HOW DO THE OUTCOMES OF THIRD PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT INCREASE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA?

    WHAT ARE THE COMPLIANCE DRIVERS FOR THIRD PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA   The world has officially arrived in the age of information, with an ever-increasing amount of company, client and customer data at our fingertips. The increasing amounts of available information raises the need for organisations to take more responsibility for […]

INTRODUCING MALCOLM PARKER, SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT

  Malcolm Parker’s Global Experience Malcolm Parker began his career on a traditional chartered accountant route with articles at KPMG which is where he met Patrick Ryan and Lynn Martin. Quite early in his career he realised he was more passionate about IT than finance and switched to a career in IT auditing, advisory and […]

INTRODUCING ROBERT LEN, LEAD SECURITY TESTER

Robert Len’s Background  Cape Town born, Robert Len has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Information Systems. He also completed his MCSE and OSCP. Rob’s passion for information security has led him to pursue his masters in Computer Science, writing his thesis on in-browser crypto jacking.  Robert Len has specialised in information technology throughout his […]

INTRODUCING ROELIEN HOWELL, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

  Roelien Howell’s Background  Roelien Howell started her professional career at KPMG where she was exposed to many varied privacy projects, and it was there that she became passionate about the subject. After her time at KPMG, Roelien Howell joined the Mobius Consulting team in its first year of operation.   “It was like joining a very small group of […]

4 ESSENTIAL SECURITY PRINCIPLES TO CONSIDER WHEN MOVING TO THE CLOUD

With Raymond Du Plessis, Ekaterina Conradie and Sven Muller from Mobius Consulting.     Many large financial services companies with broad customer bases are moving to the cloud for improved accessibility, scalability, cost-effectiveness and new cloud based customer apps. However, this modernisation shift comes with its own set of challenges.  Mobius Consulting has worked closely […]

COMMENCEMENT OF CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT, 2013 – 1 JULY 2020.

Critical Portions of the POPI Act are Scheduled to Commence   The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) promotes the protection of personal information processed by public and private entities and seeks to ensure that the human right to privacy is upheld. We have noted in recent media releases that the Information Regulator has made […]

INTRODUCING YOLANDI MOODLEY, SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT

  Yolandi Moodley’s Background    At the University of Johannesburg, Yolandi Moodley studied a BCom in IT Management and completed her Honours Degree in Informatics. With exposure to both the business and technical sides of her field, Yolandi discovered that she has more of an interest in the business, management and governance sector.    Yolandi Moodley started her professional career […]

INTRODUCING LYNN MARTIN: DIRECTOR OF MOBIUS CONSULTING

Supporting Teams Around the Globe     Lynn Martin’s Background   Lynn Martin’s background is in business consulting and IT consulting. She graduated with a BCom in Informatics and Accounting from North West University and started off her professional career at Andersen. Later Lynn Martin joined The Clicks Group to set up their IT Audit […]

KNOW AND MANAGE YOUR APPLICATION RISKS DURING COVID-19

With Amanda Hechter and Raymond du Plessis from Mobius Consulting as well and Lee Bristow from Phinity Risk     Improve your Identity and Access Governance (IAG) & Assess your Application Security Risk     With COVID-19 catching much of the world off-guard, there has been a scramble for organisations to make key applications, such […]

ETHICAL HACKING AND CYBER SECURITY TESTING: 7 TESTS TO CHECK YOUR CYBER SECURITY

With Patrick Ryan, Managing Director; and Robert Len, Lead Security Tester of Mobius Consulting.      Remote Working may be the New Normal    To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, companies around the globe have sent their employees home, requiring them to work remotely. For some companies this transition to remote working was easy to implement as there has been […]

[FREE INFOGRAPHIC] 3 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL INFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

With Yolandi Moodley, Senior Managing Consultant for Mobius Consulting.     We live in the digital age, where information is shared at an astronomical rate. Since remote working has become the “new normal” in a very short space of time, many companies are entering uncharted territory when it comes to managing their information security risks. […]

KNOW AND MANAGE YOUR SUPPLIER SECURITY RISK DURING COVID-19-19

With Lee Bristow from Phinity Risk Solutions and Malcolm Parker, Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting.     Manage your Supplier Security Risk    The novel Coronavirus has created a number of challenges for society and most organisations are not well prepared to cope with this pandemic and the impact that it has on their trade. […]

HOW TO MAINTAIN CORPORATE PRIVACY IN A HOME-BASED OFFICE

With Patrick Ryan, Managing Director and Roelien Howell, Principal Consultant from Mobius Consulting.     POPIA: The Protection of Personal Information Act   The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) aims to enforce protection of personal information by creating the lawful conditions for how this information must be managed. POPIA is closely related to the […]

