Cyber Security
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Key hire as Aura Information Security continues expansion

By  Media Release,
 8 October 2019


Aura Information Security has announced the appointment of accomplished information security expert, Christo Gouws, to the role of senior security consultant.

With extensive experience across a wide range of industries, including financial services, consulting and construction, Gouws joins Aura’s Wellington-based team.

The hire follows recent news of the appointment of Marnu Havenga and Stephen Coates to senior security consultant positions in Aura’s Auckland office.

Gouws specialises in infrastructure and systems security and brings to Aura more than fourteen years’ experience in multi-tier system architecture for active directory, messaging and collaboration systems. His skills span information security consultation, administration, and disaster recovery and planning.

In welcoming Gouws on board, Aura general manager Peter Bailey notes that demand for experienced information security specialists is growing rapidly amongst New Zealand businesses.

“Customer demand for senior expertise is increasing so we’re pleased to be able to add further capability and capacity to our staff roster. Christo brings with him a wealth of experience and proven skills, particularly in industries where data security requirements are clear.”

A recent arrival from South Africa, Gouws was most recently employed at a major banking group. Prior to that, he provided security expertise to clients in the construction industry in South Africa and in the Middle East.

Gouws' experience is backed by multiple industry qualifications in the information security and related fields, including Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, ITIL Foundation, IBM Certified Specialist, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Professional.