Virtual IT has assembed a team of Cyber Security specialists to ensure we can deliver expert solutions and advice
5 people, 70+ years of experience
Virtual IT may be a small team, with only 5 members so far, but our experience is vast. Between us, we have experience in:
Windows, Linux, macOS
High Security Environments
Both Azure and AWS Cloud Environments
All our employees are thoroughly vetted and we undertake regular police checks
Mark Hitchcock is our Managing Director. He founded the business 4 years ago with the aim of providing superior and secure ICT solutions alongside an elevated customer experience to customers Australia wide.
Self-motivated and forward-thinking, Mark aspires to become a thought leader in the ICT industry and is passionate about ensuing customers meet their strategic vision and goals. A vision that he also applies to his employees. Over the past 15 years Mark has gained experience working in many sectors such as Local/State/Federal Government, Healthcare, Not for Profit, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Aerospace. He maintains a well-rounded knowledge, holding numerous certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Fortinet covering a broad range of solutions.
Mark is extremely interested in ICT Security. He is trained in multiple SIEM products, has experience with basically every modern AV product and takes a security-first approach to systems engineering. He also has experience with Sophos and FortiGate Unified Threat Management Gateways.
In his spare time Mark likes to search for cutting edge technologies to improve the Virtual IT ICT Security armoury and listen to podcasts to keep up to date with the latest trends.
Neil is passionate about ICT Security and keeps up to date with all current movements and innovations in the industry. He cares about ensuring our customers are provided with solutions that are effective, simple to use/understand and don’t break the bank. Neil’s role includes ensuring that Virtual IT are delivering the best level of service to our customers. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in Management.
Outside of work, Neil likes to listen and play music, get out in the garden and try to keep up with the grandchildren.
ICT Security Specialist
Donald is one of our ICT Security Specialists. He started with Virtual IT in March 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in IT industry working in Government, Banking, Finance, Law, Manufacturing, Media, Not for Profit and Utility Sectors. Donald began his career using Novell Netware, one of the few US National Computer Security Centre certified network solution in the late 90’s. Later he obtained his Master Novell Engineer certification.
Don is a strong advocate for a layered approach to security defences and uses his extensive architecting and integration experience to enable customers to prioritise and focus on cybersecurity using a risk-based approach. Don’s experience also extends to major incident management, government and corporate internal investigations and open source intelligence.
Donald holds a Master of Information Systems Security with Distinction with CSU and has completed in excess of 40 certifications including 3 master level certifications from major ICT vendors.
Systems Engineer - Cybersecurity
Joshua is a Systems Engineer specialising in Cyber Security. He earned his Masters of Cyber Security from Charles Sturt University in 2020. Joshua has many years of experience working with Windows Servers and Desktops. Additionally, he has a solid knowledge of securely administering MacOS, iPad OS and iOS utilising a variety of Mobile Device Management products.
Joshua is a specialist in Linux and Fortinet, holding the RHCSA, RHCE, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Linux and NSE 4 Network Security Professional certifications. Joshua prides himself on delivering well executed and highly secure systems that enable businesses to work more efficiently. Within Cyber Security, he has strong interests in the areas of Cyber Terrorism, Digital Forensics and Incident Response.
In his spare time, Joshua is involved in multiple open source projects and is constantly researching new security trends, tools and vulnerabilities.
Systems Engineer - Cybersecurity
Isaac is the newest member of the Virtual IT team. Joining us as a Systems Engineer – Cybersecurity, Isaac brings to the team experience in administering SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure cloud environments. With a keen interest in automation, Isaac aims to empower better business outcomes through the development of complex automated workflows that save our clients time. Isaac is also experienced with the suite of Datto backup and continuity products and is able to protect businesses against data loss that can be incurred from cyber-attacks.
In 2016, Isaac earned his Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology from the University of Tasmania, where he majored in Software Design and Development. While at the University of Tasmania, he served as the Treasurer and Systems Administrator for the Technology and Computing Society.
Outside of work, Isaac enjoys cruising the state on his motorbike, which he generally does while listening to the latest ICT Security podcast instalments from Risky Business and Darknet Diaries
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