WE ARE DRS
DRS is a cyber security specialist providing world leading innovative agile solutions that deliver: information security; IT risk management; fraud detection; digital forensics; mobile analysis; governance and compliance, to our customers. We provide bespoke security services with a portfolio ranging from the creation of security strategy to the daily operation of point security products. DRS partners with market-leading technology providers to deliver globally competitive infrastructure augmented by our professional services, thus ensuring that implemented solutions are operating optimally.
Our Exceptional Team Leaders
MJ Strydom – Managing Director
MJ Strydom joined DRS a Cyber1 Company, in 2006 as part of the finance team, he soon worked himself up through the company, being appointed as Managing Director of DRS in 2017, a position in which he blends his passion and wealth of experience in both finance and business. He oversees the smooth daily running of the company of over 85 employees and over 130 clients.
MJ received a top-class education at Hilton College, a private all boys boarding school, before furthering his studies at Rhodes University. He spent the next four years in London developing his work identity within the finance sector before bringing this knowledge and experience back home. MJ greatly values the qualities of loyalty, communication and honesty.
MJ is married and has two children. When he is not working, he enjoys time in the bush, berg and beach.
Edwin Moremi – Chief Operating Officer
After completing his qualifications in business and marketing management at Milpark Business School Edwin Moremi decided to pursue a career in the fast-paced and highly challenging cybersecurity industry – he knew his career would be accelerated at DRS a Cyber1 Company.
In 2004 Edwin joined the Board as an executive director in 2004 becoming Chief Operations Officer in 2008.
Edwin has spent the last 12 years contributing to the success of DRS. To this day, Edwin continues to keep South Africans safe from cybercrime through handling day-to-day business operations at DRS while maintaining the company’s strong relationships in both the private and public sectors.
Edwin, married with children has a sophisticated palate for great food and delicate whisky. Other than his family, his passion truly lies in helping the local South African community across various charity initiatives as well as educational awareness of cybersecurity.
Andrew Sjoberg – Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Sjoberg, currently CTO at DRS a Cyber1 Company, finished his degree at Wits University in 1987 and was immediately drawn to the technology space where he participated in implementation and management of cutting-edge technologies in the banking and finance spaces between 1990 and 2001.
In 2001 Andrew found his true passion in the cybersecurity industry and specifically in technology revision.
Over the past 17 years Andrew has been ensuring his passions are realised by making certain he stays abreast of industry trends and delivering best of breed services with his talented staff to DRS Clients.
Andrew’s vision of “making a difference in Cyber Security through integration, innovation and specialisation services” has and continues to be, a guiding principle for DRS in delivering and supporting Cyber Resilience strategies to DRS Clients.
Andrew Sjoberg, family man, Hilton graduate and Rotary member also enjoys various outdoor activities such as Fly-Fishing, 4×4 Trailing, and camping with sons.
Jonathan Cooke – Commercial Sales Director
Jonathan Cooke, one of the two newest Directors to DRS a Cyber1 Company, started his career in the cybersecurity industry in 2010 working for various cybersecurity suppliers. These companies afforded him a core focus and true expertise on understanding the entire channel model that supports various technological requirements into South African and more specifically African companies today.
Jonathan spent the majority of his career developing his skill set and forging long-lasting relationships in the African commercial cybersecurity marketplace where he developed a passion for people, business and challenges. He views security is a journey, one that is built on trust and understanding, and for that reason Jonathan joined DRS as Commercial Sales Director where he leads his team in establishing trust-based relationships through high levels of professionalism, service and expertise.
His roles include managing various vendor relationships and building a commercial run rate business into DRS
Jonathan, a father of three children, and husband to a beautiful wife has an avid taste for Italian food. His hobbies include reading, spending time with his family, and doing outreach work in various communities to give back where he can.
Neo Momodu – Non-Executive Director
Neo joined the Board at DRS a Cyber1 Company, as an independent non-executive director in 2016. She is an accomplished Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Executive and previously Neo occupied various senior executive positions in the Media and Broadcasting industries as well as in the Government Sector.
Her former non-executive directorships include those at Print and Digital Media SA as the chairperson, the South African Audience Research Foundation, and the Media Development and Diversity Agency. Qualifications: LL.B. (Hons); Postgraduate Management Diploma (MAP).
Mpumi Mophatlane – Non-Executive Director
Better known to her fans as just “Mpumi”, Mpumi Mophotlane is an up and coming South African actress, influencer and businesswoman.
After qualifying in English, film and broadcasting, Mpumi developed a keen interest in social media technologies and the cybersecurity industry.
With a unique understanding into the interrelation between social media and the potential cyberrisks posed by social media networks, Mpumi provides the DRS a Cyber1 Company, team with a fresh and distinctive perspective in her role as non-executive director.
We’ve heard things like…
“We chose to move away from our current security partner and evaluate the industry on one of our security domains. After having gone through an RFP process we awarded the tender to DRS not only due to their financial offering, but also because they truly understood what our business needed and that was to work with us on a journey for security. They ensured we had the best resources onsite to implement with extremely tight timelines, and were ahead of schedule throughout the project. Their service delivery and communication was excellent, and they are now a strategic partner to my business.”
“DRS has been a longstanding partner to our company for going on 13x years. We see them as experts in their field on the services they deliver and have continued to work with them as a strategic partner who understands our business and supports us in our journey of business enablement with security. They are an agile security boutique who provides that personal touch and have senior executives involved in the business to always ensure we get the best service. Would recommend them to anyone.”