Digital forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular digital device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The goal of digital forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a digital device and who was responsible for it. Digital forensic investigators typically follow a standard set of procedures: After physically isolating the device in question to make sure it cannot be accidentally contaminated, investigators make a digital copy of the device's storage media. Once the original media has been copied, it is locked in a safe or other secure facility to maintain its pristine condition. All investigation is done on the digital copy of the data. Investigators use a variety of techniques and proprietary software forensic applications to examine the copy, searching hidden folders and unallocated disk space for copies of deleted, encrypted, or damaged files. Any evidence found on the digital copy is carefully documented in a "finding report" and verified with the original in preparation for legal proceedings that involve discovery, depositions, or actual litigation. Digital forensics includes several sub-branches relating to the investigation of various types of devices, media or artifacts. These branches are; 1. Computer forensics The goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact; such as a computer system, storage medium or electronic document. 2. Mobile device forensics Mobile device forensics is a sub-branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device. 3. Network forensics Network forensics is concerned with the monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic, both local and WAN/internet, for the purposes of information gathering, evidence collection, or intrusion . . .
Team takes a break on 07 March and returns on fresh new time slot Cape Town, 06 March 2015: As of 14 March listeners will awake to an extended Saturday Breakfast with Tapfuma Makina which will now run from 06:00 to 10:00 am. What’s more is the crazy bunch from On The Couch featuring Martin Myers and a guy only known as Flapper, will entertain you between 9:00 and 10:00. On The Couch, #OTC as it is fondly know is a witty and crazy sport-themed show, filled with 60 minutes of laughs, non-facts, some facts and food for thought. The show was initiated by Myers and the late Saturday Breakfast show host Az Abrahams over ten years ago. The sports mad trio, an accountant, a music industry veteran and breakfast show jock make for fun radio. Every Saturday the phone lines light up as listeners get to tackle the fanatical Flapper, referee Tapfuma and the ever controversial Martin on everything from try-lines to balls. Everything about On The Couch is entirely off the cuff and therein lies its spontaneity and in turn its success. With Tapfuma keeping the lines open throughout the show and a little bit of music to dilute the talk, the subject matter is relevant to the sports issues of the day — a mixture of good clean fun and addressing controversial issues. With international sport well covered, these three wise men are hungry to expose and celebrate the best of what the country has to offer in up-and-coming talent and teams, no matter what the sport or discipline. The trio, however don’t play by the rules, only because they spend more time on the bench than on the field, making On The Couch everything but formatted — instead it's fun, entertaining and downright silly at times. ENDS Note to editors: Heart 104.9FM broadcasts on the following frequencies: Overberg 88.1 FM | Overstrand 88.8FM | Drakenstein 102.7FM | Cape Town 104.9FM | Hout Bay 107.0FM | West Coast 106.3FM Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. More Info link: . . .
The Tekkie Tax fundraising campaign is proud to announce that Hilda Lunderstedt will continue to be the ambassador in 2015 Tekkie Tax campaign for the children’s sector of Tekkie Tax. Hilda joined forces with the campaign in 2014 where she served as the business ambassador for the children sector. Hilda is a successful business woman who is responsible for growing South Africa’s most successful pharmaceutical company to a 9-digit annual revenue. After the recent sale of the company Hilda now focus on investments in businesses and philanthropy projects, both in South Africa and internationally. Annelise de Jager, National Project Organiser said “it is heartwarming to see that prominent business people like Hilda, supports our work. She is skilled in so many ways and regularly travels the world. Yet her heart lies here, with the children of South Africa. And it is here, on local ground, that she is making a difference” Instead of spoiling loved ones for Valentine’s Day, Hilda showed where her heart lies by celebrating her birthday with the children at Heartbeat in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. The day was filled with laughter, hearts, cupcakes and a jumping castle for the children and at one stage, also Hilda. Hilda had to do her “autograph” on the arms and legs of the hundreds of children and kissed and hugged each and every one of these children so in need for love and attention Heartbeat’s Head Office is situated in Pretoria, with After School Centers in seven of South Africa’s provinces that focus on capacity building, educational support and sustainability of our youth and assisting in community development. Heartbeat exists to empower orphaned and vulnerable children to reach their full potential through quality service delivery, development and capacity building. Heartbeat’s beneficiaries receive focused attention and services to allow them to grow into the young leaders that each of the communities is in desperate need of. Tekkie Tax day is on Friday, . . .
