IT SECURITY TESTING & ADVISORY SERVICES
COMPANY BACKGROUND

Lateral Security is New Zealand’s leading independent IT security company providing tailored information security testing and advisory services.

Directors Nick von Dadelszen and Ratu Mason founded Lateral Security in 2008 after seeing the need for an independent security services company that uses a highly specialised team of management and technical security consultants.

Since then, Lateral Security has gone from strength to strength and it is now firmly established in New Zealand and Australia with offices in Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne. The company has strategic partners in Hong Kong, Canada and the United States.

Clients include businesses and government agencies with the toughest security needs, including those in the financial services and telecommunications sectors.

 

DIRECTORS

Nick von Dadelszen
Director, Technical Team Lead

Nick is co-founder of Lateral Security and its principal security consultant with over 13 years of experience in the security industry. He is a regular presenter on IT security topics and lectured at Canterbury University. Before co-founding Lateral Security Nick worked at Deloitte New Zealand and security-assessment.com, which is where he first met Ratu Mason.  Nick’s strengths include:

  • Penetration testing (network & application)
  • Architecture and design specialist
  • Application source code analysis
  • Configuration reviews of servers, firewalls, and routers
  • RFID smartcard specialist

Ratu Mason
Director, Relationship Manager

Ratu is co-founder of Lateral Security and its senior sales/relationship manager. He has over 18 years experience in technical and account management positions. He is also an active member of ISIG and “First Tuesday”. Before co-founding Lateral Security Ratu worked at security-assessment.com, Vodafone, Eagle Technology and Telecom New Zealand. Ratu’s strengths include:

  • Relationship and account management
  • Industry knowledge and corporate understanding
  • In-depth telecommunications/IT background
  • Presents at security awareness events
  • Business Intelligence & Webmaster

 

STAFF PROFILES
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Rajesh is the Wellington Services Account Manager with over 20 years in key account management roles in various industries including Telcommunications, ICT, Govt and financial services.  Rajesh's previous roles in sales and account management within the Enterprise and Government business segments means he has an estabilished history in client driven outcomes.

Strengths:

  • Relationship and account management
  • Industry knowledge (corporate and government)
  • Local and international exposure to complex IT systems
  • Consultative approach to client driven outcomes
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Kevin is the Services Account Manager for Auckland and the upper north island. Kevin has over seven years of experience in business development, relationship management and sales in the IT infrastructure and security software industries. Kevin always strives to establish long-term trusting relationships that generate mutual success.

Strengths: 

  • Client relationship management
  • Business acumen and industry knowledge
  • Customer focused and outcome driven
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Dan is the Technical Sales Specialist (IT Security) based in Christchurch. Dan has a strong technical background, with over 10 years of industry-relevant experience. He is an active member of the local ISIG & OWASP chapters. Prior to Later Security, Dan has worked in web development, monitoring, and testing, as well as systems administration.

Strengths:

  • Customer relationship management
  • Industry knowledge
  • International exposure to complex IT systems
  • Customer focused and outcome driven
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Tracey is the Lateral Security Project Coordinator with many years of experience working in NZ Govt and Enterprise clients.  Tracey is focused on timely project delivery and in achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Strengths:

  • Project coordination and management
  • NZ Govt experience and security clearance
  • HR and process improvement
  • Technical writing and document development
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Nick B is a Technical Team Leader with over 11 years providing security services to government, financial institutions, energy and private sectors in New Zealand and Europe.

Strengths:

  • Penetration testing (network & application)
  • Application source code analysis
  • Network and system monitoring
  • Windows/UNIX host reviews
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Benjamin is a Technical Team Leader with 8 years of experience in the IT industry.  In this time he has worked for both private companies and government organisations in system administration, software development and support roles. In the past he has done research into computer science education techniques and his active area of research is in digital forensic analysis tools.

Strengths:

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Security risk assessment
  • Penetration testing (network & application)
  • Application source code reviews
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Niresh is an IT Security Consultant with over 6 years of computer industry and information security experience.

Strengths:

  • Penetration testing (network & application)
  • IDS/IPS implementation
  • Network & system monitoring
  • ISO27001/2
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Aaron is a security consultant with 20 years’ experience in the information security industry focusing on Governance, Risk & Compliance. Aaron has extensive experience working in the government sector but started his security career in the banking industry.

Strengths:

  • Security governance
  • Security risk assessments
  • Security compliance
  • Certification & Accreditation
  • General security advisory 
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Lukas is an IT Security Consultant based in Christchurch, with 2 years of experience in the IT industry.  In this time he has worked for a private company in software development. He has a degree in Computer Security from Canterbury University.

Strengths:

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Application penetration testing
  • Application source code reviews
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Josh is a Security Consultant with over 2 years of experience within IT in the public sector. He brings knowledge of strong development practices within a range of programming languages and environments.

Strengths:

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Application penetration testing
  • Application source code reviews
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Ben (AKA Memphis) has more than 10 years of experience in IT and IT management. He has worked at Fortune 500 companies and in higher education in the United States supporting a wide range of technologies, services, and clients.

Strengths:

  • Unix Host Review
  • Architecture Design Review
  • Network Reconnaissance
  • General Security Advisory 
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Adam is an IT Security Consultant with over 3 years of experience in the security industry backed by a further 7 years experience in other IT industries.  This includes local and national governments in network defence roles and in more generalised system administration, programming and service centre roles.

Strengths:

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Security risk assessment
  • Penetration testing (network & application)
  • Application source code reviews
  • Architecture & design reviews
  • Configuration reviews of servers, firewalls & routers
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Sergey has 10 years of experience in IT industry with the last 7 years specialising in information security. He has worked in different commercial and government organisations in Russia with the main focus on establishing of effective information security policies and processes.

Strengths:

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Application penetration testing
  • Application source code reviews
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Karl is an IT Security Consultant with 5 years of experience in the IT industry.  In this time he has worked in both technical support and software development roles. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Canterbury University.

Strengths

  • General security advisory and consulting
  • Application penetration testing
  • Hardware assessment
  • Security training
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Carine is the go-to person for everything administration and accounts related. Based in Lateral Security's Wellington office, Carine brings many years of administration experience to the company.

Strengths:

  • Invoicing
  • Sourcing suppliers
  • Process development and improvement
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Andrew is our new Business Development Manager. Andrew has extensive background in customer service, contact and call centre management, IT service desk, fault and resolution tracking. Andrew is also a tennis coach for a number of Wellington clubs and enjoys the challenges of both of these roles.

Strengths:

  • Business development
  • Client management
  • Customer and fault resolution
  • Quality service improvement
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Alex has over 25 years' experience in information technology and has worked in diverse industries that include media, manufacturing, agriculture and national government. With a background in infrastructure security his more recent skills are at a higher level pan Enterprise views of risk, security, compliance and process.

Strengths:

  • General information security advisory and consulting
  • Information asset/risk assessment
  • Information Security Strategic Planning
  • Audit responses and frameworks
  • Securing IoT/sensor networks/sensor data management
  • Infrastructure Architecture Review