Cyber Crime

/Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime includes computer crime, online 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 this subject. 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 cybercrime law or read the posts below for our insights.

Cybercrime Bill is necessary, but not in current form

The Cybercrime Bill is a bill (draft law) that has been published for comment. Its full name is the Cybercrimes Bill. The Cybercrime Bill is necessary, but not in its current form. We need to protect the people of South [...]

By |2018-10-23T13:27:01+02:00November 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 |2019-07-04T11:47:18+02:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |

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 |2019-08-20T13:53:57+02:00May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , |

Cybercrime law in South Africa explained

Find out about South African cyber crime law and how they affect you or your organisation. The law recognises the criminal threat that exists to cyberspace and as a result cyber crimes were introduced into the law by Chapter XIII [...]

By |2018-10-23T13:29:14+02:00July 5th, 2009|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , |

Cyberbullying v Freedom of Speech

Many people around the world reacted strongly against "cyberbullying" or cyber-bullying after the suicide of Megan Meier in 2006. She committed suicide after alleged online harassment by a fictitious "teen boy" who turned out to be the mother of a [...]