In September this year, Gerhard joined Nedbank. This marks a shift from a career in cybercrime and fraud investigations. Previously, he was an associate director in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young. He remains passionate about technology and the fight against crime. He has been specialising in cybercrime, fraud investigations, forensic data analysis and litigation support since 2002. Gerhard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He joined Ernst & Young in 2009, prior to which he was with another Big 4 accounting firm, also in their forensic division. Gerhard’s skills include forensic data analytics and data breach investigations. This includes various activities, such as identifying data sources, designing analytics, malware and backdoor threat detection and remedial actions. His specific experience includes leveraging call data records, network traffic and communication content data to identify, profile and investigate suspicious parties during network security breach investigations. He has extensive experience in identifying and investigating fraud risks in a variety of environments, including telecommunication and financial services and also in ISA240-related audit support and journal entry testing; and providing forensic investigation and expert accountant reports for use in disciplinary hearings, criminal action and civil litigation.
Gerhard has 13 years of experience post audit articles; Investigations and due diligence reviews in terms of the USA’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in South Africa, Israel, Benin, Congo and Nigeria. Other experience includes cyber-forensic investigations and forensic acquisition of electronic evidence in Israel, West and East Africa and Israel. Gerhard has expert accounting and quantification of damages experience including loss of profit claims, quantification of losses as a result of various frauds; critical reviews of opposing expert accountant reports and expert testimony in civil disputes. His clients include large multinational listed companies and he has led forensic assignments in a variety of sectors (financial services, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, retail & wholesale, telecommunications) and in different jurisdictions (South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, West and East Africa).
CHIEF CONSTABLE STUART HYDE QPM
Stuart Hyde was born and educated in Bristol. On leaving school he studied Law at Birmingham University completing his studies in 1983. During this period he was elected to the post of Deputy President of the Guild of Students, spending a year as a full time official.
In 1983 he joined Avon & Somerset Constabulary starting his career in St Paul’s, Bristol. He held a variety of posts culminating in his final role as Head of Drugs & Crime Squads.
In 1997 he was promoted to Detective Superintendent in West Yorkshire Police where he managed a number of Force Crime departments. He moved to a Senior Investigating Officers role in Bradford and was subsequently promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent.
He was promoted to the post of Assistant Chief Constable in the West Midlands in April 2004 and took on the portfolio for Operations then from August 2008 moved to the portfolio for Crime.
His national responsibilities have included the Police use of DNA, creating the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre CEOP and reducing crime against students.
In 2006 to 2007 he was seconded to The Home Office (Immigration) as Strategic Director of Enforcement and helped to tip the balance of returning failed asylum seekers and increased the return of Foreign national Prisoners.
On his return to force from the Home Office he undertook the Operations Portfolio and transformed the force state of preparedness for critical incidents and acts of terrorism.
He is the lead nationally for E-Crime Prevention and training, and Chairs the Police Information Assurance Board for England and Wales.
Stuart is President of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (www.polcyb.org), Vice President of the High Tech Crime Consortium and is a Board member of the University of Cumbria.
In 2008 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of his achievements in tackling online crime.
In June 2009 he became the Deputy Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary.
In January 2012 he was appointed as Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary where he has strategic responsibility for Legal, Marketing & Communications and Executive Support teams.
JASON JORDAAN, CFE, PMCSSA, ACE
Jason is the Head of the Special Investigating Unit’s Cyber Forensics Laboratory, which is tasked with supporting the investigations of the Special Investigation Unit into fraud, corruption, and maladministration within the South African Public sector, through the acquisition, examination and analysis of digital evidence, and the investigation of contraventions of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act in the public sector; and has been a member of the Special Investigating Unit since 1998. Prior to joining the Special Investigating Unit, he was a detective working in the South African Police Services Commercial Branch, which was responsible for the investigation of various white-collar crimes.
Jason has a Masters degree in Forensic Investigation; an Honours degree in Information Systems, majoring in computer forensic; a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Computer Science Summa Cum Laude, majoring in computer forensics and information security; and a Bachelors degree in Policing, majoring in investigation. He has also received extensive training from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States in the fields of computer crime investigation, advanced economic crime investigation, and public corruption investigations. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Professional Member of the Computer Society of South Africa, and an AccessData Certified Examiner. He has thirteen years experience in the field of digital forensics, and is considered by his peers in both law enforcement and the private sector as an expert in this field. He has testified on several occasions in the South African High Court as an expert witness. He is also visiting academic lecturing at the University of Cape Town in the field of Digital Forensics and Cyber Law, and is also an associate of the African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is also vice chairperson of the Cyber Forensic Forum of the ACFE(SA) which is developing uniform South African standards in the field of digital forensics.
ADVOCATE ROUX KRIGE
Adv. Roux Krige joined the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in January 1980. After obtaining his B.Iuris and LL.B degrees at Unisa he prosecuted in the Regional Court, Johannesburg. He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in April 1988. He joined Justice College as a lecturer in January 1990 where he trained bursary holders from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, studying for the Diploma Iuris and B.Iuris degree. His specialized field of teaching was Law of Evidence, Interpretation of Statutes and Criminal Law. He has also lectured to officials of numerous other departments regarding the application of specific legislation applicable in their individual fields of executive authority.