CORONA VIRUS AND WORKING REMOTELY

4 CRITICAL RISKS FOR A COMPANY TO MANAGE   Coronavirus poses a risk to humanity, possibly the greatest risk to our physical health that many of us have faced in our lifetime, and at the same time, unethical cybercriminals are using the pandemic as an opportunity to increase hacking attempts and phishing attacks. In order […]

MOBIUS CONSULTING & PHINITY RISK MANAGEMENT ON COVID-19

The Covid-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic is highly topical at the moment and we at Mobius Consulting have taken a clear stance on this. REMOTE WORKING Mobius Consulting has implemented, with immediate effect, a remote-working policy in the South African, Mauritius and UK offices for the next two weeks. Our clients have met this decision with […]

INTRODUCING SANDHYA MOHAN-PILLAI: DIRECTOR OF MOBIUS CONSULTING

The Importance of Practical Solutions in Information Risk Management     Sandhya Mohan-Pillai    The information risk and technology consulting industry has seen a huge surge in recent years, with Mobius Consulting’s own Sandhya Mohan-Pillai as a prominent figure in the industry, helping lead the way in creating awareness and understanding of organisational IT Governance […]

INTRODUCING PATRICK RYAN: MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MOBIUS CONSULTING

The Origins of Mobius Consulting     Patrick Ryan, Managing Director   Before starting Mobius Consulting eight years ago, Patrick Ryan worked at a number of large auditing, accounting, and tax firms in South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States, which allowed him to expand his skills, and gain invaluable experience in information and cyber […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF CYBER SECURITY AND THIRD PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Having a solid cybersecurity and third party risk management plan for your business is paramount.

WILL THIS BE THE YEAR WE SEE THE POPI ACT COME INTO EFFECT?

THE LONG WAIT TO ENFORCEMENT  The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was first tabled in 2005. In 2013, the President signed off the act.  Subsequently, a few developments were established, we saw the appointment of the Information Regulator in 2016 and most recently in 2019 the final regulations of the act were published. These […]

WHERE TO START WITH PRIVACY

Acting ethically means organisations need to understand their personal information processing activities together with the positive and negative impacts on all parties. This means organisations need to be effective data stewards and align processing activities with applicable privacy compliance requirements. Being compliant with privacy law / regulations may be daunting, however we have a recommended […]

ISMS IN A DIGITISED BOX

Information Security is the immune system in the body of any business. But how do we implement an effective, sustainable Information Security Management System (ISMS) within an organisation?   With a proven track record in defining, assessing and implementing an ISMS utilising integrated risk management technology, we have applied our specialist knowledge to create the […]

MOBIUS WON AWARDS AT ISACA SA ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING

Mobius won TWO awards at the ISACA SA Annual Awards event.  The ISACA South Africa Awards are the highest honours bestowed by the Chapter on individuals in the appreciation of their active roles in the field of technology, information and cyber security, governance, risk and innovation in South Africa.  The ISACA South Africa Chapter hosted […]

MOBIUS CONSULTING CYBER SECURITY SURVEY

  It is Global Cyber Awareness Month, a perfect time to review if your organisation has the required capabilities in place to handle a major cyber security incident.  Are you aware of the latest cyber security trends in the industry and how other organisations are managing cyber risk?   Take the Mobius Cyber security Survey […]

READY, SET… PRIVACY

We’ve certainly noticed recent changes in global Privacy regulation, including the go live date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as some advances with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) – more precisely, the efforts of the Information Regulator to establish its office. Privacy has most definitely moved past the point […]

WE HOSTED AN IDENTITIES IN THE FUTURE EVENT WITH SAILPOINT AND CYBERIAM

As the number and types of users accessing your data increases in this modern and ever complex world, managing these identities and limiting their access to only what is necessary, is one of the many issues to solve in the identity space. Add outsourcing, cloud services, dev/ops and Agile to the mix, this gets even […]

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 […]

REGISTRATION FOR “ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD” EVENT

 

CYBER SECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE INFOSHEET

  Hot off the press is our new Cyber Security Incident Response infosheet.   The infosheet articulates how we can help clients to improve their cyber security incident readiness through our approach of developing, adopting and testing an organisation wide response process.   Download the infosheet HERE        

WE’RE A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE #ITWEB SECURITY SUMMIT 2019

We’ll be exhibiting at #ITWeb Security Summit 2019!  Raymond du Plessis (Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting) will also be presenting on the topic “Developing a cybersecurity programme based on the NIST framework”.   ITWeb Security Summit is southern Africa’s definitive conference and expo for information security, IT and business professionals. The 14th annual ITWeb […]

MOBIUS WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE FIRST THIRD PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA- 19 AND 20 MARCH 2019

