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Mobius Consulting: Introducing Candice Jamieson, Senior Managing Consultant

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Candice Jamieson, Senior Managing Consultant Category: Introduction to Mobius 6 min With a dynamic background in systems development, auditing, and risk management, Candice has refined her skillset in a unique way with Technology Assurance being the backbone of her expertise. Candice's vision for Mobius is to guide clients on their journey towards [...]

Mobius Group

Mobius Group Category: Introduction to Mobius 33 sec It all began with an idea, powered by a drive to actualise sustainable change within Information Risk Management - the Mobius Group was established in 2012 by a small team of people committed to creating an international organisation that operates beyond borders, leading the way for Mobius [...]

A Holistic Approach to Information Risk Management

A Holistic Approach to Information Risk Management Category: Introduction to Mobius 1 min Mobius Consulting is a global network of consulting practices. With a holistic approach to information security risk, we help large corporates mature their cyber security, information security, privacy and compliance processes to name a few. Reach out to us for your information [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min Raymond du Plessis is the senior managing consultant and part of the EXCO team. With such a dynamic background in information security, he works between two service lines: Security Testing as well as Cyber Security. For the Security Testing team, [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Candice Jackson, Senior Managing Consultant

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Candice Jackson, Senior Managing Consultant Category: Introduction to Mobius 7 min 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 [...]

Amanda Hechter: Talking Tech Consulting & Trends

Amanda Hechter: Trends in Information Risk & Changes in the Industry Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min Amanda Hechter: Talking Tech Consulting & Trends "We look at how to embed technology into organisations, and that the technologies we implement are sustainable and really add value to our customers. There’s a huge drive around automation in [...]

Amanda Hechter: Trends in Information Risk & Changes in the Industry

Amanda Hechter: Trends in Information Risk & Changes in the Industry Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min “The industry is constantly changing. In the information risk and information security space, it’s never the same –and because of that, it allows me to innovate, think differently, and come up with new approaches. This dynamism in the [...]

Amanda Hechter: Infosec is an Ever Changing Environment

Amanda Hechter: Infosec is an Ever Changing Environment Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min This dynamism in the technology industry is a catalyst for creativity, which is an element Amanda immerses herself in. On every project, we have a different approach. Of course, there are best practices and standards to follow, but how you apply [...]

Introducing Amanda Hechter: Senior Managing Consultant IAG & Tech Implementation

Introducing Amanda Hechter: Senior Managing Consultant IAG & Tech Implementation Category: Introduction to Mobius 4 min Technology consulting brings a new level of understanding to the implementation of information technology and benefits it can have for businesses; and Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting, Amanda Hechter is one such driver of the service line. As [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Malcolm Parker, Senior Managing Consultant

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Malcolm Parker, Senior Managing Consultant Category: Introduction to Mobius 4 min Malcolm Parker is the Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) service line leader. He believes maintaining good relationships with clients is just as important as providing technical excellence. “Our consulting team helps companies implement solid TPRM best practice policies and processes,” says [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Robert Len, Lead Security Tester

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Robert Len, Lead Security Tester Category: Introduction to Mobius 1 min Mobius Consulting: Introducing Robert Len, Lead Security Tester Robert Len is the service line leader for the security testing service line at Mobius Consulting, where (ethical) hacking and security testing comes to life. The security testing team works hard to challenge [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Roelien Howell, Principal Consultant

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Roelien Howell, Principal Consultant Category: Introduction to Mobius 2 min Mobius Consulting: Introducing Roelien Howell, Principal Consultant 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 [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Lynn Martin

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Lynn Martin Category: Introduction to Mobius 5 min Lynn Martin has 20 years of experience in the consulting world, and enjoys working together with global team members to ensure the Mobius Consulting culture and standards are implemented across the organisation. Working at Mobius Consulting over the past 8 years has further refined [...]

Sandhya Mohan Pillai: Latest Trends

Sandhya Mohan Pillai: Latest Trends Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min 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 and Information security [...]

More about the Mobius Consulting Virtual Office

More about the Mobius Consulting Virtual Office Category: The Mobius Virtual Office 48 sec The Mobius Consulting Virtual Office provides you with access to Information Security expertise, resources and managed services. Our online store makes Risk Management easily available to any business of any size.

