• Lead Cyber Security Consultant

    at ABSA Bank

    January 2018 - at Present


    • Lead and design security solutions within the Chief Security Office for internal business units, as . well as virtual teams of security and technical specialists. • Cyber and Risk Assessments (Internal / External / SaaS / PaaS / IaaS), Threat Modelling, Penetration Testing, Assurance reviews, Infrastructure design reviews, Penetration Test Scoping, 3rd Party • AWS / Azure Cloud Forum committee member which provides technical guidance and governance compliance in deploying to the cloud securely. • Consulting and practical experience on security solutions such as Email Security Gateways / Packet Inspection / DLP / IPS / WAF / Proxies / Virtualization Environments / SDWAN / EDR / AV-Malware / NAC / IAM / PAM / MDM etc in highly complex environments. • Define patterns and standards for both network infrastructure security and application security to ensure that perimeter/DMZ and trusted zones

  • Information Security Analyst

    at Bidvest Bank

    January 2017 - December 2017


    • Perform Security Assessments on internal or external environments, with the purpose of identifying shortcomings which introduce risk, and make recommendations for changes or improvements. • Consult to projects in terms of identifying risks, vulnerabilities and controls for new deployments. • Identification, management and of information security risks by assisting in identifying, defining and maintaining the information security policy and functional standards. • Proxy management to maintain a secure whitelist / blacklist as well as AV / Malware Scanning / SSL Offloading and Inspection / DLP. • Management and monitoring of Packet Inspectors and IPS Appliances to ensure that alerts are actioned timelessly as well as unknown treats are identified. • Firewall management and monitoring, creation and amending new and existing rules. • SIEM management and reporting from Logs across the organisation.

  • Senior System / Security Engineer

    at Bidvest Bank

    August 2008 - December 2016


    • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans as well as DR BCP’s. • Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will make a hands-off environment. • Proactively manage and maintain servers, network and firewalls, IPS, WAF and related security appliances in the estate. • Administer and support core Microsoft, Cisco, HP, 3COM/3CX and Hyper-V technologies. • Define and document best practice standards and support procedures. • Assist with hardware, firewall, telecom and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations. • Manage computer and user accounts, privileges, rights management and system access via Active directory. • Perform troubleshooting, analysis of alerts, and remediation on systems. • Design and implement security procedures. • Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well as weekend maintenance.

  • First Line Customer Support

    at Integr8 IT

    December 2007 - August 2008


    I assisted customers, predominantly telephonically in interpreting the problem and applying analytical thinking to help resolve the problem. • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues, including account setup and network configuration. • Ask customers targeted questions to quickly understand the root of the problem. • Talk clients through a series of actions, either via phone, email or chat, until they’ve solved a technical issue. • Ensure all issues are properly logged.