International (Hands-on) Independent Emergency Incident Responder, Investigator, Threat Hunter, Pen Tester and Instructor. I have also been a CISO and have cybersecurity management experience, and have implemented security programs and built SECOPS teams for multinational corporations and governments.
I am an accomplished and technical strong information security professional with 22+ years within IT and cybersecurity, establishing, running and leading Security Operations, SOC and IR teams. I come from a technical and hands-on background (yet strong academic aptitude). I also operate well in the strategic and GRC side of IT security, and have even mentored students in cutting-edge cybersecurity research projects as a university lector. I hold a MSc in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity (with distinction) and was module leader and created several online modules for the national MBA in cybersecurity. I have taught Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking and Incident Response at master and bachelor level as well as industry 3-10 days full courses in Analysing Malware, Incident Response, Security Operations and Threat Hunting.
I hold several industry certifications and believe in continuous development – Never stop learning! Some of the certifications I hold (or held) are:
GCIH (SANS Certified Incident Handler)
eCTHP (Certified Threat Hunter Professional)
OSWP (Offensive Security Wireless Professional)
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
CSPT (Certified Security Testing Professional – Web Apps)
CIPR (GCHQ-Certified Cyber Incident Planning & Response)
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) Certified by EC-Council
ACE (AccessData Certified Examiner, Digital Forensics)
CHFI (Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator)
CEPT (Certified Expert Penetration Tester – IACRB)
CREA (Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst - IACRB)
CCFE (Certified Computer Forensics Examiner - IACRB)
ISO 27001 Lead Implementer – IBITGQ
GDPR DPO Practitioner
When teaching, presenting or mentoring, I often get the feedback "your passion for your chosen subject is infectious!". I want to make a difference and believe in the statement “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life".