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  Some of our international and local certifications include:
CFE Certified Fraud Examiner
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISA Certified Information System Auditor
GREM GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware
GCFE GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner
GCIH GIAC Ceritifed Incident Handler
GCFA Certified Forensic Analyst
ENCE Encase Certified Examiner (currently one of about 20 Encase certified examiners in South Africa)
International Diploma in Information Systems Software Development
BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology (First Class)
BSc Computer Science with Accounting
Baccalaureus in Engineering (Electronic)
SAS Certified Base Programmer
SAS Certified Advanced Programmer
BSc Computer Systems
BSc (Hons) Information Technology

  Jacques Malan, Director
Jacques obtained his Baccalaureus in Engineering (Electronic) (BEng) degree at the University of Pretoria in 1997, and went on to specialise as an information security analyst with the internationally acknowledged qualification of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2002. Having undergone Cyberforensics training in the United States of America (USA), he obtained further qualifications of Encase Certified Forensics Examiner (ENCE) in 2003 and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 2004. He also completed his GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) certification, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) certification and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) international certification all in 2006.

As a well-known South African cyberforensic investigations expert, Jacques has gained extensive experience in the investigation of high-tech crimes committed through the use of technology. He has assisted various law enforcement agencies and private and public organisations with various cyberforensic and incidence response-related services.

Jacques is able to effectively streamline processes, and optimally apply the latest technology available as his experience extends into most ICT fields, including cyberforensic investigations and incidence response.

  Yolandé Byrd, Director
Yolandé has a Bachelor of Science degree, an accounting and forensic background and is also certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a qualified Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has over 17 years’ experience in data analysis and programming.

She is considered to be one of the most innovative data analysts in her field. She has developed and project managed many data solutions for local and international organisations in both the public and private sector. She is able to improve, develop and/or customise electronic solutions within any context, whatever the scope.

She has also customised various data solutions for reconcilements and recalculations and provided data analysis and interrogation services on numerous forensic engagements.

Yolandé also understands financial systems exceptionally well, enhancing her overall skill in data analytics development.

Whilst employed at a large forensic firm, Yolandé spent two years in Central Europe where she was responsible for all the data mapping and interrogation processes which were undertaken during forensic investigations. She was also the service line leader of the same firm's Analytical & Forensic Technology division in South Africa where a number of solutions were developed, automated and improved.

  Arno Strauss, Fraud Analytics Specialist
Arno has a Bachelor of Science degree with a technical background and is one of less than 50 registered SAS Certified Advanced Programmers in South Africa. He is currently the only registered SAS Certified Advanced Programmer in South Africa who is also certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a qualified Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

He has over 7 years’ experience in the data analysis and programming fields. Whilst employed at a major audit firm, Arno spent three years in Europe where he was responsible for all the data analytic requirements during forensic investigations in Central and Eastern Europe in countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Arno also has experience working at 2 of the big four banks in South Africa. He was involved with customer retention and marketing automation for financial services products where he created and automated over 30 campaign products. Arno is also familiar with a regulatory environment where he was involved with the automation of the Bank Acts (Basel II) which were submitted to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on a periodic basis.

Our team members have extensive experience in:
  • Web development
  • Application development
  • Developing software applications for a cybercrime lab
  • Extensive data analytics skills
  • ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) processes
  • Marketing automation
  • Reporting automation
  • Automation of corporate intelligence work
  • Automation of other manual processes
  • Data architecture
  • Reactive and pro-active fraud engagements
  • Procurement reviews
  • Efficiently programming on large sets of data
  • Automating network link diagrams/complex association charts
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