Ketil Heggtveit

Ketil Heggtveit



  • Fully committed to the best practices of security testing methodology while bringing application to higher security level
  • Developed application within Perl, Java, PHP
  • Creative, eye for details, dynamic and hard working
  • Excellent project mediator, resolving daily challenges, disputes and misunderstandings
  • Implemented and worked with ITIL
  • Quick learner of new technology

Preferred Work Locations

Vancouver B.C Canada


To join a company that offers career and opportunities to express my creativity and passion for technology, as well as to utilize my computer security and project management skills.




  • Native language


  • Proficient in writing
  • Proficient in reading
  • Proficient in speaking

English is second language


  • Conversational

Work History

Work History
Nov 2000 - Present

Senior Penetration tester

  • Performed over 100 application, penetration, and social engineering tests, developing new methods toimprove time spent analyzing network traffic, deterring and reporting security violations. Reduced costs associatedwith network penetration testing by 60%.
  • Focus testing on weaknesses associated with internet banking systems/payment cards, online e-commerce portals, and other web applications on the Internet. Comply with PCI Security Standards relative to security processes, best practices, network architecture, and software.
  • Developed in-depth curricula used to educate colleagues and others on hacking client systems, as well as, Wi-Fi networks. Presentations included web privacy, web portal authenticating, address spoofing,vulnerability assessments, and Wired Equivalency Privacy (WEP) cracking.
  • Increased customer relations by establishing a 24/7 surveillance system, which provided clients with peace of mind while streamlining traffic violations into one centralized database for prompt and thorough follow-up which further enhanced customer satisfaction and satisfaction with services.
  • Work with several high-end clients, specifically those within banking, insurance, oil, retail, and government industries. Customize IT security testing and penetration strategies for clients, covering network data collection, applications, and e-commerce infrastructures.
  • Research and introduce new software solutions as needed. Integrate a multi-pronged security standard for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protectivemeasures. Process up to 15 PCI tests and reports each month.
  • Some forensics experience on Unix clients and servers.
  • Train and coach staff as part of the testing team. Participate in performance evaluations and collaborate with colleagues when troubleshooting or completing project phases. Direct newly assigned testers on testing/project phases and consult on proper internal procedures and client interaction.
  • Coached Master degree students in assignment with the company. Created master degree thesis and coached the students while they were working on the assignment.



Application test




Payment Card Industry