Pieter Van Niekerk
ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Certified PECB Trainer
Pieter van Niekerk is a seasoned Information Security Professional with well over 30 years of experience across the domains of Security Assessment, Consulting Services, Technology Enablement, Managed Services and Security Governance. Pieter has worked with governments, financial services institutions, armament corporations, technology firms, intelligence services, telecommunications providers, manufacturers and retailers in over 27 countries across the globe. Pieter is a Certified ITIL Practitioner, ISO-27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer as well as a Qualified Security Assessor for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Pieter is the founder-owner of several successful companies and continues to serve as a coach to a number of small and micro enterprises. As a lecturer to graduate students, Pieter has taught on the subjects of Technology, Strategy and Macro Economics and, in the field of Information Security, his specialty has been Risk Assessment, Compliance Management, Vulnerability Management, Operations Centre Practices and Processes, Incident Response and Security Awareness.
Pieter is based in Centurion, South Africa where he lives with Petronella his wife (and avid supporter since 1980), a modest wine collection and several beautiful custom-built acoustic guitars, acquired from all over the world.