Joel Harris

Joel Harris is the founder and CEO of J Group Consulting, a boutique consulting practice specialising in Identity & Access Management and Cyber Security platforms.

With over a decade of experience in the industry, Joel has a proven track record of success in helping companies improve their security posture through effective IAM solutions.

His career in IAM began in 2012, where he started as a junior consultant working for one of the big four banks in Australia. Throughout his time there, he gained valuable experience and developed a deep understanding of the industry. He quickly progressed through the ranks, taking on increasingly senior roles, and eventually moving into a management position. This experience provided Joel with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that organisations face when it comes to IAM and gave him the skills and knowledge to help companies navigate these challenges and achieve their goals.

Joel is a highly skilled problem solver and strategic thinker, with a talent for analysing complex business problems and developing effective solutions. He is a great leader and communicator, able to motivate and inspire teams to achieve their best work. Under his guidance, J Group Consulting aims to become a leading player in the consulting industry, known for its innovative approaches and results-driven approach.

With a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen, Joel is able to bridge the gap between the technical and business worlds, providing a holistic approach to Identity & Access Management and Cyber Security solutions. He has a deep understanding of the technical aspects of IAM and Cyber Security, but also has the ability to understand the business context and goals, allowing him to provide solutions that not only address technical challenges, but also drive business results.

J Group Consulting brings focus, care, and results to any challenge presented from any size of customer. The company's vision is to "Help build a secure world for people to thrive" and under Joel's leadership, J Group Consulting is well-positioned to help organisations achieve this goal by providing expert guidance and support in the field of Identity & Access Management and Cyber Security.

Joel Harris

Career Achievements

Oversaw and drove successful delivery of multiple project streams across multiple years, to achieve overarching security strategies which included:

  • Expansion of CyberArk to AWS (first in APAC)
  • Privileged Scanning solution implemented
  • CyberArk Vault migration (virtual to physical)
  • Hashicorp Vault implementation
  • Connector factory for static password remediation
  • Accelerated CyberArk application onboarding

Published case study from CyberArk on the implementation of CyberArk at a financial institution

Involved in the implementation of CyberArk in two of the Big 4 banks in Australia

Lead squads in the accelerated onboarding of applications into CyberArk – requirement gathering, connector build, cutover, hypercare


CyberArk Certified Sales Professional (CSP)

  • Privileged Access Manager (PAM)
  • Access
  • Cloud Entitlements Manager (CEM)
  • Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM)

CyberArk Certified Pre-Sales Engineer (CPE)

  • Privileged Access Manager (PAM)
  • Access
  • Cloud Entitlements Manager (CEM)
  • Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM)
  • Secrets Manager

We bring focus, care, and results to every challenge presented by clients of any size

We are proud to be helping build a secure world for people to thrive.

Get in touch