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 data repository.

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 […]

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 […]

PCI DSS INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT

The Mobius Information Security team recently completed an independent assessment of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for a client in the consumer services industry. The project included assessing compliance with all the data security requirements of PCI DSS, and assisting the client with the completion of their annual Self-Assessment […]

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 at 1700 […]

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 […]

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