Subsequently Adv. Krige transferred to the functional training section at the Justice College where he trained prosecutors and magistrates. Since 2000, he was manager of the prosecutorial training section at the Justice College where he specialized in the Law of Evidence and Interpretation of Statutes, until he went on pension in 2007.
The Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) within the National Prosecuting Authority employed Adv. Krige during 2007 for a number of years where his main function was to be proactive in the design and establishment of the Training and Development Division within the DSO.
Roux is also a co-author of Policing and Human Rights published by Juta & Co and translated into Afrikaans: Polisiëring en Menseregte. He was the sole author of a Study Guide for Technikon SA for students of the National Diploma in Deeds Registration Law: Interpretation of Statutes translated into Afrikaans: Uitleg van Wette.
Despite being on pension, he is still engaged in training on a regular basis, on the admissibility of computer-emanated evidence and on other topics on behalf of the Justice College and other institutions.
Bob Lewis is the Global Director Barclays Cyber Forensics Investigations & eDiscovery. Prior to joining Barclays, Bob served as an operational team leader within both the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and its precursor agency the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). Additionally he also led forensic teams within the Royal Air Force Police and Risk Advisory Group. Where, he specialised in all aspects of Counter Intelligence operations with particular emphasis on computer forensics and security work.
Bob has led a team of internationally renowned Investigators, eDiscovery, Advanced Data recovery and intelligence staff since 2002 and specialises in providing a strategic overview of investigations and data retrievals. He also ensures that the IT aspects common to all investigations are not overlooked in today's ever-changing communications-led industry.
Managing Director of Cyanre -The Computer Forensic Lab (Pty) Ltd, a market leader in the arena of cyber forensic investigations, IT risk management, data recovery and electronic discovery – a company where he and several of the of the personnel have been acknowledged as expert witnesses by the High Court of South Africa in their field of Cyber Forensic Investigation.
Having established the South African Police Service’s National Computer Crime Investigation Unit, he also held the position of Commander from 2000 till 2002. Danny also served as Chairman of the Interpol Africa Working Party on Cyber Crime from 2002 until 2005 and representative for Africa on the Interpol International Steering Committee on Cyber Crime.
Danny was also responsible for establishing and managing the Computer Forensic capacity of one of the ‘Big 4’ Auditing firms in SA. He also served as the Chairman of the Interpol African Working Party on Cyber Crime from 2002 until 2005 and representative for Africa on the Interpol International Steering Committee on Cyber Crime.
He received training in computer crime, Internet and hacking investigations from the FBI and French Police, as well as counter hacking measures and Encase.
He wrote the internal training manual for the South African Police Services on how to manage and investigate a crime involving computers and also wrote the training manual on computer crime investigation for Technikon SA for their National Diploma, Police Administration. Danny regularly gives lectures to SAPS personnel, financial institutions and investigation firms, as well as conducts training for the Justice College in the education of public prosecutors and magistrates and other legal professionals in understanding computer crime and forensics, including other fraudulent electronic device misconduct. Danny has also attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre (FLETC) in the USA and obtained his qualification as a Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS). He is also qualified as an Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and has attended the Access Data Forensic Toolkit (FTK) Bootcamp training course. Danny successfully managed various investigations in a project driven approach on organized crime syndicates involved in computer related crimes such as 419 scams, fraud syndicates, pedophiles, political activists etc. He also gained valuable experience in the investigation of internal transgressions of legislation and IT policies by employees, malicious code/program attacks on computer networks, hacking and transgressions in terms of the new ECT Act. Many of these investigations were conducted with the co-operation of various international and local investigation bodies such as Scotland Yard, FBI, US Secret Service, Interpol, Scorpions, National Intelligence Agency, SARS, various Government Departments and major Legal Firms.
Some of Danny’s more publicized investigations and/or testimonies include:
- The State vs Dirk Prinsloo and Cezanne Visser alias “Advocate Barbie” - investigation into child Pornography
- Scorpion investigation into Coaltrans - Procurement Fraud
- Billy Masetla/National Intelligence Agency (NIA)/Jacob Zuma - e-mail scandal
- The State vs Wisser, Geiges and others - Weapons of Mass Destruction (SA’s Nuclear capacity)
- The Competition Commission of South Africa vs Adcock Ingram/Tiger Brand, Reclamation Group, the Tyre Industry, the Steel Industry, the Cement Industry and the Aviation Industry.
Antonio Pooe is the founder and CEO of Exactech, an international company specializing in Digital Forensics, Information Security and Fraud Prevention. Exactech has operations in South Africa, Swaziland and America. The company provides services to clients from across the globe, with a strong focus on the African continent and the United States of America.
Antonio has a wealth of experience in forensic investigations, fraud prevention and information security. His experience includes working with law enforcement, attorneys and corporations locally and internationally in the fight against computer fraud. He has also teamed up with training institutions locally where he offers training workshops on issues relating to Digital Forensics and Fraud Prevention.
He served 2 terms on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE SA). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an AccessData Certified Examiner. Antonio is a member of The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics, an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of digital forensics.
