WE ARE DRS
Dynamic Recovery Services is an ICT services and solutions provider, enabling Cyber resilience into the future. We specialise in providing innovation and agility in information security, IT risk management and IT governance. We provide a variety of security services with a portfolio that satisfies any customer needs, from the creation of security strategy to the daily operation of point security products. We partner with market-leading technology providers to ensure the best supply of infrastructure as well as executing professional services, ensuring that the selected products are effectively implemented and operate efficiently in the business environment.
Our Exceptional Team Leaders
Robert Brown – Chief Executive Officer
Robert Brown, the founder and cybersecurity enthusiast of DRS a Cyber1 Company, has over 24 years experience in the IT Security industry across various spectrums.
His long-standing involvement in the information security sector affords customers the benefit of an innovative mix of products and services based on their specific requirements.
In 2015 DRS was sold to CognosecAB (now Cyber1) and in 2016 Robert took over the role as the Group CEO. DRS has since developed into a team of over 80 cybersecurity specialists and has engaged in a strategic partnership to ensure innovative products and customised services are delivered to clients.
While DRS has transformed and grown into one of South Africa’s leading cybersecurity companies, Robert’s vision has remained intact – ensuring DRS’s clients get the best solutions and service available not only in South Africa but globally.
Robert has two beautiful children with his partner and has an avid passion for wine, fishing and collecting electric trains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nastassja Finnegan – Director: Enterprise Sales
Nastassja Finnegan (fondly known as Tash), a new Director to DRS a Cyber1 Company, has – over the past 12 years – become a force to be reckoned with in the South African IT and Cybersecurity industries. She has spent her career in various sales roles where she recognised her passion for cybersecurity or as she says “saving lives” this has afforded her the opportunity to have worked for various large corporates across the spectrum, this experience led her to the decision to join DRS due to its “agility and ability to innovate in this ever changing landscape”.
Tash comes with a wealth of experience and understanding not only on the client landscape in South Africa but also her technical understanding of products and services; this has allowed her to be one of the leading network connectors and cybersecurity evangelists in South Africa.
Tash is extremely passionate about Cybersecurity and focuses on trying to stay abreast of the day-to-day happenings by listening to various podcasts and following cybersecurity mentors in the industry.
Tash recently got married to the love of her life and when she is not working enjoys festivals, dancing and spending time with her friends.
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.”