Biography

 

I am a senior Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management Professional with a solid technical background and a highly analytical mind. I have been involved within the information security field for the last 15+ years of which the last 7+ in a professional occupation.
I preferably work as the linchpin between business and the technical level using my deep technical knowledge as well as strategic and tactical insights to see multiple steps ahead, oversee consequences and ultimately provide the best solution combining key elements from the information security, privacy and IT risk management fields.
I am a team player with an open and direct style of communication who uses humor, listening skills, broad knowledge and interests to create a pleasant working environment.
Please see my certification page for a current overview of certifications.

Work experience

Over the last 7+ years I have worked in various sectors ranging from government to financial and from high-tech through energy to aviation. Below you will find a list of the most noteworthy projects and companies I have been involved with in no particular order.

  • Information Security architect/Advisor at Cathay Pacific Airways LTD. (Aviation), Hong Kong SAR
  • PKI auditor at Centraal Bureau voor de Statestiek CBS (government)
  • Advisor implementation digital certificates at Agentschap NL (government)
  • PKI advisor implementation at Tennet (electricity distribution)
  • PKI engineer at AkzoNobel (industrial chemicals)
  • IPv6 analyst and masterclass trainer at Capgemini Outsourcing (outsourcing IT services)
  • Information Security auditor/architect at a high-tech company (high-tech)
  • Information Security Officer at Sociale Verzekeringsbank (government)
  • Information Security Consultant at Nationale-Nederlanden (financial services/insurance)
  • Information Security coordinator and PKI stream lead at ING Insurance Central Europe (financial services/insurance)
  • Security tester/advisor at ING Insurance Central Europe (financial services/insurance), Prague
  • Penetration tester at various companies (government, industrial, high-tech, telecom, financial services)
  • Senior Information Security Engineer, Magion ISS b.v. (industrial services e.g. oil, gas and chemical)

More detailed descriptions of various assignments can be provided upon request as far as professional etiquette and ethics will allow (apart from signed non-disclosure agreements).