Vice President and Director of Information Security and Technical Training
Jeff has specialized in information security, information risk management and IT auditing for over 30 years. As Vice President and Director of Information Security Training, he is responsible for the
development and management of CPEInteractive’s information risk, IT security governance and frameworks, and secure software development curriculum and business.
He has held executive positions in information security and risk management with Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firms. In both of these capacities, he has consulted with Fortune 100 companies and national governments, assisting in their development and deployment of enterprise security governance policies and frameworks, and technology solutions that strengthen information security and data privacy/protection.
He served as infrastructure security architect on behalf of the British Government’s National Health Service, the world’s largest electronic medical records deployment project, where he developed security governance to oversee 1,500 software architects and developers.
As manager of global security for VeriSign, he was responsible for ensuring that affiliate companies in 30 countries adhered to VeriSign’s military-grade security standards appropriate to a global certification authority, which he helped to design, deploy, and teach.
Jeff was a partner with a major audit firm in South Africa and a consulting Practice Leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the USA.
He has published security and audit guides, and delivered training courses throughout the USA and internationally on a wide range of technical topics, including Windows security, secure e-commerce, information security and data privacy, cryptography and biometric security, and IT auditing.
Jeff is originally from South Africa, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math, and a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Masters in Finance and Auditing from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor.