Our Story

Like any good story, ours was not a straight path to where we are today. Before Abricto Security began, our founder, Cornel du Preez, was a security practitioner in higher education, industrial IoT, healthcare and technology services. Moving into security consulting brought additional insight into how dozens of organizations across various business verticals operated from a security perspective. In working with different teams with varying goals, strategies and resources, he realized the value he could provide in communicating to his clients why a security threat had occurred and what steps could be taken to prevent such threats from occurring again. Being able to provide that value to his clients became his passion. Cornel founded Abricto Security on this premise: that companies had a right to the knowledge of how to keep their organization and information secure. As a full-service information security consultancy firm backed by the established Hancock Askew & Co, Abricto Security can do just that.

Abricto’s team is comprised of security consultants, penetration testers and IT professionals who work on protecting our clients’ most valuable assets. The detailed approach and perspective we provide are customized to our client’s needs. We are dedicated to creating both a strong first and lasting impression and empowering our clients to understand and take control of their risk profiles.

Abricto Security derives its name from the South African Abrictosaurus; a nimble dinosaur that made up for its size with cleverness and skill. Much like the Jurassic Period, the hacking world requires quick minds and strategic movements to keep ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape.


Our Mission

Our ethos is simple: to protect you with the knowledge and expertise to keep your organization and information secure. Just like clients, no two security risks are alike. We’re here for your protection and peace of mind.

Our Team

We are a team of security leaders, consultants, ethical hackers and cloud professionals. Our backgrounds may be varied, but our objective is shared: to protect you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to keep your organization and information secure. View us as your cyber security subject matter experts, passionately and actively testing your organization's security posture to identify and mitigate real-world business risks. Nice to meet you.

Cornel du Preez


Founder and Managing Director

Cornel is an established subject matter expert in offensive security and serves as the Founder and Managing Director of Abricto Security. In this role, he oversees the strategic growth and development of the firm....

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Chad Miller


Solutions Architect

Chad is a Solutions Architect at Abricto Security and has over twenty years of experience working with private and public companies specializing in best practices as it relates to process and control development....

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Brent Brackin

Director of Business Development

Brent leads business development at Abricto Security. His focus is building a client engagement strategy and process that best aligns the individual needs of each client to the services and solutions Abricto...

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Anthony Ralston

CCNA R&S, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCNP R&S, CCDP, Palo Alto ACE, OSCP, OSWP, CompTIA Security+, MS InfoSec, Certified Cyber Security Professional

Senior Security Consultant

Anthony is an Offensive Security Professional with extensive experience in ethical hacking and assessing network and application security controls. He has many areas of expertise that have developed over many years...

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Rob Waltman


Senior Security Consultant

Rob is an Offensive Security Professional with experience in several information security and ethical hacking disciplines. He has performed web application, external, and internal penetration tests and has conducted several social engineering...

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Joedy Glenn

MBA, CISSP, CISM, HITRUST, PCI, GDPR, HIPAA, MS-Azure Architect Technologies, AWS SAA

Senior Security Architect

Joedy Glenn is an established leader with over 24 years supporting cybersecurity, cloud, infrastructure, application development, business transformation solutions, audit and compliance and secure enterprise...

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Cheryl Mortenson

Client Success Manager

Cheryl is a Sales Operations leader with 15+ years’ experience in backup/disaster recovery, networking, information security, and critical communications technology industries. She has specialized in business analysis, administration and...

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Daniel Cornett

Junior Security Consultant

Daniel is a Junior Security Consultant with experience in reverse engineering and is taking his first steps into the professional world of Cybersecurity. Daniel has a drive for education and helping others. Daniel is currently enrolled at the...

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Want to join our team?

We’re always looking for like-minded security professionals to join our team. If working on a team of dedicated ethical hackers and security practitioners with top notch clients sounds like the gig for you, check out our Careers page.