With a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and more than 22 years’ experience in the cyber security industry, Frans has a wealth of experience in both offensive and defensive security.

His key areas of expertise are penetration testing, security consulting, cryptography and source code review. Frans has assessed systems ranging from small mobile applications to Wi-Fi networks and large corporate networks to ATM security, as well as multiple web applications. He has a passion for all areas of cyber security. Prior to joining Aura, Frans held senior positions at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Barclays Africa Group Limited; and more recently, SensePost, a leading ethical hacking firm in South Africa.

Expertise at a Glance



Security Assessments of Corporate Networks and Environments
Security Assessments of Web Applications
Policy and Standards Framework Creation and Review
Vulnerability Assessments
Penetration Testing
Source Code Review