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How to deal with cryptocurrencies in your estate planning

By Opinion 22 November 2017

With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, and more particularly, Bitcoin, the question which isn’t immediately thought of by investors is: how do cryptocurrencies fit into your estate plan and have you accounted for them? FULL STORY >

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How ethical hacking can prevent fraud

By Opinion 13 November 2017

2017 has been wrought with cyberattacks and breaches that have cost copious amounts of money. This International Fraud awareness week, Rudi Dicks, senior consultant, BDO Cyber and Forensics Lab discusses cyber fraud and how it can be avoided through... FULL STORY >

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Paradise papers data leak – what we should know and take forward

By Opinion 13 November 2017

A year after the Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential information from the Bermuda law firm Appleby Group Services, dubbed the Paradise Papers, has shone another light on the use of offshore accounts. FULL STORY >

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Is your security team not getting enough exercise?

By Opinion 17 October 2017

BDO’s head of International Cyber Security Consulting, Danny Solomon and BDO Cyber and Forensic Lab executive in South Africa, David Cohen share their opinions on how businesses should be looking at cyber security. FULL STORY >

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Held hostage: beware the fake antivirus

By Press Release 16 May 2017

Graham Croock, director of IT Audit, Risk and BDO South Africa's Cyber Lab, explains why hackers are discovering that it is more profitable to hold data hostage rather than to steal it. FULL STORY >

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Change the world, one random act of kindness at a time

By Press Release 22 February 2017

Net#work BBDO launches new mobile App – Tinder for saints. FULL STORY >

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Technology is the future of advertising

By Press Release 2 February 2017

Sinister Studio’s and Net#work BBDO are applying technology to advertising in ways that have never been seen before. The result of their technological evolution is an ‘experience’ that fully engages the senses – an experience that viewers have... FULL STORY >

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The South African Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill, 2017...much better

By Press Release 24 January 2017

The Department of Justice published the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, 2017 on 19 January. It is, at first glance, much better than the 2016 draft, says Lucien Pierce, BDO Cyber Lab consultant. FULL STORY >

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Cloud storage: Implications of the PoPI Act

By Press Release 10 November 2016

More and more companies are moving their data to the cloud, as well as government agencies and institutions. But what does this mean for data sensitivity and customer protection? FULL STORY >

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Data centres in the cloud: what’s the risk to your business?

By Press Release 8 November 2016

the power of computing is moving to the cloud. You don’t need a powerful, clunky machine anymore because data is being accessed through even more powerful infrastructure built around the incredible processing power that now exists... FULL STORY >

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One in three companies have been hacked, is yours next?

By Press Release 14 September 2016

In the past year, one in every three companies in South Africa reported having experienced cybercrime in one way or the other. As companies continue to bleed billions of Rands due to cybercrime, there is still not enough being done by... FULL STORY >

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VPNs vs Torrents: taking ownership of internet engagement

By Press Release 10 August 2016

According to BDO Cyber Lab's Graham Croock, the internet has proven to be one of the most significant inventions of our history, however, the unlimited access to communication and information the internet has expedited, has also... FULL STORY >

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Breaking down the walls of isolation to beat cybercrime

By Press Release 20 July 2016

Cyber criminology for financial gain continues to be an escalating global trend but education, being prepared and proactive will go a long way to beating the cyber criminals, notes Graham Croock, director, IT Audit, Risk at Cyber Lab BDO. FULL STORY >

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BDO Cyber Lab recovers substantial data after client hit by latest ‘Cryptolock Legion’ virus

By Press Release 13 July 2016

A prominent South African law firm’s entire IT system was shut down by a recent Cyber attack - the much feared Cryptolock Legion virus. FULL STORY >

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BDO launches Cyber and Forensic Lab to help combat cyber related crimes

By Press Release 22 June 2016

With a focus on tackling the ever-evolving world of cybercrime and the threat it poses to businesses and citizens alike, BDO has launched its own Cyber and Forensics Lab. FULL STORY >

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