Svavar Ingi Hermannsson is one of Iceland’s leading experts in information security. He has been specializing in IT security and software development for the last 20 years and has held various roles in programming and IT Security consulting with vast experience in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, code auditing, information security management - including ISO/IEC 27001, PCIDSS and PADSS. These roles include a manager position at KPMG, as well as a CISO position at one of the leading mobile payment application company in Iceland.
Svavar has taught classes at the University of Iceland and the University of Reykjavik.
Svavar was the chairman of the information security focus group at the Icelandic Computer Society from 2007-2012. He has given talks at multiple events in Iceland, the UK, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the US, including OWASP, ISC2 Secure Summits, BSides, Hacker Halted Europe and UISGCon.
Svavar is a lifetime member of OWASP and holds various certifications, including CISSP, GDSA, CISA and CISM.
Svavar published a book in June of 2017: Rethinking IT Security: What needs to be said. How can we solve the IT security problem long term?