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 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.