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Colin van Niekerk

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Colin van Niekerk is an avid technology enthusiast and Information Security Specialist who broke his first computer at age 8. By age 12, he had coded his first game, which included a simple, home baked Artificial Intelligence engine and at 15 he was sneaking out of bed at night to read his fathers BSc Computer Science textbooks.

In more recent years, he has attained the GCFE and GCFA certifications and joined the SANS/GIAC DFIR Advisory Board. Honours and awards include winning a Netwars tournament and a Lethal Forensicator Coin.

Colin is currently a Security Specialist within a large health insurance and financial services company where he spends his days either on Linux servers, buried in his digital forensics lab or consulting to the business on security related matters.

Colin tweets sporadically (@colinvanniekerk) and his LinkedIn profile is available here: