Rudi Dicks

Technical Director

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Rudi has more than 15 years of experience in network design and server administration with a focus on information security. Rudi has conducted penetration tests for multiple top 100 companies and multi-national organizations. He is well versed in best practices and compliance including King III; POPI; OWASP; ISO27001; PCI; NIST and US Laws (SOX; HIPAA; GLBA)

He specializes in network and server related security including:

  • Penetration testing (team leader)
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Project management
  • Hacking methodologies and tools
  • Hardware/Software Firewalls (All major brands)
  • Network and Host based IDS/IPS solutions
  • Router/Switch Configuration
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange
  • Network scanning
  • Port Management
  • Viruses and Worms
  • Denial of service
  • Honeypots
  • End point security solutions
  • Deep packet inspection
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Auditing
  • Social engineering
  • User training and knowledge transfer

Over and above the technical acumen that Rudi possesses, Rudi has a strong understanding of how information security relates to business risk and is able to easily communicate in both extremely technical terms, as well as in more simplistic terms, providing very meaningful insight to executive and senior management. He manages his intrusive operations with a very sensitive approach, ensuring at all times that those requesting his services are always aware and secure about his activities. Rudi is passionate about his work, and more so about educating organisations about the biggest and most often overlooked point of unauthorized entry namely, social engineering.