We provide IT security advice, consulting, and penetration testing in Aotearoa.

Who are Pākiki Security?

Pākiki Security are a New Zealand based IT Security Company providing advice, security consulting and penetration testing (ethical hacking). The three founders have 45 years of experience in the IT industry, with over 20 in security specifically.

We have some of Aotearoa’s best ethical hackers who have a detailed technical understanding of the attacks which attackers carry out, and can carry out penetration testing against your applications or systems, or provide security advice on how to protect your organisation.

We are proudly based in Christchurch and Wellington and can support clients across the country.

What does Pākiki mean?

Pākiki is the native New Zealand Māori word meaning “to frequently question, inquire, or probe”.
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Our services

IT Security Health Checks (Packages)

We want to help organisations of all sizes protect what matters most. All of our health checks start by understanding you and your organisation. We then review what’s key to your business, what protections you currently have in place and where you can improve.

After all reviews, you will have a better understanding of your current security posture, you will receive a written report, along with recommendations and a security roadmap.


Our introductory package. Includes a light review of your business, what data and systems are important and how those are protected.

This is followed by a scan of your Internet-facing systems to ensure there are no remotely exploitable vulnerabilities present.

Suitable for small businesses.


Our intermediate package. Includes everything from Tahi, in addition to a more thorough review of your business.

Also included is an assessment of a key cloud environment (for example Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace).

Suitable for small-medium organisations.


Our most comprehensive package. Includes everything from Rua.

This also includes external penetration testing and an internal vulnerability assessment.

Suitable for medium-large organisations.

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing (ethical hacking) is where a skilled consultant uses the same tools and techniques as real-world hackers, to identify vulnerabilities within an application or system so that you can understand the vulnerabilities which may be present and fix them before attackers exploit them.

Pākiki has very experienced consultants who can carry out almost any type of penetration testing, including against:

  • Web applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Networks (internal or external)
  • Internet of Things or hardware devices

We can also do audits of:

  • Cloud Security
  • Desktop/mobile hardening
  • Server hardening


In addition to having access to industry standard tools, we’re at the cutting edge of research and development, and develop our own tools. Other penetration testers purchase and use our tools.

Contact us

Contact details

Phone: +64 3 366 5558 (Christchurch)
Phone: +64 4 471 0223 (Wellington)

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