We offer specialist advice in forensic analytics, electronic discovery, cyber response, decision analytics, data extraction and preservation, data transformation and management, and operational analytics and visualisation.
We’ve earned our reputation by helping clients navigate and solve their data-related business challenges. As data grows with complexity, we help organisations govern, secure, find, analyse and rapidly make sense of information.
Innovative technology, expert services and tenacious problem-solving provide our regional clients with defensible and repeatable solutions. Organisations rely on us to root out fraud, maintain regulatory compliance, reduce legal and IT costs, protect sensitive materials, quickly find facts, and harness organisational data to create business value.
The FTI Consulting South Africa Resilience Barometer® provides a guideline to companies on how to navigate the continuing disruption and uncertainty and increase their resilience: that is, to ensure they are prepared for whatever comes next. At the dawning of the post-pandemic era, facing unprecedented technological disruptions, rapidly outdating business models and the exposure of socioeconomic fault lines – of which there will be far-reaching repercussions – C-Suites confront a concoction of risk. And looming over this mix, exacerbated by rising unemployment, ongoing corruption and financial criminality abetted by cybersecurity threats is the concern of new vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variants. How companies emerge into the light of day will depend on their resilience — their ability to successfully mitigate the risks and threats through informed insights and solid preparation.
The independent, trusted professionals at FTI Consulting are experts at using data to reveal underlying truths of business operations, and to support companies during regulatory inquiries, competition law, sanctions and with disputes.
New discovery challenges, from collecting off emerging data sources to evolving data privacy laws, ongoing discovery challenges such as large data volumes, multilingual reviews, and the need for rapid understanding of critical documents. FTI Consulting acts as your trusted partner to provide innovative solutions with defensible results.
Our managed review experts deliver efficiency at every step of a comprehensive legal review ensuring the provision of key information early in your case and frequently throughout the review, until completion. Our collaborative approach allows us to help you manage your matter, deliver quality results, and provide transparent pricing.
As data volumes increase, challenges range broadly, from securely storing data in compliance with data privacy regulations to implementing data governance and preservation policies for legal obligations. We develop, implement and document information governance programs that reduce corporate risk, secure data, improve the e-discovery process and enable faster and deeper insight into data.
Our clients rely on FTI Consulting’s intelligence-led, expert-driven, strategic approach to global cybersecurity challenges affecting your organisation – your people, your operations, and your reputation. We are a global leading provider of independent cyber and risk management advisory services with a core offering focused on cyber readiness, incident response, and complex investigation and litigation.
Geoff is a Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation division at FTI Consulting. He has approximately 24 years of experience in the forensic field. Geoff is based in Cape Town, South Africa where he delivers Forensic Investigation services, with a strong focus on the use of data analytics and other enabling technologies in conducting successful investigations.
Geoff has international and regional experience in delivering reactive investigations, proactive forensic risk management and other technology-focused consulting engagements over the past 14 years. These covered fraud investigations, intellectual property compliance reviews, digital evidence recovery, data analysis, litigation support & testimony and IT consulting engagements.
As cyberattacks and exploitative activity ramp up amid the COVID-19 crisis, the stakes for strong cybersecurity practices are even higher.
Our multi-disciplinary team of specialist investigators, forensic accountants, forensic lawyers, data analysts and computer forensic experts undertake investigations involving corporate fraud, whistle- blowing, employee negligence, white-collar crime, regulatory violations, financial misstatement and supply chain and bribery and corruption allegations. In addition, we can act as an expert witness in court.
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional.
FTI Consulting South Africa’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment is pleased to present Investigation, Risk & Intelligence Services (IRIS), its enhanced investigative service offering comprising corporate intelligence, reputational due diligence and verification.
Compliance, legal and IT teams face a dynamic data universe that is generating an unprecedented and varied influx of risk. The increased use of cloud-based and collaboration tools is creating challenges across investigations, legal matters, governance and data protection. Adapting to this new landscape of emerging data sources will be paramount to mitigating risks and establishing new best practices.
Amid an exponentially expanding universe of data, organisations are grappling with how to root out fraud, maintain regulatory compliance, protect sensitive information and mitigate an ever-expanding landscape of risk.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture exacerbated the need for entities in South Africa to know more about their clients, vendors, agents, partners etc. It is not an easy task shifting through big volumes of data in order to bring forth context, the bigger picture and discern between allegations and facts. FTI realised that there should be an easier way to allow a reader to be able to, with the click of a button or two, to gain access to structured state capture related data and allow the reader to spend the time assessing impact rather than waste time finding a needle in a haystack.
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) took effect in South Africa in July 2021, following a lengthy revision process and a one-year grace period for organisations to become compliant. POPIA brings South Africa’s data landscape into alignment with a growing number of jurisdictions that have adopted stringent data protection regulations resembling Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Cybersecurity remains a significant concern for businesses in South Africa. Early on in the pandemic, cybersecurity experts reported dramatic increases in attacks on businesses in the region, with hundreds of thousands of devices and accounts being exploited each week. Unfortunately, though cyber risks have continued to increase, the pressures of the last year have prevented most businesses from taking the proactive steps needed to mitigate their risk.
At the dawning of the post-pandemic era, South African companies are facing unprecedented technological disruptions, rapidly outdating business models and the exposure of socio-economic fault lines. C-Suites are confronted with a concoction of risks that are exacerbated by the rising of unemployment, ongoing corruption, financial criminality, cybersecurity threats and concerns around the new vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variants. How companies emerge into the light of day will depend on their resilience and ability to successfully mitigate the risks and threats through informed insights and solid preparation.