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Shawn van Zyl

Shawn van Zyl

CEO and Founding Member of Siber Group

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A dynamic techie, with a passion for innovation. At the age of 26, Shawn started his first tech company, with the help of his business partners the company provided technology products and services to various mines in South Africa. Shawn moved to New Zealand in 2012, having sold his tech company. He came to Aotearoa with a vision of starting a tech firm that makes a difference. Having worked in New Zealand for one of the largest risk and insurance companies in the world. His role as a senior broker gave him a first-hand insight to a truly global operation.
Providing Cyber insurance and risk management advice was not enough. Shawn wanted to be in the front lines, to work with all entities in New Zealand. He wanted to stop an attack from breaching systems in the first place. Shawn decided to study ethical hacking and security auditing, this along with his risk management experience, gave him confidence that he could offer a better solution to New Zealand firms when it came to Cyber risk management.
Shawn and Jaco’s paths crossed and an instant friendship was forged. They both share an absolute passion for Cyber Security and believe “we can do more in New Zealand”.
The vision for Siber Group is to work with all companies, government and other security firms to make New Zealand a safer place online.
Jacob van Rensburg

Jacob van Rensburg

CTO and Founding Member of Siber Group

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Jaco has a multifaceted understanding of information security across multiple industry sectors based on 23 years of applied expertise. To date in SG he has focused on building a team of professional and respected security subject matter experts. He has a keen vision of the service ethic and is passionate about achieving high standards of delivery. He currently directs Siber Group's service offerings and delivery protocols.

Career and Interests:

  • 18 year tenure in corporate institutions specialising in IT systems, service delivery and information security.
  • Jacob focus is on the strategic, tactical, short-term and long-term operations management of Siber Group Products and Services.