Keeping your systems certified, so you can rest easy

About CANDA

We’re a company formed in 2017 to bring together a wealth of ICT Security & Risk experience and expertise to help agencies, vendors and interested parties improve their ICT security profile.  The CANDA team consists of a number of full time employees and contracted resources experienced and skilled in ICT Security & Risk disciplines.  CANDA can help resolve your information security concerns, and help to navigate the complexity of the Certification & Accreditation processes.

Stephen Grove

CISSP CISM CISA CRISC CCSA

Principal Consultant, Director & Founder

I have over 25 years’ experience in Information Security and Risk Management, in the UK and New Zealand.  I have helped organisations navigate the complexities of security and risk issues, effectively managed resources, and delivered on outcomes that have aligned with the business strategies, whilst maximizing the return from their security investments.

My background in FSI, Public Sector and Retail businesses operating in large scale environments, has provided the experiences and depth of capability required to provide leadership in the security and risk disciplines, including Head of Information Security for the Ministry of Justice.

Most recently I have been engaged by the Department of Internal Affairs as Security Lead for both the Technology Baseline, and Core Technology Uplift program’s and also Security Certification & Accreditation activity for various DIA systems.

Jeff Grove

CISSP MENSA

Senior Consultant

Hi I am an Information Security Consultant with 30+ yrs experience, CISSP qualified in Information Security – Risk Management, and a member of Mensa.

Specialties: Information Security, Privacy, Risk Management, Certification & Accreditation, Governance, PSR – NZISM, ISO27k and Operational Security Management.

Most recently I have been working for the Inland Revenue Department designing and implementing the Security Certification & Accreditation processes for their ICT Systems, and also the Department of Education with their Security and Risk program.

Brett Dale

Senior Consultant

Hi I am an Information Security Consultant with 20+ yrs experience with the Windows platform, Client and Server technologies.

Specialties: Information Security, Privacy, Credential Management, Active Directory, Identity & Access, SIEM integration, Patch & Vulnerability Management, System Certification & Accreditation.

Most recently I have been working for the NZ Police, and also the Department of Education with their Security and Risk program.

My other work covers a variety of information security, Certification & Accreditation, Identity & Access on mainly Windows based systems.

Neil Owen

CISSP CISA

Senior Consultant

Hi I am an Information Security Consultant with 20+ yrs experience with computer systems from networking to operating systems and applications, specialising on the Windows platform, and Client/Server technologies.

Specialities: Azure Cloud Security and Certification, Privacy, Networking, Ethical Hacking, Security Clearance Consultancy, Patch & Vulnerability Management, System Certification & Accreditation.

Most recently I have been working for the MFAT, and Department of Internal Affairs.

My other work covers a variety of information security, Certification & Accreditation, Identity & Access on mainly Windows based systems

Gert Smit

SABSA CISM

Senior Consultant

Hi I am an Information Security Consultant with 20+ yrs experience with Information Security, Security Project Management and Operational Security.

Specialities: Cloud Technologies, Security Programme Management, Agile Security Frameworks, Operational Security, Governance, System Certification & Accreditation.

Most recently I have been working for the Department of Internal Affairs leading security their systems transformation program.

My other work covers a variety of operational leadership and security programme management roles,  Certification & Accreditation process and consultancy.

Contact CANDA today to speak to one of our team and learn more about how we can help.