Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-Founder

Pieter Danhieux

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-Founder
"Over a decade I saw the same secure coding mistakes being repeated and consultants like me were continually pointing out the problems, but no one was helping developers learn how to fix them, or not make those mistakes again. Learning about security needed to be more relevant and fun for developers and existing training tools were too boring and frankly, not accurate enough."

Pieter Danhieux is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Secure Code Warrior.

In 2020, Pieter was recognised as a finalist in the Diversity Champion category for the SC Awards Europe 2020, and was awarded Editor's Choice for Chief Executive Officer of the Year by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine. In 2016, he was No. 80 on the list of Coolest Tech people in Australia (Business Insider), awarded Cyber Security Professional of the Year (AISA - Australian Information Security Association) and is member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Pieter is also a Principal instructor for the SANS Institute teaching military, government and private organisations offensive techniques on how to target and assess organisations, systems and individuals for security weaknesses. He also serves as an advisory board member of NVISO, a cyber security consulting company in Europe. Before starting his own company, Pieter worked at Ernst & Young and BAE Systems. He is also one of the Co-Founders of BruCON, one of the most awesome hacking conferences on this planet.

He started his information security career early in life and obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification as one of the youngest persons ever in Belgium. On his way, he collected a whole range of cyber security certificates (CISA, GCFA, GCIH, GPEN, GWAP) and is currently one of the select few people worldwide to hold the top certification GIAC Security Expert (GSE).

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