Introducing Mobius Consulting Virtual Office

Introducing Mobius Consulting Virtual Office Category: The Mobius Virtual Office 2 min Meet Graeme Huddy, Global Change Enabler for Mobius Consulting. With an ever-changing commercial landscape, Mobius Consulting now provides the full suite of Information Risk Management services without any geographical limitations. With all of the Mobius Consulting offerings made available to you, organisations now [...]

Cyber Security strategies: Back to basics and advanced cyber practices

Cyber Security strategies: Back to basics and advanced cyber practices Category: Products 8 min Our Cyber Security team talks about strategies organisations should take when approaching Cyber Security. Robyn Goosen, Senior Consultant, touches on fundamentals that organisations often overlook in Cyber Security and provides approaches on how to solve this. Robyn recommends the three most [...]

Technology Assurance with Candice Jamieson

Technology Assurance with Candice Jamieson Category: Products 2 min In our new podcast episode, Candice Jamieson shares how Mobius Consulting can provide your company and Audit / Risk Committee with assurance over the technologies that support your business. If technology is managed properly, your organisation will have the operational resilience needed to carry it into [...]

Third Party Risk Management Managed Service Offering : Automate your TPRM

Third Party Risk Management Managed Service Offering : Automate your TPRM Category: Products 1 min We offer Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) as a managed service to help you safeguard your corporate information. Using a simplified and practical approach, our consultants help you identify your Third Party risks quickly and cost-effectively, ensuring efforts are focused [...]

Let Mobius Help You Manage Third Party Risk

Let Mobius Help You Manage Third Party Risk Category: Products 32 sec Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) is an essential for all companies across the board. Mobius Consulting is made up of highly skilled individuals with both the credentials and the experience to help you identify, manage and mitigate your Third Party Risk. Speak to [...]

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Lynn Martin

Mobius Consulting: Introducing Lynn Martin Category: ITWeb Security Summit 4 min Lynn Martin has 20 years of experience in the consulting world, and enjoys working together with global team members to ensure the Mobius Consulting culture and standards are implemented across the organisation. Working at Mobius Consulting over the past 8 years has further refined [...]

Introducing Sandhya Mohan Pillai, Director at Mobius Consulting

Introducing Sandhya Mohan Pillai, Director at Mobius Consulting Category: ITWeb Security Summit 3 min Introducing Sandhya Mohan Pillai, Director at Mobius Consulting Having been part of larger professional organisations for over 10 years, Sandhya joined Mobius Consulting as one of the early founding members of Mobius Consulting and now leads the Johannesburg practice. She has [...]

Patrick Ryan: Is Mobius Consulting an End-to-End Solution?

Patrick Ryan: Is Mobius Consulting an End-to-End Solution? Category: ITWeb Security Summit 2 min Introduction to Patrick Ryan and the Origins of Mobius Consulting Mobius Consulting has serviced over 150 corporate organisations and 22 of the JSE top 40 companies in South Africa as well as large corporate clients in Europe, Africa, and Mauritius. As [...]

Introducing Patrick Ryan, MD of Mobius Consulting

Introducing Patrick Ryan, MD of Mobius Consulting Category: ITWeb Security Summit 6 min Introduction to Patrick Ryan and the Origins of Mobius Consulting The name Mobius came out of a desire to let go of limits and hard boundaries that can be found in the risk management industry. “I was looking for something that spoke [...]

Patrick Ryan: More about Mobius Consulting

Patrick Ryan: More about Mobius Consulting Category: ITWeb Security Summit 7 min Patrick Ryan: More about Mobius Consulting The idea for Mobius Consulting came about when Patrick reached a stage in his career where he began feeling frustrated by the limitations imposed on advisory work within “The Big 4” and recognising the opportunity that information [...]

A new chapter: Mobius Consulting enters the United Kingdom

A new chapter: Mobius Consulting enters the United Kingdom Category: About Mobius Consulting 10 min It's a new chapter for Mobius Consulting, and we couldn't be more excited. Amanda Hechter, our Senior Managing Consultant, will be heading up Mobius Consulting UK and introducing the services and methodologies we've successfully built in South Africa to UK [...]