Mobius, in partnership with Phinity Risk Solutions, will be speaking at the first Third Party Risk Management Conference in South Africa. Join us at the conference to gain insights into managing third party risks in a changing regulatory environment, setting up a third party management framework, instituting due diligence practices and implementing third party risk […]

SAILPOINT iD JOHANNESBURG 2018

The Identity Governance Thought Leadership Event Come join other identity professionals from around Africa for a two-day event full of best practices workshops, discussions on the future of identity and networking with your peers. Learn how to make your organisation’s identity program more efficient and secure – all rounded off with a passport to party! […]

MOBIUS WAS A SPONSOR AT ISACA CONFERENCE 2018

Mobius was a sponsor at the ISACA Conference that took place at the SCC on 27 and 28 August 2018. The ISACA South Africa Chapter Annual Conference takes you in-depth into emerging trends, best practices, and the tools and techniques you need to survive and thrive in the ever-more complex world of information systems audit, […]

NIST RELEASES VERSION 1.1 OF ITS POPULAR CYBER SECURITY FRAMEWORK

Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber security, more widely known as the Cyber security Framework. “Cyber security is critical for national and economic security,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The voluntary NIST Cyber […]

MOBIUS WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CHAPTER MEETING ON 17 APRIL 2017

Robert Len (Senior Penetration Tester at Mobius Consulting) will present “Would the owner of “Password123” please stand up” at the Western Cape Regional Chapter meeting on 17 April.  In this presentation Robert will discuss bypassing security controls to gain access to critical systems using actual case studies. Robert will talk through the steps taken during […]

VISIT THE MOBIUS CONSULTING STAND AT THE ITWEB SECURITY SUMMIT2018

Visit the Mobius Consulting stand at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018 Mobius Consulting is a Sponsor at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018 on 22 – 23 May 2018 at Vodacom World, Midrand. The ITWeb Security Summit 2018 will address information security in a purely business context, which will enable you to respond effectively and protect […]

THE MOBIUS ACADEMY

Want to fast-track your team? The Mobius Academy 2018 IT GRC internship programme is aimed at graduates and young professionals. Contact us today to request a quote for the full programme (23 training days) or specific courses ranging between a half-day to 2 days per course. Download our Factsheet

OCTOBER IS CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

Mobius is offering “live hack” demo’s (approximately 30 mins ) to all our valued clients to raise Cyber Security awareness during the month of October. The Goal  To educate and ultimately change user behaviour in dealing with nefarious emails and suspicious links.  The demo not only aligns with but very much reinforces the concept of “think before […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK RYAN FOR WINNING THE ISACA INNOVATION AWARD

Congratulations to our MD, Patrick Ryan, for winning the 2017 ISACA South Africa Innovation Award. Mobius, under Patrick Ryan’s direction, developed a Third Party Risk Management methodology in 2015, and using this methodology assisted clients to manage their third party risks. Patrick Ryan, soon identified the relatively low maturity level of Third Party Risk Management […]

ISACA EXAM PREPARATION WORKSHOPS FOR CISA AND CRISC

Mobius Consulting will be presenting ISACA Exam Preparation Workshops for CISA (by Terence Fogarty) and CRISC (by Andre Viviers) 30 – 31 August 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre. Please go to the following links for more information, rates and to register: i. http://isaca-events.org.za/crisc2017/ ii. http://isaca-events.org.za/cisa2017/

WE ARE A SPONSOR AT THE 2017 ISACA SOUTH AFRICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The ISACA South Africa Chapter Annual Conference 28 – 29 August 2017 takes you in-depth into emerging trends, best practices, and the tools and techniques you need to survive and thrive in the ever-more complex world of information systems audit, assurance, control and security. Connect with experts, thought leaders and fellow information systems and business […]

MOBIUS CONSULTING ON BOARD AS A SPONSOR FOR THE ITWEB SECURITY SUMMIT 2017

Mobius Consulting is a Sponsor at the ITWeb Security Summit 2017 on 16 – 17 May 2017 at Vodacom World, Midrand. ITWeb events attract senior level business decision-makers across the ICT industry. The content expertise is in the ICT industry and covers a broad spectrum of relevant topics, from cyber security to the cloud and […]

Information Regulator Media Briefing

Yesterday the newly formed Information Regulator held a public media briefing in Cape Town. Key points from the briefing are available on their website.  The Regulator is actively working on operationalising the office and gaining insights from established information regulators across various countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom. The expected commencement date of the […]

MOBIUS CONSULTING IS NOW PART OF THE IAPP VENDOR LIST

We are proud to announce that we are now part of the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP) vendor list, one of the largest global privacy communities. Learn more about the IAPP: IAPP Mission and Background

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