here at Spear Shield, we can offer both! Consider us a hybrid MSP and VAR (Value added reseller). We are set-up with our vendors to offer our customers all options to ensure we can align our cybersecurity solutions and services with your preferred budget type. Please speak with the team for details.

Can Spear Shield supply public sector organisations through a procurement framework?

Yes! Spear Shield has routes to market including G-Cloud to be able to supply our public sector customers with our cybersecurity solutions and services. Please speak with the team for details.

Can Spear Shield work with Large Enterprise?

Yes! and we do. Our Team has many, many combined years experience working with some of the largest private sector enterprises across the country to help tackle and solve cyber risk. All of Spear Shield's cybersecurity solutions and services are scalable and enterprise-grade.

Does Spear Shield offer not-for-profit discount?

Yes, the Spear Shield Team will always ensure any eligible not-for-profit and public sector discounts are applied to any quotes for our cybersecurity solutions and services.

What are some of the top cybersecurity threats for 2023?

Here are some of the top cybersecurity threats organisations are facing in 2023. 

Social Engineering
Any network is hackable if an employee can be duped into sharing access.

Third-Party Exposure
Vendors, clients, and app integrations with poor security can provide access to an otherwise well-protected network.

Configuration Mistakes
Your cybersecurity investments are only as strong as they are configured correctly.

Human Activated Risk
User education and visibility for IT is essential to ensure those with network access and those handling sensitive data are maintaining cyber best practices.


Hackers are targeting back-ups and using extortion more and more to push receiving the ransom payment from their victims.

Mobile Devices

Every mobile device is a gateway to your network and sensitive business data.

Lack of resource and expertise

Human-led cyber attacks require human-led threat hunting. Unfortunately, skilled threat hunters are few and far between. 

Internet of Things (IoT)
Smart technology users may not realise that any IoT device can be hacked to obtain network access. Securing your network starts with understanding what's on it.

Is there any obligation when opting for a free cybersecurity service by Spear Shield?

No there isn't! The team will just use that as an opportunity for us to work together on a project and prove the value we can provide you as a future strategic partner.

How can I reduce my employees click-rate?

This is an area where the cybersecurity experts at Spear Shield thrive! We've worked with organisations to help reduce employee click rates from 70+% to 0% without the need for any end-user awareness training.

Online training content doesn't work.

Classroom based training gets forgotten.

Static email banners get ignored.

Speak with the team about real-time end-user awareness training to help mitigate the risk of a phishing attack in your organisation.

Why Spear Shield for Managed Detection Response Services?

The team at Spear Shield are an Award Winning Sophos Partner and have a combined 20+ years experience working with Sophos. Our relationship and technical investment, enables Spear Shield to offer our customers the most competitive commercials available. Sophos is one of the largest providers of MDR across the globe with over 17,000 + organisations using the MDR service and is what powers the Spear Shield 24/7 Managed Detection Response Service.

Why Spear Shield for a Managed Phishing Simulation Service?

Spear Shield's Managed Phishing Simulation Service provides our customers with managed phishing simulations and security awareness training for their users delivered as a fully managed services. Customers benefit from the tailored spear phishing examples that the Spear Shield team can tailor to your organisation and also base our templates on real-world phish that we see that are able to evade detection from 3rd party secure email gateways and Microsoft 365. After each campaign, customers benefit from receiving an executive ready report with all of the information and data required to be able to confidently articulate risk back to the business.

What's included in Spear Shield's Managed Phishing Simulation Service reports?

The cybersecurity experts at Spear Shield will provide you with executive ready reporting with all of the intelligence you require to provide cyber-assurance to your organisation.

- Engagement Overview
- % Click Rate
- No. of Credentials Harvested
- Individual Campaign Performance
- Device Breakdown
- Caught-User Breakdown
- User Behaviours Insights

- Industry Benchmarking
- Consultative Recommendations