Cyber Crime

/Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime includes computer crime, cyber crime, information crimes, communications crimes and technology crimes. It describes both:

  • the crimes directed at computers, data or information communications technologies (ICTs), and
  • the crimes committed by people using computers or ICT.

Michalsons offers workshops on the subject. There are both public and private in-house workshops available, as well as an executive briefing designed to get your board on board, helping them understand the cyber security risks that may face their organisation, as well as the related legal implications.

We can also update or draft policies for your organisation that are in line with latest Cybercrime Laws. We can assist you with Incident Response and ensure that you can admit records and evidence of cybercrime.

You can read more about Cyber Crime Laws here or read the posts below for our insights.

The Cyber Crime Bill ready to be introduced to Parliament

Whatever you choose to call it, you need to know that the Cyber Crime Bill (or the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill) is well on its way to becoming law. Cabinet has approved the Bill for presentation before Parliament. The version Cabinet has [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the CaC Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was published on 28 August 2015 and will probably be introduced in Parliament in early 2017. Some people will call it the Cybercrime Act or Cybercrime Law. Others might refer to it as CaCA, the CaC Bill [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , |

Cyber Crime and Cyber Security affect Everyone

Crime affects everyone and in future cyber crime is going to affect people more and more. No one is safe - it impacts the rich and the poor: Anyone with a mobile phone in their pocket. Anyone who has a [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |

EU Cybersecurity Rules

New EU Cybersecurity Rules have been approved. The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have agreed on the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS) that will tackle cybersecurity in the European Union. It has an impact on critical service companies [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , |

Cybercrimes Bill is necessary, but not in current form

The Cybercrimes Bill is a new bill (draft law) that has been published for comment. Its full name is the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. You can download a copy and read more about it here on our website. The Cybercrimes Bill [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , |

Protection of State Information Bill – POSI

The Protection of State Information Bill is a draft law in South Africa that deals with the classification and protection of state information. Some people call it the Secrecy Bill, POSIB or POSI. We prefer the acronym POSI. It will [...]

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |

What is a National Critical Information Infrastructure?

You may be wondering whether you have anything that can be declared as a National Critical Information Infrastructure (NCII). It's an interesting question. You might well have an NCII. What does mean for you? What are the practical consequences? What falls within [...]

Who is an Electronic Communications Service Provider?

You may be wondering whether you are an Electronic Communications Service Provider (ESCP) as defined by law. It's an interesting question. A lot more people are ECSPs than you realise. You probably are one. What does it means for you if you [...]

Forensic IT and the Law

Forensic IT and computer forensics is big business. There are now many forensic investigators. Especially because most business documents are created electronically nowadays. The need for electronic evidence is not confined to obvious cybercrime events such as hacking, fraud and [...]

By | May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , |


It looks like the Protection of Information Bill (POIB) is going to be renamed the Protection of State Information Bill. People will probably call it POSIB or POSI. This makes a lot of sense and will help to avoid confusion. [...]

By | September 4th, 2011|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |