• Cape Town Western Province
  • 0844908015
  • vjkruger@gmail.com
Vanya Kruger

Vanya Kruger

IT professional


Full Name: Vanya Joshua Kruger

Date of birth: 4th April 1987

Languages :  Fluent in English 

                      Fluent in Afrikaans

RSA ID: 8704045354080

Drivers License: Code B

Residential Address: 4 Winston Court,Belle Ombre Street


                                    Cape Town

 IT professional with 8 years experience in the corporate and IT consultancy space,working in high availability environments from the banking sector to client outsourced IT services.Passionate about technology and how it is driving the business sector and what impact it has on growth and productivity.I pride myself on being a professional and being a expert in my field. I am also excited about how IT professionals are getting more involved in the business side of companies rather than being involved in the background.

Work History

Work History

Systems Administrator\Systems Engineer

Jul 2013 - Present
ISN Manage Services

I am the Systems Engineer/system administrator for a outsourced IT services company. We have a wide range of clients stretching over many sectors that have various mixed infrastructures. I am involved on all current clients and new client projects. Implementing and maintaining current clients systems under SLA agreements. With new projects or clients I will also meet with the client and find out the required solution and recommend a solution that we then implement and maintain.

IT Administrator

Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
Longain Group

I focused mainly on IT implementation and administration of current infrastructure.Keeping all system available and maintaining operations.These services ran on a wide range of equipment and also multiple department and sub departments.

Senior Network Administrator

Oct 2008 - Nov 2012
First Data\Cash Axcess South Africa

I was the Senior Network Administrator for First Data South Africa. First Data is an International company with branches within EMEA, APAC, US. I was managing the IT, IT security and IT compliance for FD SA.  First Data South Africa is an ATM acquirer that does 3rd party processing on behalf of the major banks within South Africa.

Duties for this role

  • Providing support to employees as Administrator.
  • Troubleshoot Mainframe terminal applications.
  • Troubleshooting email accounts and Cisco VPN client with exchange.
  • Troubleshooting access issues.
  • Troubleshooting print queues and advanced DNS issues.
  • Administrating of Cash Axcess Database Servers 
  • Administrating of internal Domain Controllers and Active directory
  • Administrating of Cash Axcess File Servers
  • Administrating of Cash Axcess Firewalls 
  • Administrating of Cash Axcess Printer servers
  • Administrating of Postilion Servers (S1 ATM switch)
  • Administrating our HSM servers (PKI servers)
  • Administrating LINUX IDS server with Snort system
  • Administrating of Cisco Routers and Frame relay connections into banks
  • Manage the backups of file Server and Databases(Bag and Tag with metrofile)
  • Setup and Maintain all Cash Axcess laptops and Desktops that access the Domain.
  • Monitor and Maintain Live Postilion ATM system
  • Continue our PCI-DSS compliance with strict auditing
  • Setup and support of Multi-Functional Printing Devices
  • Do all compliance and Security assessments and implementations
  • Key Management, PKI, Smart Card, Biometrics, Video Surveillance with access control to office and server room.
  • Managing Security Project (Policies & Procedures, Business and technical Risk assessment and mitigating)
  • Handling information security governance program strategic plans, Risk Management and budgeting.
  • Leading Sr. Security Engineers in Security & Network Implementation projects (Firewalls, IDS, web proxies, security awareness program, encryption)
  • Responsible for technical evaluation and recommendation for security technologies
  • Perform security vulnerability testing/activities regularly to monitor and mitigate security vulnerabilities.
  • Assurance of Information and Systems Security.
  • Create, maintain and communicate information systems policies
  • Create and maintain security process and standards for our in house systems
  • Provide Security Awareness Training
  • Conduct Forensic Investigations
  • Provide security consultancy on IT Projects
  • Maintain backup policy, process and testing procedures and ensure that guidance is complied with.
  • Liaise with external security consultancy partners to conduct penetration tests and vulnerability scans ant then plan mitigating actions for any issues found.
  • Liaising with 3rd party suppliers and procurement for security hardware, licensing, etc.
  • Perform periodic reviews of firewall rules and VPN security
  • To provide reporting to SVP for EMEA Security, Compliance Director for EMEA with supporting documentation / project plans / compliance statuses, etc.
  • Provide IT strategies and processes to increase Uptime of our PCI environment /DR.
  • Daily meetings with EMEA security team regarding strategies/ process management/ projects / risks
  • Manage and implement security procedures and controls to meet PCI DSS requirements.
  • Providing documentation: This would entail RCA’s / technical scopes for projects / motivations /site documentation / risk and mitigations / change control approvals and management etc.
  • Implementation of PCI DSS compliance within our card holder environment.
  • Implementation and creation of BIA / BRP / SIRP within First Data South Africa.
  • Implementation of Regulatory compliance within FD SA.
  • Implementation of Data Privacy, Data Privacy best practices, Awareness training and procedures.
  • Responsible for monthly audits required to meet Data Privacy standards.
  • Implementation and Project management of EMV compliance with Visa.
  • Assigned Risk Officer with PASA (Payment Association of South Africa