Cape Town - Local crowdspeaking interweb, http://Amplifyd.co.za launched as the very first social crowdspeaking platform in South Africa. Amplifyd, the first crowdspeaking platform in South Africa will provide an opportunity for you to empower your audience to speak for you, and recruit their friends to do the same. Simply put - Amplifyd is your voice! Social media is an easy way for anyone to say something, but it’s a difficult way to be heard. In simple terms, our individual voices are soft and more often that not, your message will go unheard. However, when a crowd speaks in unison, your message will echo! This is where Amplify comes in. Amplifyd is the first-ever South African based crowdspeaking platform that helps you amplify your message with the power of the crowd. This platform allows a single message to be mass-shared so that it generates a wave of attention (sort of like creating a wildfire affect) – helping you create action and change like never before. This is a platform for anyone that wants to connect with people in a way that rises above the noise of social networks. While crowdspeaking in South Africa has yet to reach the heights of similar initiatives in the US, Amplifyd founder, Rynaldo Stoltz is bullish on the model’s future on his home continent. "Our mission to build a simple to use, platform that cities, brands, and organizations could use to engage their crowd and foster innovation and make change happen in an open and accessible format. Crowdspeaking could be the way to make the big changes needed to move our organizations or communities forward." Amplifyd can help with everything from empowering communities to prioritize funding for projects, developing policies for sustainability, coming up with features for new products, solving problems in our communities, to improving the way national organizations serve their members. Crowdspeaking VS Crowdfunding Crowdfuncing requires monetary pledges while crowdspeaking . . .
ABOVE & BEYOND - SET TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA ? One of the biggest electronic music acts on the scene, ABOVE & BEYOND, are bringing their 'We Are All We Need' Album World Tour to South Africa in April 2015 Brought to you by Nuwave and One Productions, ABOVE & BEYOND will be in Cape Town on 17 April 2015 (Ostrich Ranch – doors open at 4pm) and in Johannesburg the following night, 18 April 2015 (Expo Centre – doors open 7pm) Visit www.aboveandbeyondsatour.co.za for tickets and more information on the South African leg of the 'We Are All We Need' Album World Tour! If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience the emotion and energy of an Above & Beyond show – then this is your chance. The 'We Are All We Need' World Tour is leaving a trail of sold-out shows across the globe; and now it’s South Africa’s turn to welcome the talented trio of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. A global success, ‘We Are All We Need’ is the fourth studio album by the British dance group. It debuted at number 12 on the UK Albums Chart, at number one on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart and sold 14,000 copies in its first week in the United States. Having formed in 2000, ABOVE & BEYOND have collectively sold over a million records and are consistently ranked among DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Poll. The trio run the much-lauded dance music labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, and also host a weekly radio show, Group Therapy Radio – with over 30 million listeners in 35 countries every week! Recently, the trio made history, when they became the first British DJs to headline New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, selling the 13,000 tickets in no time at all. And we have no doubt; they’ll be making history this year in South Africa too. For interview opportunities please contact Kelsey Geeling, acting press agent to NuWave and One Productions for the Above & Beyond South Africa Tour 2015, at firstname.lastname@example.org | . . .
The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene has proposed a temporary reduction in contributions by employers and employees to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), while keeping the benefits unchanged. This is according to Katlego Letlonkane, an associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr who says that the public have been invited to comment on these changes before 20 March 2015. Letlonkane explains that the proposal seeks to reduce the remuneration threshold against which the UIF contributions are calculated, from the current monthly amount of R14,872 to R1,000. This means that the portion of the employee's remuneration which exceeds R1,000 will not be taken into account for purposes of calculating monthly UIF contributions. The National Treasury has circulated an invitation for public comment on this proposed reduction, which is envisaged to take effect on 1 April 2015. “Should such a reduction be implemented, employers will be required to pay a maximum of R10 per employee per month and, similarly, each employee will be required to contribute R10 per month. This is in vast contrast to the current maximum contribution of R148.72 per month. Interestingly enough, the proposed contribution reduction would not have the effect of reducing the benefits payable to beneficiaries. In fact, the proposed reductions aim to provide temporary support to households and employers, in an economically sustainable manner,” Letlonkane explains. "The Minister's proposal intends to provide much needed support to the economy and inevitably, alleviates the financial burden on both the employer and employee,” Letlonkane adds. Comments are to be submitted to the National Treasury via fax, email, or by hand to uiftreasury.gov.za, fax 086 741 8648 or c/o the Chief Directorate: Legislation, National Treasury, Old Reserve Bank Building, Room HB-02.03, Church Square, City of Tshwane. Author: Angela Matthewson from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Twitter: @DLACDH CLICK . . .
Great news for the South African National Culinary Team is that the City Lodge Hotel Group will be taking care of their accommodation needs as they prepare for next year’s IKA Culinary Olympics taking place in Erfurt, Germany! This means that the eight member team – three from Johannesburg and five from Cape Town – will be able to get together for practices as they build up to the big event which takes place from October 22-26 in 2016. If the Joburgers go down to Cape Town, they will be able to stay at any City Lodge Group Hotel – if the Capetonians come up to Joburg, they will be able to stay at any City Lodge Group Hotel. As Heinz Brunner, manager of the SA National Culinary Team, says: “Travel is necessary to ensure that the team can practise together and then go back to their restaurants and perfect their dishes through including them on their own menus.” The team will practise at different venues every two months. “We are training hard, developing an exceptional menu and working as a team to produce world-class food that represents South Africa’s culinary scene with excellence. We couldn’t do this without our fantastic sponsors and partners. A huge thank you goes to the City Lodge Hotel Group for their support as our accommodation partner and to Imperial LSC as our headline sponsor.” Commenting on behalf of the City Lodge Hotel Group, Peter Schoeman, Divisional Director, Sales and Marketing, said: “It is a privilege for us to assist our Springboks of the food world as they prepare to represent our country in the world’s ultimate culinary challenge.” The competition will see national teams from across the globe compete in categories such as Hot Kitchen, Cold Table and Pastry. Author: City Lodge Hotel Group from . More Info link: https://clhg.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CityLodgeHotels Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/City.lodge.hotels.limited Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: . Celebrating the . . .
