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Africa CACS 2019 Conference

Mobius was a sponsor at Africa CACS 2019, 19 and 20 August at the Sandton Convention Centre. We also presented on two pertinent topics.   It was an honour to be part of an international event like this one.

 

If you missed the presentations – below is a brief overview of both presentations:-

“Your Third Parties Know Who You Are, BUT…Do You Know Who They Are?” 

Sandhya Mohan-Pillai and Lee Bristow was speakers at this conference covering a hot topic “Your Third Parties Know Who You Are, BUT…Do You Know Who They Are?”  Third parties support core functions on an increasing basis, especially to promote efficient and effective business operations within organisations.

 

They provided the following:

  • Key issues/challenges faced by organisations as a result of an increased reliance on third parties. A view of Global incidents and breaches related to Third Parties.
  • How to identify third parties and determine your exposure them based on Strategic risk as your sensitive information they may have access to.
  • Practical guidance on how organisations can holistically approach Third Party risk management including streamlining and automation of key processes. This approach is based on leading industry codes of practice as well as our knowledge in managing the information risks that third parties pose to organisations.
  • Link Third party risk management to Information Security and privacy and how this is a fundamental component in these disciplines

 

After completing this session, you were be able to:

  • Understand of the Third party landscape and the various challenges and issues facing organisations when trying to govern and manage Third parties
  • Provided with the importance of Third Party management and why it is so relevant now
  • Know practical guidance on how organisations can holistically approach Third Party risk management
  • Understanding of how Third Party Risk management can integrated with you broader Risk, Compliance, Information Security and Privacy initiatives.

 

“Why Your Privacy Programme is Failing” 

Roelien Howell and Candice Jackson were speakers at this conference covering the hot topic “Why Your Privacy Programme is Failing”.  In the presentation, they discussed the changing privacy landscape; and how it practically affects organisations at a local and multi-national level. They provided an outline of the success factors to establish, implement and maintain a Privacy compliance programme. They referred to case studies, practical learnings and successes to leave you with valuable insight for driving a successful Privacy programme.

 

The talk also offered insight into common pitfalls around privacy implementation and practical approaches to avoid costly mistakes and oversight.

 

After completing this session, you were be able to:

  • Understand common privacy implementation pitfalls and remedial actions – especially for long term strategies.
  • Gain a practical view of the leverage points that other functions in your organisation can offer for success.
  • Understand the crucial links between effective Privacy management and the emerging world of information security as well as related practices.
  • Setting up your control monitoring strategy with the help of Internal Audit.