Looking Forward into 2021 and Beyond

Looking Forward into 2021 and Beyond Category: About Mobius Consulting 7 min At Mobius Consulting, we strive to help organisations build trust in their digital environment. With increasing digital adoption, companies are becoming entirely reliant on their systems and data, and in this evolving landscape trust in these processes is imperative. Looking forward to 2021 [...]

A Message from the Managing Director, Patrick Ryan: Reflecting on 2020

A Message from the Managing Director, Patrick Ryan: Reflecting on 2020 Category: About Mobius Consulting 14 min With 2020 came more innovations from Mobius Consulting than ever before. As an organisation we chose to rise to the challenge and adapt to the new circumstances that this global change has brought with it. We continue to [...]

A Holistic Approach to Information Risk Management

A Holistic Approach to Information Risk Management Category: About Mobius Consulting 4 min Mobius Consulting is a global network of consulting practices. With a holistic approach to information security risk, we help large corporates mature their cyber security, information security, privacy and compliance processes to name a few.

Congratulations Candice Jackson, Winner of the 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award from ISACA

Congratulations Candice Jackson, Winner of the 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award from ISACA Category: About Mobius Consulting 4 min  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 [...]

Mobius Group – National Conference 2019

Mobius Group - National Conference 2019 Category: About Mobius Consulting 4 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to Information Privacy

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to Information Privacy Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to Third Party Risk Management

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to Third Party Risk Management Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to Identity and Access Governance

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to Identity and Access Governance Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to Information Security

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to Information Security Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to IT Governance

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to IT Governance Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Mobius Consulting – Our approach to Security Testing

Mobius Consulting - Our approach to Security Testing Category: About Mobius Consulting 1 min

Who is Mobius Consulting?

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The Key To A Successful Cloud Security Strategy

The Key To A Successful Cloud Security Strategy Category: Webinars 1hr 8min Presented by Cloud Security Governance experts, Amanda Hechter from Mobius Consulting, and Sven Mueller, this webinar unpacks what every security and compliance team needs to consider for a successful Cloud Security strategy. The topics we discuss: - Unpacking the Shared Responsibility Model - [...]

Threat Identification and Profiling with Bharat Bhanji

Threat Identification and Profiling with Bharat Bhanji Category: Webinars 22 min Watch Mobius Consulting and Mobius Binary discuss how your organisation can become proactive against Cyber Security threats using tools and strategies that will boost your preparedness. Mobius Consulting's Cyber Security specialists, Tshego Tshifhango and Bharat Bhanji will be joining Mobius Binary's Lead Security Analyst, [...]

The Model Required for Effective Threat Management with Tshego Tshifango

The Model Required for Effective Threat Management with Tshego Tshifango Category: Webinars 26 min Watch Mobius Consulting and Mobius Binary discuss how your organisation can become proactive against Cyber Security threats using tools and strategies that will boost your preparedness. Mobius Consulting's Cyber Security specialists, Tshego Tshifhango and Bharat Bhanji will be joining Mobius Binary's [...]

The Advantages and Impacts of Cyber Insurance on Incident Response

The Advantages and Impacts of Cyber Insurance on Incident Response Category: Webinars 28 min Learn how Cyber Insurance can impact your Incident Response Framework with Raymond du Plessis and Tshegofatso Tshifhango at the ISACA Annual Virtual Conference.During this presentation, our subject matter experts will share valuable insights related to Cyber Insurance including the advantages, the [...]

Information Risks Exposed: How Vulnerable is your Home Network Security?

Information Risks Exposed: How Vulnerable is your Home Network Security? Category: Webinars 31 min About Mobius Binary: Designed as a centre of excellence, Mobius Binary was established when Mobius Consulting saw the need for a stand-alone entity within the Mobius Group to focus purely on Security Testing. Mobius Binary’s link to Mobius Consulting offers clients [...]

Why is Your Third Party Risk Management programme Failing?

Why is Your Third Party Risk Management programme Failing? Category: Webinars 30 min Hear from Malcolm Parker, Senior Managing Consultant for Mobius Consulting unpack Third Party Risk Management while sharing useful tips to building a successful TPRM Programme.