The Maker Library Network showcase launched on 27 February has been extended by popular demand until Friday, March 6, 2015. Launched in South Africa in 2014, the Maker Library Network is a British Council Connect ZA initiative designed to foster creativity and collaboration between makers and designers across both countries through creating a reading, showcasing and making space. Said Janine Johnston, SA coordinator “We were delighted with the quality connections made during the past weekend’s showcase and workshops and the enthusiasm of the people who live, work and visit this part of the city who have come to visit us at 75 Harrington. We want to invite everyone who has not experienced a Maker Library yet to come in and find out more about it and be inspired this week.” The exhibition at 75 Harrington features work produced by Maker Librarians, including local designers and Maker Library curators Heath Nash and Thingking, pieces by makers that have inspired them and the books they feel have had a lasting impact on their practice as designers - exploring the themes: Make, Show, Read. The results of some exciting collaborations that have taken place between Maker Libraries across the UK and SA are also be on display, as well as some of the items produced during the public workshops presented during the weekend of February 27th to March 1st. The most popular workshop of the weekend was the wearable tech workshop presented by Thingking, where participants built circuit boards to light up beanies using Arduino technology. After only one year, there are already ten Maker Libraries established in the UK and South Africa; five in each of these countries. Through this unique network, makers and designers share resources, swap skills, take part in mentoring sessions and exchange ideas. Based on their success the network is set to grow from strength to strength. “The model we are using is new, plain and made accessible in ways which has not been done before, which is . . .
It goes without saying that when looking for a property, most buyers who are purchasing a home for themselves to live in want a home that they love and can see themselves being happy in for many years to come. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that around 90% of would-be buyers start their real estate search online through property search portals and typically have an idea of the type of home they are looking for and roughly the price range they can afford. However, Goslett notes that oftentimes these two aspects come into conflict with each other - especially when the buyer gets closer to finding their dream home. “For many buyers there is a gap between what they can realistically afford and what they want, which leads most to the question: ‘What am I prepared to compromise on?’ Certain features may have to be forfeited in order for the buyer to stay within a range that is financially feasible. For example, they might have to opt for a home without a pool, or one that is slightly smaller than what they initially wanted in order to be within the right zoning area for the school they want to send their children to,” says Goslett. The National Association of Realtors in the US conducted a survey among homebuyers to find out where they made compromises on home purchases. The survey revealed that just 33% of buyers did not compromise at all, while the majority had to let go of something that they wanted. The most common compromise that buyers made was on the price of the home. Goslett says that a close second to the price, was the size of the home, with around 20% of buyers purchasing homes that were smaller than they originally planned on buying. “Some of the other factors that buyers compromised on were the condition of the home, commuting distance to their workplace or family and friends, the quality of the neighbourhood and the reputation of schools in the area,” says Goslett. He notes that depending on their . . .
Matrix, a leading manufacturer of Telecom and Time-Attendance solutions, will launch Enterprise Communication Systems, Range of VoIP-GSM Gateways and New Digital and IP Phones at CeBIT 2015, Hannover Germany. Matrix with strong history of delivering cutting-edge products and innovative solutions in the IP telephony market will launch ETERNITY LE – IP-PBX for Large Enterprises with up to 1344 analog and 1000 IP users. ETERNITY LE is a powerful communication solution designed for Corporate Offices, Manufacturing Houses, Education/Apartment Campuses and Hotels to transcend all technological, organizational and geographical boundaries. This thorough-breed solution offers advanced functionality backed by 45-party Conference, CTI, IP Telephony, Mobile Extensions, Email to SMS and Voice Mail features. Matrix will also exhibit its newly launched EON310 - multi-featured Digital Key Phone and SPARSH VP330 - The Touch Screen IP Phone at the event. These superior voice quality and advance featured phones are specifically designed to meet the needs of executives from small to large businesses. Furthermore to enhance the productivity, Matrix will showcase two new time-attendance terminals, COSEC DOOR PVR and COSEC VEGA FAX. COSEC DOOR PVR, a palm vein reader provides the highest security and eliminates hygiene concerns as it is a completely contactless device. COSEC VEGA FAX, is an elegant terminal with Poe, WI-Fi, Touchscreen, IP65 which simplifies time-attendance in the organization. These time-attendance terminals offer cutting edge advantages in terms of technology, connectivity, ease of use and operating environment over other products available in the market. “CeBIT Germany has been a great platform for us to showcase innovative solutions. This year also we are looking forward to meet system integrators and business professionals to explain our business solutions” said Sagar Gosalia, Vice President, Marketing & Sales. Visit Matrix at CeBIT, Germany 2015 . . .