He has been involved in digital forensics and information security consulting projects across the public and private sector, throughout Africa, the Middle East , Europe and USA. He holds a Master's degree in Information Technology Management (University of Johannesburg) and is currently pursuing a PhD Information Systems degree, specializing in Digital Forensics. He also holds numerous certifications in training relating to Forensic investigations from local and international institutions in USA and the UK.
Craig is the MD of Wolfpack – a local company specializing in risk research and cyber threat management. He is an EMEA director of the SANS Institute - a global leader in information security & forensics training. He is also the founder and chairman of the Information Security Group of Africa, a section 21 company established in 2005 with over 4100 subscribers.
Craig was previously an Associate Director of Deloitte's Risk Advisory division. He ran the Deloitte School of Risk Management and was responsible on a national level for learning and innovation for a team of over 430 professionals.
Craig has many years of management experience in the fields of IT & information security. He is often invited to speak or chair information security, risk, crime and counter-terrorism events as well as provide opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media. He is proudly South African and an even prouder husband and father to three healthy “cubs”.
Frans joined KPMG in 1997 and is a Director in KPMG Forensics. Frans has been involved in all aspects of IT-related forensic investigations and currently heads the Forensic Technology Division of the South African Forensic practice. He is also one of the leaders of this service line in KPMG throughout the European, Middle East and African region.
Frans has the following qualifications:
- B.Comm (Information Systems)
- Diploma in Criminal Law and Auditing
- Master of Business Administration
- Frans, in his capacity as head of the South African Forensic Technology Division, directs a national team of forensic technologists who support the majority of the assignments conducted by KPMG Forensics through the provision of the following services:
- Evidence Discovery Management
- Computer Forensics (including Cyber Forensics)
- Forensic Data Analysis
- Records Risk Management – litigation readiness
- Frans has presented on Forensic Technology and Fraud Risk Management topics at local and international conferences, both for KPMG and clients. Frans has 15 years of Forensic Technology specific experience in managing forensic technology assignments and/ or investigations, both within the public and private sector.
PROF SEBASTIAAN VON SOLMS
Prof SH (Basie) von Solms is a Research Professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is also the Director of the newly established Centre for Cyber Security, jointly created by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the University of Johannesburg.
Prof von Solms specializes in research and consultancy in the area of Information and Cyber Security, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Crime and other related cyber aspects. He had written more than 100 papers regarding this field - most of which have been published internationally. In addition, he has supervised more than 100 post graduate students in the ICT field.
Prof von Solms is the immediate Past President of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing (www.ifip.org).
He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP).
MR CHARL van der WALT
Charl van der Walt is a founding member and managing director of SensePost, a leading international information security services provider. Charl regularly presents courses and lectures for companies, conferences and universities around the world. He is frequently published and has co-authored numerous books on information security and computer hacking.
MR DEON ROOS
Deon Roos is an Enterprise Architect with 24 years of IT experience in various industries. His major focus is on Oracle’s technology stack and has presented roadmaps, strategies and product solutions to IT professionals and executives throughout South Africa and internationally. In addition he has put solutions and architectures together and completed projects on time during his consulting years. Although the majority of his experience lies within the Oracle Database product set, he has also managed the Oracle Fusion Middleware product set and pre-sales team in South Africa.
Among his interests and recreational activities is his family, the occasional fly-fishing expedition, action-cricket and playing the guitar, but his first love is Jesus.
ADVOCATE JACQUELINE FICK
Jacqueline is a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is based in the forensic Technology Solutions (FTS) division of Advisory Services in Gauteng, South Africa and has been with the Firm for the last 4 years. She is an admitted advocate with more than 16 years of combined experience in the fields of investigating and prosecuting serious economic crime, forensic investigations, government policies and procedures, risk management and cyber crime. Jacqueline has also written several articles and regularly presents papers on issues relating to cyber law and the investigation and prevention of cyber-related crimes.
- Forensic investigations
- Cyber law and cyber incident investigations and preventative strategies
- Litigation (criminal/disciplinary offences), including the drafting of charge sheets, witness preparation and litigation support (criminal law)
- Public sector policies and procedures
- Risk management
ASSISTANT COUNTRY ATTACHÉ CRAIG WOLF
Assistant Country Attaché Wolf has 14 years experience with the Secret Service involving criminal investigations, Presidential and Vice Presidential Security.
Assistant Attaché Wolf is currently assigned to the Pretoria, South Africa Resident Office, which directs the regional operations of over 21 countries throughout Africa. In his current assignment he is responsible for performing liaison with various government and law enforcement agencies in the area of cyber crime. His office is responsible for monitoring criminal trends currently in use by cyber criminals. He also assists in building capacity within those countries affected to combat that cyber crime.
Assistant Attaché Wolf’s previous posts include: Orlando, New York, Washington (4 years assigned to the office of Protection), USSS Training Academy, and Pretoria. Assistant Attaché Wolf received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Criminal Justice, has pursued furthering education with the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense, in the area of Critical Infrastructure Protection and is currently pursuing his graduate degree from the American Military University in National Security Studies.