Our Team

Founded by Siv Hilde Houmb, PhD in Cybersecurity, in February 2010, Secure-NOK™ is one of the most disruptive companies within industrial cybersecurity. The company is comprised of security experts with extensive experience in controls, SCADA, ICT and embedded systems security. We have created an international team, with security experts and top developers from around the world.

We ensure customers, partners and the industry receives the highest level of cybersecurity situational awareness possible.
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Executive team


Siv Hilde Houmb, PhD
Founder, CEO/CTO

Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb has dedicated her career to cybersecurity. She received her PhD in Computer Science focusing on Cybersecurity from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Colorado State University (CSU) in November 2007 and has worked as a security researcher both nationally and internationally and has published more than 50 scientific papers and articles on information security and risk assessment.

Dr. Houmb has over the last 15 years focused on security challenges in Industrial Control and Automation Systems following the emerging trend of using more off the shelf products and open platforms in the industry. She founded Secure-NOK™ in 2010 as a response to the needs she saw. Dr. Houmb is active in ISA99 and IEC 62443 standardization work and currently serves as the chairwoman of the cybersecurity subcommittee at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).


+47 913 07 714


Liv elin HoumB
CO-Founder, CFO

Liv Elin Houmb has extensive background in finance and administration, both from professional experience and from her Bachelor degree in Finance and IT from Østfold University College and Buskerud University College. She has worked numerous years with IT, including database and data warehouse technology, and has experience as software development and interface designer.


+47 920 61 802


Erlend Agøy Engum

Erlend Agøy Engum graduated with a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2004 and MBA from Rice University in 2015.  He has experience from various operational, teaching and management positions within the drilling- and drilling equipment industry. Engum joined Secure-NOK™ in 2016 where he as Product Director is responsible for the SNOK™ product line. 


+47 401 79 997


Nina Hesby Tvedt

Nina Hesby Tvedt holds a M.Sc. in Telecom from Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2004. She has held several technical and management positions within DNV GL and Nexia Management Consulting and has extensive experience with resilience of critical cyber-infrastructure to disruptions and cyberattacks in industries such as Telecom, Aerospace, Finance, IT and Oil & Gas. Nina joined Secure-NOK™ in 2016.


+1 (832) 612-8225


jIShNU Unnikannan nair
Development manager

Jishnu Unnikannan Nair holds a M. Sc. in System and Control Engineering from Telemark University College and B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering. In addition to his software development experience, Jishnu has extensive automation and control systems experience as systems engineer for National Oilwell Varco. Prior to joining Secure-NOK™ in 2016, he served as systems engineer in National Oilwell Varco developed software for oil rig automation and control systems.



Board of Directors

Urvish Vashi
Chairman of the Board
VP Marketing, Paradigm

Terje Handeland
Shareholder and CEO Ipark AS

Ingvar Mikalsen
Shareholder and Economist

Siv Hilde Houmb, PhD
Founder, CTO

Liv Elin Houmb
Co-Founder, CFO