I am a versatile technical consultant with a wealth of experience in delivering security work for companies of all sizes. I have extensive experience in assessing the security of web applications, networks and cloud platforms. I’ve delivered high-level threat modelling and participated in large-scale red team exercises.
In addition to my technical skills, I am a capable writer for both specialised and general audiences. On an interpersonal level, I’m known for leading by example and being a patient mentor.
- Senior Cyber Security Consultant at iosiro
My current role. I deliver technical security consulting for companies, particularly startups in the blockchain space.
- Senior Information Security Consultant at F-Secure Consulting (formerly MWR InfoSecurity)
I delivered large-scale strategic cyber security projects and was responsible for quality and efficiency of work and deliverables across the South African consultancy team. I introduced a new reporting system that greatly increased the speed at which large reports were written.
- Information Security Consultant at MWR InfoSecurity
I conducted client cyber security consulting engagements, from web application penetration tests to large adversary simulation projects.
- Computer Science 2 Tutor at Rhodes University
I tutored students during practical CS2 coursework.
- Student IT Technician at Rhodes University
I provided technical support for student laptops.
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Rhodes University
I completed a project about analysing internet background radiation and took courses in Artificial Intelligence, Distributed and Parallel Processing, Information Security, Image Processing, Mobile Development and Real-time Multimedia.
- BSc (InfSys) at Rhodes University
I double majored in Computer Science and Information Systems, with additional courses in Mathematics, Economics, Management, Accounting and Electronics.
- National Senior Certificate at St Dunstan’s College
My high school. In addition to standard school work, I took on Advanced Programme Mathematics and the English Olympiad.
- OSCP (Licence OS-20891)
I completed the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) course. This involved identifing vulnerabilities, exploiting and gaining access to systems, and performing privilege escalation across multiple operating systems.
- English – native
- Afrikaans – rudimentary
- Cyber security consulting
- Penetration testing
- Technical writing
Other activities & achievements
A few other things of interest that I’ve done.
During my time at F-Secure Consulting/MWR InfoSecurity, I was instrumental in organising four HackFu events for our South African office. These were multi-day immersive hacking events, in which participants competed against each other to complete hacking challenges according to a storyline in a themed setting.
My part in organising these events involved coordinating challenges and challenge creators, coming up with themes and story-lines, and playing the role of a number of over-the-top characters, including a mad scientist and a dictator.
Our 2017 event received a writeup in htxt.
I have developed a number of games and game-adjacent things since I was in high-school, including a vulnerable VM that has been favourably compared to OSCP lab machines. I have also created and contributed to various open-source projects.
On weekends, I work as an instructor at an ice-skating academy, where I teach children and adults the basics of ice-skating.