The Long Road to Privacy: All of Your Most Pressing Information Privacy Questions Answered

The Long Road to Privacy: All of Your Most Pressing Information Privacy Questions Answered Category: Webinars 41 min We’re tackling the 3 P’s of Privacy (“Privacy Project Pitfalls”) and we’ll be joined by guest Corporate panellists, who are subject matter experts in their organisations and industries. With so many Privacy compliance requirements organisations are ramping [...]

The Triple P’s of Privacy: Privacy Project Pitfalls

The Triple P's of Privacy: Privacy Project Pitfalls Category: Webinars 1hr 27min We’re tackling the 3 P’s of Privacy (“Privacy Project Pitfalls”) and we’ll be joined by guest Corporate panellists, who are subject matter experts in their organisations and industries. With so many Privacy compliance requirements organisations are ramping up their compliance journeys. There are [...]

A new chapter: Mobius Consulting enters the United Kingdom

A new chapter: Mobius Consulting enters the United Kingdom Category: Fun at Mobius 10 min

Mobius Group Annual Conference Team Video 2020

Mobius Group Annual Conference Team Video 2020 Category: Fun at Mobius 3 min

Sandhya Mohan Pillai: Practical Solutions that Mobius Consulting Offers

Sandhya Mohan Pillai: Practical Solutions that Mobius Consulting Offers Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min 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 [...]

Introducing Sandhya Mohan Pillai, Director at Mobius Consulting

Introducing Sandhya Mohan Pillai, Director at Mobius Consulting Category: Introduction to Mobius 3 min Having been part of larger professional organisations for over 10 years, Sandhya joined Mobius Consulting as one of the early founding members of Mobius Consulting and now leads the Johannesburg practice. She has successfully driven business growth in targeted markets in [...]

Patrick Ryan: More about Mobius Consulting

Patrick Ryan: More about Mobius Consulting Category: Introduction to Mobius 7 min The idea for Mobius Consulting came about when Patrick reached a stage in his career where he began feeling frustrated by the limitations imposed on advisory work within “The Big 4” and recognising the opportunity that information security posed. While rules and regulations [...]

Patrick Ryan: How Have Your Clients Experienced Mobius and Phinity?

Patrick Ryan: How Have Your Clients Experienced Mobius and Phinity? Category: Introduction to Mobius 4 min The name Mobius came out of a desire to let go of limits and hard boundaries that can be found in the risk management industry. “I was looking for something that spoke of limitlessness and lack of boundaries,” says [...]

Patrick Ryan: Is Mobius Consulting an End-to-End Solution?

Patrick Ryan: Is Mobius Consulting an End-to-End Solution? Category: Introduction to Mobius 2 min Mobius Consulting has serviced over 150 corporate organisations and 22 of the JSE top 40 companies in South Africa as well as large corporate clients in Europe, Africa, and Mauritius. As a powerhouse in its industry, Mobius Consulting has over 40 [...]

Introducing Patrick Ryan, MD of Mobius Consulting

Introducing Patrick Ryan, MD of Mobius Consulting Category: Introduction to Mobius 6 min The name Mobius came out of a desire to let go of limits and hard boundaries that can be found in the risk management industry. “I was looking for something that spoke of limitlessness and lack of boundaries,” says Ryan. Through my [...]

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 discussed […]

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 […]

CYBER SECURITY CONTROLS ASSESSMENT IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY

A client in the advertising industry approached Mobius Consulting to investigate a potential data leak. The client was concerned that various systems may have been compromised, and that business could be impacted due to negative stakeholder perceptions.   The client requested that Mobius Consulting assist with an investigation of the suspected data breach, and requested [...]

STAFF TRAINING SESSIONS FOR A LARGE NATIONAL BANK

A multi-national global partner enlisted Mobius Consulting to deliver an educational and instructional course to a key strategic client of theirs. Their client was a large national bank whose security concerns required their entire staffing contingent to undergo mandatory training delivered by qualified and skilled agents. Over two days, Mobius delivered two sessions on Malware and [...]

INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY UPDATE FOR A FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE

A well known Financial Services Institute required Mobius Consulting’s assistance in refreshing their Information Security and Information Technology Risk Management policies and standards, as well as their associated controls catalogue, to ensure the relevance of both Information Security and Information Technology controls across their hybrid IT environment – which operates both on-premise and in the cloud. This entailed that Mobius Consulting [...]

