CORNEL DU PREEZ
MBA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, OSCP, AWS SAA
Co-Founder & Senior Partner, Strategy and Engineering
Cornel is an established subject matter expert in offensive security and serves as Sr. Partner, Strategy and Technology of Abricto Security. In this role, he oversees the strategic growth and development of the firm. On top of spear-heading new service development, he leads team training initiatives, searches for top talent, and builds the Abricto Security brand. Cornel is involved in the open-source community and regularly presents at regional security conferences where he shares his experience and lessons learned.
Cornel has a passion for partnering with clients who want to assess their security posture and drive secure best-practices. He received his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of North Georgia and his Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He holds a variety of industry certifications, including Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS), Social Engineering Pentest Professional (S.E.P.P.), among others.
With more than a decade of experience in information security, Cornel has operated in multiple enterprise environments in both offensive and defensive security roles including incident response tabletops, DevOps engineering, cloud architecture reviews, and full-scope red team engagements. He has spent many years in a consultant capacity, assessing Fortune 1000 clients’ security postures and conducting both technical and executive debriefs. Cornel’s experience in healthcare, higher education, technology, and industrial verticals equip him with the necessary insight to manage and lead Abricto Security.