Leading Australian cyber security consultancy, Phronesis Security, has announced the appointment of Eric "Pinky" Pinkerton as their new cyber security consultant and Director of NSW. With over three decades of experience in IT, Networking, Security Architecture and Network Security/Operations, Pinkerton brings extensive expertise and leadership experience to the company. He will be based in Sydney with a remit to build specialist teams and be the company's Problem Solver in Chief.
Pinkerton has provided information security advisory services for diverse industries such as state and federal Australian Government departments, critical infrastructure providers, private and public healthcare institutions, banking and finance, and the telecommunications and media sector. Throughout his career, he has delivered countless security consulting engagements, such as digital security and SOC uplift strategies for large state and federal government departments and provided countless incident response and crisis management simulation exercises, including how to respond following ransomware attacks.
"We are thrilled to welcome Eric to our team at Phronesis Security," says Elliot Dellys, Chief Realist (CEO) of Phronesis Security.
"His wealth of experience in all cyber security arenas, from the SOC to the board room, will be invaluable in delivering exceptional cyber security solutions that are highly tailored to our clients business context."
Most recently, Pinkerton has specialised in running tailored tabletop exercises to stress-test and uplift executive crisis management teams and their supporting systems and processes. He is also an active speaker on the cyber security circuit, having presented on various topics at several high-profile events, including the AISA Cybercon and many AusCert Conferences.
This strategic appointment is expected to have a significant impact on Phronesis Security's growth and success as they continue to provide outstanding cyber security solutions to their customers.
"I have known and respected both Dan and Elliot for a long time, so the opportunity to work with them again in the fast-paced agile dynamic of a rapidly growing startup feels a lot like coming home," Pinkerton says.
"My passion has always been about helping clients solve wicked problems in innovative ways, and Phronesis is the perfect vehicle for me to do that."
Phronesis Security is a B-Corp certified cyber security firm founded in 2021 by philosopher and former ASD operations manager Elliot Dellys. Trusted by government agencies and private startups to provide pragmatic security solutions, the firm donates a percentage of its profits to high impact charities that are helping solve the world's greatest challenges. As a cyber security firm, Phronesis Security offers technology-agnostic services such as security management and strategy support through its proven vCISO offering, specialist web application penetration testing, security awareness and education, and world-class governance, risk and compliance advisory.
"He is extremely well-known in the industry and comes to us with a stellar track record of success. We are very much looking forward to Eric identifying opportunities for Phronesis and relying on his expertise to help our growing network of clients," says Elliot Dellys, Chief Realist (CEO) of Phronesis Security.