PRIVACY GAP ASSESSMENT FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE

A higher education institute appointed Mobius Consulting to assist with a Privacy gap assessment and the implementation of prioritised activities focusing on POPIA, GDPR & other privacy requirements. The assessment was completed across several divisions, and a broad understanding of their current level of Data Privacy readiness was provided.  Mobius assisted the institution with the [...]

BIG DATA GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

In line with changing banking regulatory requirements, a client in the financial services industry required Mobius Consulting's assistance to perform a detailed Data Governance and security review on one of their critical big data repositories. Specifically, Mobius helped the client define data flow diagrams and review current access to the data within the critical big [...]

POPIA READINESS IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY

A client in the advertising industry requested Mobius to assist with their Privacy remediation journey as part of their readiness efforts for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) compliance.  The project’s objective was to align the organisation’s Data Privacy practices with the new Protection of Personal Information Act and other leading Privacy regulations. Some of the critical activities that Mobius […]

DATA MANAGEMENT OPTIMISATION FOR AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

A private educational institution migrated its student management system from its on-premises location to Amazon AWS. Mobius assisted this educational institution by drafting their Privacy and Data Transfer Notice. This notice informs parents of and collects their consent for the transfer of their children’s data outside of Mauritius, in compliance with legislation such as the Mauritius Data […]

MAKING DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE EASIER

A leading large FMCG organisation required SME Privacy and Information Security assistance to drive and achieve the desired level of POPIA compliance within their respective business areas in the organisation. The organisation further required a Privacy Programme to be implemented across the various Information Privacy risk themes which include: Privacy Governance  Change Management  Information Security […]

INFORMATION PRIVACY FOR A GLOBAL OIL AND GAS GIANT

A global Oil and Gas client was in the process of establishing Information Privacy operations across various regions worldwide to mature its compliance efforts with applicable Privacy legislation. While the client embarked on identifying appropriate roles and skillsets for regional Privacy Officers and aimed to initiate implementation efforts; Mobius Consulting was required to drive Privacy […]

CYBER SECURITY AUDIT SERVICES

The Mobius Cyber Security team recently completed a Cyber Security audit for a leading asset management client in the financial services industry. The objective of the project was to provide independent assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of key Cyber Security controls in the environment. The project included an assessment of the organisations Cyber Security […]

CYBER RELATED THIRD PARTY RISK

A leading bank needed to understand the level of cyber related risk that Third Parties and Cloud Service Providers introduced into their business, and also wanted to understand how to mitigate these risks. Mobius assisted the bank by designing and developing a Third Party Cyber Risk Management (TPCRM) approach that was tailored to their unique […]

IMPROVE YOUR ORGANISATION’S PREPAREDNESS FOR A CYBER SECURITY ATTACK

Cyber Security and Incident Response A multinational client in the financial services industry recently asked Mobius to conduct a Cyber Security incident response review and simulation exercise. The primary objective of the project was to help improve the organisation’s readiness to respond to a major Cyber Security incident. The project included the following: Development of […]

HOME NETWORK SECURITY TESTING

A client in the Consumer Services industry was forced to make extensive use of remote working from home as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Their concern was that the home networks and computers used by employees were not secure, and if breached could result in various risks such as disclosure of sensitive data. The […]

FOSTERING A POSITIVE INFORMATION PRIVACY CULTURE ONE LOCATION AT A TIME

A global client in the machinery and equipment business recently asked Mobius Consulting to facilitate Information Privacy awareness training across its various sites in 8 Provinces across the country. Mobius has previously assisted this client in completing a Privacy Gap assessment and subsequently, is currently assisting with the implementation of remediation activities that were recommended […]

SECURITY TESTING PROJECT IN SOUTH AMERICA

A multinational client approached Mobius with the requirement of running two internal penetration tests and two vulnerability scans at two remote offices simultaneously. The client, however, did not have the budget for an onsite analyst at both locations, their budget allowed for only one onsite analyst at one location.  As an organisation, Mobius always endeavours […]

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – INCIDENT SIMULATION FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANY

Mobius recently assisted an Oil and Gas company with a Cyber Security Incident Simulation exercise. The Primary objective of the Simulation was to test the company’s playbooks and stakeholder understanding and involvement in the incident response process. The key deliverables of the project were as follows: Create a tabletop Incident Scenarios including all the possible […]

