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CYBER SECURITY IN MAURITIUS AND GLOBALLY

On the 26th of October at Hennessy Park Hotel, Mobius Consulting Mauritius hosted an in-person event and workshop on the increasingly relevant topic of Cyber Security.  The event's purpose was to share the insights from Mobius Group’s recent Cyber Security survey and take an in-depth look into the current Cyber Security landscape and what this [...]

LE MAURICIEN FEATURED AN ARTICLE FROM MOBIUS CONSULTING

Geopolitical conflict is accelerating cyber attacks worldwide. Le Mauricien recently featured an article from Mobius Consulting where our experts commented on this alarming trend and shared insights from our October Cyber Security conference.   "83% of organisations have already suffered a data breach. While organisations are investing more in Cyber Security by acquiring more sophisticated [...]

MOBIUS CONSULTING HOSTS A WEBINAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ISACA

                 Learn how to equip your Internal Audit team to support IT Management in achieving their goals Mobius Consulting recently hosted an engaging and topical webinar in partnership with ISACA, MC’d by our very own Lovena J Reddi. This event is one of many we have joined forces with ISACA to host, and it […]

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOUD SECURITY STRATEGY

  What every security and compliance team needs to consider        In the cloud, everything is bigger, better, and faster. Yet adapting to the speed of change can be an uphill battle for security and compliance teams. Mobius Consulting recently hosted a webinar led by Cloud Security Governance experts Amanda Hechter and Sven Mueller, where we […]

INSPIRING WOMEN IN TECH

  Women have been making an impact in technology from its earliest developments, with women cited as being the first computer developers (Ada Lovelace), having invented WIFI (Hedy Lamarr), and boasting the title Mother of the Internet (Radia Perlman). We continue to make an impact in the 21st century as the technology field expands at […]

4 ESSENTIAL SECURITY PRINCIPLES TO CONSIDER WHEN MOVING TO THE CLOUD

With Raymond Du Plessis 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 with companies in this […]

XSS to SHELL

ZERO-DAY ADVENTURES – UNKNOWN UNTIL WE FOUND THEM For the astute among you, you’ll notice that the chaining of these types of exploits has been seen/used often enough, but the implications thereof are often overlooked. In this write-up we delve a little deeper into a real life example of how we uncovered three zero-days in […]

XSS TO SHELL

ZERO-DAY ADVENTURES – UNKNOWN UNTIL WE FOUND THEM For the astute among you, you’ll notice that the chaining of these types of exploits has been seen/used often enough, but the implications thereof are often overlooked. In this write-up we delve a little deeper into a real life example of how we uncovered three zero-days in […]

STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY WITH MOBIUS CONSULTING

      DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP AROUND THE WORLD   A recent study by Boston Consulting Group showed that companies that value diversity amongst staff and senior management increased their revenue by 19%. The study found that “increasing the diversity of leadership teams leads to more and better innovation and improved financial performance.” It looked […]

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 protecting […]

4 ESSENTIAL SECURITY PRINCIPLES TO CONSIDER WHEN MOVING TO THE CLOUD

With Raymond Du Plessis 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 with companies in this […]

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 […]

ENHANCING INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAMMES IN MAURITIUS SINCE 2019

With Lovena Reddi, Managing Consultant for Mobius Consulting Mauritius     From South Africa to Mauritius   Mobius Consulting takes pride in empowering the largest group of companies in Mauritius with enhanced Information Security programmes. Mobius Consulting Mauritius, in collaboration with Mobius Consulting South Africa, assisted one of the largest conglomerates in Mauritius to set […]

INTRODUCING LOVENA REDDI

    Lovena Reddi’s Background    After completing her BSC degree in Computer Systems, her next step was to do her Master’s degree in Enterprise Management and later she became a qualified Microsoft Systems Engineer and Certified information Security Manager. She feels as if there is always a lot to learn because the Mobius way of consulting is new on the market.   […]

5 STEPS TO CREATING A CYBER SECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE FRAMEWORK

With Patrick Ryan, Amanda Hechter and Raymond du Plessis from Mobius Consulting        The NIST Cyber Security Incident Response Framework   Cyber security breaches should be taken as a “when” and not an “if” occurrence, especially given the rise in cyber attacks due to remote working. The wrong time to put your cyber security incident response plan in place is […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 PATRICK RYAN: MANAGING DIRECTOR AT MOBIUS CONSULTING

INTRODUCTION TO PATRICK RYAN AND THE ORIGINS OF MOBIUS CONSULTING 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 security, which […]

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 […]

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 to […]

A LOOK AT THE GDPR AND THE RELEVANCE TO NON EU ENTITIES

It’s been almost a year since we received large amounts of emails informing us of updates to companies’ privacy policies. On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The cost of non-compliance, with this extraterritorial regulation, for those entities which process EU citizen personal information is still as high as […]

MAURITIUS OPENS BORDERS TO SPECIALISED AGENCIES

Mobius Consulting hosted a Cyber Security and Privacy event at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebene on 12 April 2019. Subject matter experts discussed information risks you need to be aware of :- –   risk of non-compliance with privacy regulations and balancing the legal and practical aspects of         the regulations, –   increasing […]

CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY EVENT FEEDBACK FORM

Thank you so much for attending our Cybersecurity and Data Privacy event on 12 April 2019.  We are greatly thankful to you for your gesture of taking out time of your busy schedule to complete the feedback form.   Your feedback is extremely valuable to our ongoing effort to strengthen our business relationship. [caldera_form id=”CF5cb41e8a7739a”]   […]

CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY EVENT

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED We will use the information you provide for purposes related to the event. We may contact you with relevant information and/or events in future with your consent. Important note: By attending the Mobius Consulting (Ltd) (hereafter Mobius) event, you grant permission to be photographed during the event. The resulting photographs may […]

MOBIUS GROUP IS EXCITED TO LAUNCH THE MAURITIUS OFFICE

Mobius group is excited to launch the Mauritius office to our existing presence in South Africa and United Kingdom. We believe that our cyber security and privacy consulting services will provide value to clients in Financial Services, Hospitality, and other industries to enable them to manage their information risks in this exciting and growing market. […]

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