The methods used to establish and run a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a key priority of Roderick Mooi. He is the CSIRT Manager and Principal Engineer at the South African National Research Network (SANReN), which is managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Meraka Institute.
His role includes developing CSIRT service offerings, policies and processes. He also manages national and international partnerships including GÉANT/TF-CSIRT Trusted Introducer and leads the implementation of science DMZ, data transfer nodes and other Performance Emergency Response Team (PERT) related pilots.
In 2016, Roderick co-authored a paper on a management model for establishing a computer security incident response team (CSIRT). The paper outlines the business requirements, high level decisions, environment, constituency and funding requirements necessary to manage a CSIRT. He also presented on this topic at numerous conferences.
Prior to taking on the role as CSIRT Manager, he was the Senior Computer Engineer for five years. He also worked at RapidM as a Software Engineer and Junior Software Engineer at 5DT.
Roderick has a Master of Technology in IT from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and completed numerous certification courses including ITIL and TRANSITS from GÉANT Association.
Despite his extensive workload, Roderick is always on the lookout for exciting opportunities that challenge him and will make a positive impact on society.