MOBIUS ASSISTS A LEADING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IN ACHIEVING ISO27001 CERTIFICATION

Mobius Consulting assisted in implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) at a leading financial institution, with the primary objective of obtaining ISO27001 Certification. The scope of certification pertained to a core banking platform, along with related core banking processes. In order to ensure this was possible, Mobius used a practical and technologically-led approach to: […]

DEFINING AND IMPLEMENTING DATA GOVERNANCE

Mobius Consulting assisted a food and beverages company with defining and implementing data governance based on a custom Mobius Data Governance Framework.  The organisation’s data and technical requirements had changed and influenced a decision to move various datasets to a cloud computing service provider.  The move to the Cloud made it imperative to put in […]

MOBIUS IMPROVED REPORTING OF INFORMATION SECURITY

Mobius Consulting assisted with improving the reporting of Information Security at a financial institution through the use of appropriate Information Security metrics and measurements at the Board and Executive levels. The primary objective of the engagement was to define the Information Security metrics and measurements, based on best practices, that should be used for effective […]

CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ROADMAP

Mobius recently completed a Cyber Security Capability and Risk Assessment for a leading financial services organisation. The assessment was based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and included both a risk-based and capability maturity based assessment. The project included the development of a cybersecurity Future State Roadmap for risk reduction and improved security capability. The key […]

DEMONSTRATING THE RISKS OF USING FREE WIFI

Mobius delivered on a project to highlight the potential risks of accessing “free” wireless access points and how this can lead to a targeted attack against the user and even the company they work for. The project included the delivery of a proof of concept rogue wireless access point that was deployed at a client conference. […]

MAKING ACCESS REVIEWS EASIER AND MORE MEANINGFUL TO BUSINESS

Mobius is assisting a client in the financial industry with defining and documenting business-friendly names, descriptions and segregation of duties conflicts for access permissions/access rights on critical financial systems. Timelines to deliver on this engagement are extremely tight with role names, descriptions and segregations of duties needing to be completed for 90 applications over a […]

ASSESSING HIGH-RISK PARTIES FOR A PREMIUM FINANCIAL SERVICE GROUP

Mobius Consulting is assisting a premium financial service group in assessing their high-risk Third Parties cyber security control environment. The primary objective is to identify, profile according to the risk and then assess high-risk third parties in order to identify, log and ultimately help mitigate third party risk. Each new and existing Third Party is […]

A PRIVACY GAP ANALYSIS FOR A GLOBAL BRAND

A global brand management and distribution organisation appointed Mobius to perform a detailed Information Privacy gap analysis based on the current state of the local (South African) divisions. The objective of the project was to understand what is required to ensure compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) across the business divisions as […]

MEASURING THE INFORMATION SECURITY METRICS FOR A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

A well known Financial Institute identified a need to enrich their Information Security strategy and enablement practices to cater for a number of requirements across compliance, risk and external regulations. In order to meet some of these requirements, they engaged Mobius to assist with the development and execution of information security metrics that support and […]

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 […]

INTRODUCING AMANDA HECHTER, SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT

        Technology consulting brings a new level of understanding to the implementation of information technology and benefits it can have for businesses; and Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting, Amanda Hechter is one such driver of the service line.   As part of the EXCO team and a service line leader, Amanda plays […]

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 […]

INTRODUCING RAYMOND DU PLESSES, SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT

  BACKGROUND   Raymond du Plessis is based in Mobius’ Johannesburg office. He began his studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and he has gone on to complete vocational studies through professional bodies like ISACA and ISC. Raymond believes that continual education, and more importantly the knowledge that you gain from it, forms […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 SECURITY RISK 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 […]

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 SET UP 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. […]

[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

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. […]

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 […]

A LOOK AT THE GDPR AND THE RELEVANCE TO NON EUROPEAN 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, –  […]

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 […]

Watch out for the Grand Opening of Mobius Consulting branch in Mauritius & the first ever Security and Privacy Event in March

Watch out for the Grand Opening of Mobius Consulting branch in Mauritius & the first ever Security and Privacy Event in March where our guest speakers will take the audience through the practical aspects of complying with privacy legislation as well as an overview of our services and what difference we hope to make in […]

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. […]

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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