Skills and Technologies

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, install, operate and maintain systems hardware, software applications and Information Technology infrastructure.
  • Provide hardware and software engineering support for Information Systems utilizing object oriented programming and client / server applications.
  • Manage project deployment lifecycle, define requirements, research solutions, design systems, support testing and oversee live implementation.
  • Perform functional analysis and cost – benefit studies to determine proper allocation of resources.
  • Evaluate customer or product requirements to develop total systems solutions within project timelines and cost constraints.
  • Oversee the testing and monitoring of applications and systems performance.
  • Provide assistance with systems planning, business information analysis and process improvement initiatives.
  • Support staff and end user with resolution of systems issues, malfunctions or software programming problems.
  • Manage full software development planning process including the design of specifications, diagrams, techniques and strategies.
  • Install and implement new programs, modules, servers, hardware, network equipment when necessary to upgrade, improve resources or increase compatibility.
  • Develop applications, software tools and program snippets that support reusable components.

Main technologies (Not limited to)

Microsoft Server systems 2003,2008,2012 R2

Microsoft SQL 2000,2005,2008,2012

Linux Redhat, CentOS,Mint,SUSE


Postilion Realtime and S1

Virtualization: VMware ESXI, Hyper-V 2008,2012 and 2012 core

Various Network devices: CISCO,Netgear,Fortinets,Netgates etc

Cloud services (Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Google,Office 365, and Hosted Exchange)

Window OS XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10

PBX phone systems with ip phone(Alcatel,Elastix,Astrix,Panasonic)


Wasima Abrahams

Operations Manager

Cash Axcess Corp/First Data.

021 5255702

082 502 0966


“Vanya has excellent communication skills, is extremely organised, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that a job gets done. He is always willing to offer his assistance and has an excellent rapport with all those he work with including clients, employers, and other professional organisations. Vanya distinguished himself by consistently submitting and exception standard of work. Vanya is highly intelligent and has good analytical and communication skills. He would be a great asset to any organisation.”


Ranvor Gillion                                   

IT Manager                                          

Cash Axcess Corp/First Data.                           

021 5255714                                                                                      

072 7968227                                                                                      

Lee-anne Porter

National Director/Manager

First Data/Cash Axcess Corp



Azziza Abbas

Longain Group

(Mobile) 072 0700 600

(TEL) 021 443 7900




May 2009 - Aug 2009

DITN2CNOS – Client Network Operating Systems (XP)
DITN2DSI – Directory Services Infrastructure Management
DITN2NIM – Network Infrastructure Management
DITN2SNOS – Server Network Operating Systems
DITN2NIP – Network Infrastructure Planning
DITN2DNIS – Design Network Infrastructure Security
DITN2EMA – Electronic Mail Administration
DITN2NESA – Network Security Administration

Diploma in Information Technology (Networking)

Jan 2007 - May 2009
Varsity College


First year

DITN1AT - Analytical Techniques
DITN1BC - Business Communications
DITN1BPE - Business Practice and Entrepreneurs
DITN1CA - Computer Architecture (COMPTIA A+)
DITN1EUCA - End User Computing A (Microsoft Office)
DITN1EUCB - End User Computing B (Microsoft Office)
DITN1HD - Help Desk
DITN1NAA – Network Architecture A (COMPTIA N+)
DITN1NAB – Network Architecture B (COMPTIA N+)
DITN1SEC – Principles of Security (COMPTIA)

Second Year 

DITN2CNOS – Client Network Operating Systems (XP)
DITN2DSI – Directory Services Infrastructure Management
DITN2NIM – Network Infrastructure Management
DITN2SNOS – Server Network Operating Systems
DITN2NIP – Network Infrastructure Planning
DITN2DNIS – Design Network Infrastructure Security
DITN2EMA – Electronic Mail Administration
DITN2NESA – Network Security Administration
DITN2PM – Project Management
DITN2OSNOS – Open Source Networking Operating Systems (LINUX+)


Bellville High School 2005



Advanced DNS training

axfr.net ZACR





Postilion Realtime PUT Module 1-6

S1 Postilion

Postilion, a division of S1 Corporation (NASDAQ:SONE), is the payments software solution provider of choice for some of the world’s leading ATM owners and deployers, retailers, card issuers, and merchant acquirers. Our solutions drive consumer-generated payments through ATMs, POS terminals, IVR systems, mobile phones, and the Internet. With 15 years experience, Postilion is the world’s most widely deployed payment software solution running on an open systems platform.



Microsoft Server OS


Microsoft Windows OS



Cent OS,Free BSD,Ubuntu,Mint,Red Hat

Database Apllications

Microsoft SQL 2004,2008,2012



Email Servers

Microsoft Exchange 2003,2007,2010,2013

Postfix email

Google Business

Network infrastructure


POE and managed switches



patch panels

wireless access points

manage connections (MPSL,ADSL,Fiber,Microwave)


VMware ESXI, Hyper-V 2008,2012 and 2012 core,Amazon EC2

Backup Solutions (Onsite or Cloud)

Symantec Backup Exec 





PBX phone systems 

ip phone snom,Panasonic,poly-com etc



Symantec endpoint

Panda Cloud protect




Desktop support and Applications

Wide range of Applications