About Mervin Pearce

Hello, I am Mervin Pearce (CISSP-ISSAP) and the CEO and Founder of SACS (Security Audit and Control Solutions) specializing in Information Security and Risk Management, with Fraud Prevention in Core Banking Solutions (CBS).  Interfaces to payment channels and mobile banking is also covered.  I completed my CISA in 1995, CISSP in 1997, specializing in architecture, CISM in 2005 and ISSAP in 2006.  I served on the (ISC)2 board from 2004 to 2007 and have brought the CISSP certification into South Africa after being the first CISSP in Africa.

I have delivered training covering IT Auditing, Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics, CISSP, CISM and more over Africa and Middle East with a focus on bringing up-to-date courses and workshops via instructor-led as well as online.

Penetration testing is real-world red team approaches.

Knowledge in many Operating Systems, Applications allows me to address weaknesses and gaps within a security requirement using formal frameworks and follow-through.


  • Banking applications include BankMaster, BranchPower, Flexcube, Finacle and supporting applications.
  • Operating Systems – Windows, UNIX, Linux, PLC on SCADA
  • Network – Cisco, Ubiquity/Unify, low level TCP/IP coding and analysis