Candice Jackson studied at the University of Johannesburg and graduated with an honours in BCom Informatics. After graduating, she began her working career at KPMG, where she stayed for 4 years. In 2016, Candice joined the Mobius Consulting Team as a young Senior Consultant. A testament to her natural leadership abilities, Candice was promoted to a Managing Consultant role within two years at Mobius Consulting.
“It was where I was meant to go, a place where I could learn and a place where I could make a difference for the clients we provide services to,” says Candice.
A LEADER IN THE INFORMATION PRIVACY SERVICE LINE
Candice’s knowledge and experience in the areas of Third Party Risk Management and Governance, as well as her industry expertise, paved the way for her to lead innovations in the area of Information Privacy.
She embodies Mobius Consulting’s practical, value-driven approach to ensuring the security of organisations’ information. She has led efforts to efficiently minimise the burden on organisations when it comes to compliance.
“I have always had a passion for Privacy. It is an interesting service line where practicalities are just as essential as methodology. We are able to take these methodologies and adapt them to any organisation; this is what has made us so successful in this field,” says Candice.
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As more organisations start to realise how important Information Privacy is for the sustainability and the overall health of the company, Candice Jackson and Reolien Howell, Principal Consultant for Mobius Consulting, joined forces to develop the remediation approach to tackle these new found Privacy challenges that organisations are faced with.
“Our goal is to take Information Privacy to the next level and for Mobius Consulting to be seen at the forefront as people move along their compliance journey,” says Candice.
As the world enters 2021, the Mobius 2025 Vision is underway. This strategy unifies the Mobius Consulting offerings into three categories: consulting, managed services and digital assurance, and now that South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and its European counterpart, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is more significant than ever, Mobius Consulting is positioned to assist organisations with long standing support in order to:
Help clients where they don’t have capacity
Help with information management
Help with Information Privacy training and awareness, as there is a massive need for training because many organisations don’t have the skills to provide audience specific learning tailored to the needs of each department, including: executives, management and operations
WHAT CAN COMPANIES DO TO IMPROVE THEIR INFORMATION PRIVACY
According to Candice, as the Managing Consultant for the Information Privacy Service Line, there are practical measures that companies can take to improve their Information Privacy.
“Companies must consider what they need to do to continue doing business while still taking Information Privacy into consideration. It is important to evaluate what is already in place from a Privacy perspective, instead of starting from scratch, says Candice. “Companies need to take a step back and see the full picture to understand how different departments work together to achieve Information Privacy. This involves taking inventory of what you have, what needs to change, what needs to be added and how it can be implemented because each inventory is unique to each company.”
PRIVACY PROJECT PITFALLS
In 2020, Candice and the Mobius Consulting Privacy experts presented a webinar where they tackled the 3 P’s of Privacy (“Privacy Project Pitfalls”). They were joined by guest corporate panellists, who are subject matter experts in their organisations and industries.
Watch the video below:
THE MOBIUS CONSULTING DIFFERENCE
“Mobius does not take a one size fits all approach,” explains Candice. “We really do go in and understand the unique needs and nuances of the organisations that we work with. Our goal is to empower our clients to the extent that they can run with the programmes themselves.”
Candice and the Mobius Team strive to add value wherever they can by building long-term relationships that actualise sustainability. Candice pioneered this “people first” process, evident in her approach to Information Privacy and Third Party Risk Management. Her discussion with clients offers them a straightforward understanding of the different models available to their organisation, and how they can manage and mitigate risks within their organisation – whether in-house, or outsourced.
“When we have discussions with clients, budget is sometimes an impending factor. The Mobius Group will still make a plan and help clients where we can, practically and efficiently, says Candice. “We go the extra mile and become a part of the team while looking out the best for all of our clients and that is for me, our major differentiating factor.”
LIFE AT MOBIUS CONSULTING
Mobius Consulting is a diverse and talented team. Along with Candice, each individual has been hand-picked for their unique contribution towards the success of both the company and clients alike. In 2020, Candice’s efforts to drive business growth amidst global economic hardship were recognised not only by Mobius Consulting’s clients, but by the Mobius team itself.
“With the challenges that I have faced, being able to achieve everything that I wanted to achieve is what makes working at Mobius so special. The values that I live in my family life, what is important to me, are the same values that are lived by Mobius Consulting,” says Candice.
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