Fraud prevention, data security and business continuity are hot issues for any major organisation these days, especially banks, government departments, social security bodies, insurance companies, airlines and hospitals.

In response to this need, Aitec Africa has organised a fast-track training opportunity in Cape Town with two of the continent’s leading experts in the data security field.
Patrick Cunningham, executive director of the South African Fraud Prevention Service, will do a two-day course on “Developing a Fraud Prevention Strategy”, followed by a second two-day course by Maiendra Moodley on “Implementing Business Continuity in Practice”.
Maiendra is the former security advisor to the South African Reserve Bank and has become a leading trainer and consultant in security issues. His course will focus on how organisations need to develop a comprehensive plan to respond to any business interruption in order to minimise the potential damage that this can have on both the on-going operations of the organisation and its reputation. He will be drawing on international business continuity standards, supplemented with practical examples.
Cunningham, a long-time professional crime and fraud prevention expert, will train participants on developing a comprehensive fraud prevention strategy for their organisations.
“The traditional tick-box approach as the point of departure for a fraud prevention programme is a complete waste of time,” he says, “if the basic concepts of fraud prevention are not addressed and actioned beforehand.”
He will be promoting what he calls the “three legs” of a fraud prevention strategy: effective governance, risk management through scenario planning, and ethical conduct throughout the organisation.
Delegates can elect to register for either or both courses, which are being held in the same week in order to maximise the benefit for professionals travelling from other African countries. They are being held at the Forum, Victoria & Alfred Hotel on the Cape Town Waterfront over 8-11 July.