Renier van Heerden

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering University of Pretoria
South Africa

Dr. Renier van Heerden is a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa in the field of cyber security. His interests fall into the following domains: password security, network attack, and network ontologies. Prior to joining the CSIR, he worked as a software engineer in advanced optics applications for South-African-based Denel Optronics and as a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Renier obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering, a Master’s in Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria and PhD at Rhodes University. Renier also obtained protea colours in Mindsport, Wargaming and was the 2010 and 2011 national champion for the Ancients discipline. Currently he is an active participant in the Flames of War wargaming community.

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