Wolfpack Information Risk

The Wolf Howl July 2023 Edition – BEC Common Sense can be your best defence / Training and Awareness Webinar


Wolfpack Information Risk provides specialist information and cyber threat consulting, training, awareness and incident support services to African governments and organisations.

Mission: We are passionate defenders of communities, companies, and countries against cyber threats.

Vision: Wolfpack will be the catalyst that drives the greatest positive cybersecurity impact on the African continent.

Greetings Cyberwolves

We hope this message finds you well and thriving in the ever-evolving world of information security. In this edition, we delve into the pressing topic of Business Email Compromise (BEC) – a sophisticated cyber menace that continues to plague organisations globally. 

We understand that anything threatening an organisation’s ability to achieve its strategy or objectives is a business risk, and that is why Wolfpack’s MD, Craig Rosewarne, has written a book to provide organisations with a plan to prioritise the protection of their assets most critical to the organisation’s sustainability. 

The Cybersecurity, Privacy and Resilience (CPR) Management book is packed with sound practical advice and is an easy-to-read, five-step process that the entire leadership team can follow. Employees can delve into this pragmatic, non-technical cybersecurity book that offers expert insights to fortify their defence against cyber-attacks and help educate the organisation on the risks and protective strategies needed. 

Wolfpack is committed to informing companies about these threats and assisting organisations to avoid the ripple effect that BEC will have on an organisation’s crown jewels. Educated employees will learn the wisdom of CPR management so that common sense can become an organisation’s best defence. 

Cyber risk management will assist organisations to: 

  • Mitigate risks,
  • Preserve business continuity,
  • Protect sensitive data,
  • Maintain customer trust,
  • Avoid financial losses,
  • Meet regulatory requirements,
  • Protect brand reputation,
  • Enable organisations to take advantage of new innovative technologies safely,
  • Avoid financial losses,
  • Competitive advantage.

Life is full of compromises. Don’t let BEC be one of them. Together let’s do what is right and stay one step ahead in the battle for digital security because it is everyone’s business to protect their business against BEC. 

Thank you for your unwavering partnership. 

Yours Securely

You are invited to sign up for our sixth webinar on Training and Awareness on the 24th of August 2023 from 9 am – 10 am

The Training and Awareness Webinar will cover the 6th Chapter of the SA Information Security Thermometer, focusing on organisations’ security training and awareness budgets, methods, and preferences. Our host Craig Rosewarne from Wolfpack, will be joined by Duane Nicol from Mimecast to unpack this important topic! 

Is this the first official POPIA fine?

The Justice Department was slapped with a R5m fine over tardiness in fixing IT breaches. The department’s failure to buy antivirus software, as ordered by the information regulator, has earned it a R5m fine.  The highest penalty yet imposed for noncompliance with POPIA.

Listen to Criminal Network for Free! 

A highly recommended series of short stories told first-hand by those closest to the events. Criminal Network takes you inside the dramatic discoveries and responses to the most serious cyber-attacks of the recent past. It also looks ahead to the future of cybercrime in a highly charged and fractured world.

Average South African Data Breach Now Costs Nearly R50-Million. 

A new report from IBM shows that the average data breach cost for SA organisations has climbed to a record high. This represents an 8% increase over the last three years and a 73% increase since SA was added to the report eight years ago.

The Adventures of CISO Ed & Co attempts to highlight the everyday frustrations, heroism, and insights of CISOs and infosec teams while bringing some fun to the serious business of cybersecurity. We hope CISO Ed & Co. brings a grin as you  go about your day. Compliments of Balbix

Did you know that Business Email Compromise can take many forms? How much do you really know about BEC? 

2023 Governance, Risk and Compliance On-Line Training Calendar

Conflicts of interest: A moral Stumbling Block: 23rd Aug & 21st Sept 2023 from 09:00-11:00 (SAST)

The Company’s Corporate Governance Framework®: 16 Aug & 13 Sept 2023 from 08:30-16:30 (SAST)

Governance Beyond Boards®: 3rd Aug & 5th Sept from 08:30-16:30 (SAST)

Whistleblowing: An Ethical Necessity and Moral Imperative:

31st Aug & 28th Sept 2023 from 09:00-15:00 (SAST)Private In-House Training: Please call CGF to discuss training needs.

Wolfpack Information Risk has teamed up with Arctic Wolf®, a global leader in security operations, to help proactively protect organisations against today’s cyber-attacks. 

Wolfpack’s customers can now obtain Arctic Wolf’s leading security operations capabilities that are designed to prevent, detect, respond, and remediate cyber threats– all delivered through the Arctic Wolf® Security Operations Cloud. 

Arctic Wolf’s partner-centric go-to-market model has cemented the company as the cybersecurity partner of choice for more than 1,100 solution providers worldwide, enabling security-minded and cloud-focused partners to position themselves at the forefront of the security operations market.

Virtual Job Shadowing Far too many students leave high school without a clear sense of their future career options. AFFT has produced this collection of Day at Work videos to help youth better understand the rapidly changing world of work, and the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.

It’s as Easy as 1,2,3.   Get involved and help show AFFT children that there are many career paths open to them:  1. Record a video on your cell phone showing a typical “day in the life” of your     job, and explaining what it is that you do.  2. Please share with us how you got into the job in the first place.  3. Edit your video so that it is between 5 and 10 minutes.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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