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Data discovery technology comparison

Mobius Consulting has facilitated and performed data discovery exercises for both structured and unstructured data, across various industries. Mobius is not limited to one specific tool and rather uses a combination of software tools based on our clients’ requirements, while considering licensing costs. See the full comparison in our factsheet: Mobius Data discovery technology comparison v1.0

Mobius approach to data discovery

Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information continues to be a significant concern for most organisations and remains a challenge due to the complexity of managing organisational data, structured data and unstructured data. The adoption of King III, compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards and pending Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act have cr ...[Read More]

Web Application Penetration Testing Training

The Web Application Penetration Testing training is a three-day entry-level course facilitated by a qualified and experienced instructor that is designed to teach students how to practically discover and exploit the security of web applications. Students are taught the real world tools and techniques that are used by modern hackers enabling them to discover and remediate the vulnerabilities in the ...[Read More]

Cyber Security – Where do I start?

Cybersecurity is increasingly in the spotlight with daily media reports of organisations that have been hacked by cyber criminals. Not only is the number of hacking incidents increasing, but the net effects on organisations are worsening. A report by the Centre for Strategic & International Studies estimates that cybercrime in South Africa is costing the country approximately R5.8 billion a ye ...[Read More]

ARTICLE 6: Condition 6 of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

As part of our series of articles discussing POPI, in this article we provide insight into the requirements set out in Condition 6.  Condition 6: Openness  Insight: POPI includes specific references to the requirements of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). This means that people whose personal information companies process has the right to request details regarding the collection, ...[Read More]

ARTICLE 5: Condition 5 of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

As part of our series of articles discussing POPI, in this article we provide insight into the requirements set out in Condition 5. Condition 5: Quality of Information  Insight: This condition of POPI requires organisations to have controls in place to ensure that personal information collected, processed and stored is accurate, complete and not misleading. This applies to manual collection as wel ...[Read More]

ARTICLE 4: Condition 4 of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

As part of our series of articles discussing POPI, in this article we provide insight into the requirements set out in Condition 4. Condition 4: Further Processing Limitation Ø Further processing to be compatible with purpose of collection Insight: Before personal information may be processed for any other purposes than it was originally collected for, the data subject’s consent must be obta ...[Read More]

ARTICLE 3: Condition 3 of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

As part of our series of articles discussing POPI, in this article we provide insight into the requirements set out in Condition 3. Condition 3: Purpose Specification Collection for specific purpose Insight: Responsible parties must ensure that the purpose for which they collect personal information is specific, lawful and clearly communicated to data subjects. For example, where a potential clien ...[Read More]

The evolution of the Information Security function & InfoSec trends

Mobius Consulting recently concluded a study into the evolution of the Information Security functions within corporates.  Research was conducted primarily by means of structured interviews with Information Security personnel at eight South African corporates in the Retail and Financial Services sectors and was supplemented with further desktop-based research. The objectives of this research study ...[Read More]

Mobius POPI Article 2 – Condition 1 & 2

ARTICLE 2: Conditions 1 and 2 of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) As part of our series of articles discussing POPI, in this article we provide insight into the requirements set out in Conditions 1 and 2. Condition 1: Accountability Responsible party to ensure conditions for lawful processing Insight: Organisations that process personal information will be held accountable for com ...[Read More]