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PTC founder PMP and ISACA credentials available online

posted Jun 16, 2017, 12:26 AM by Peter Tobin

The Project Management Institute (PMI) have joined a growing community of international organisations that are making their member credentials available online, Earlier this year Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, was recertified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) to 2020, makring a continuous period of PMP certification form 1998 to 2020. This credential may now be found if you click here at the following link.

In 2014ISACA also made available to view the holders of their professional accreditation certification.

This includes Dr Peter Tobin, who was in 2014 accredited as "Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT". His achievement badge is viewable if you click here.
 

 

DawMak & PTC partner for POPI Act & King IV(TM) Port Elizabeth workshops

posted May 23, 2017, 2:46 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 29, 2017, 3:09 AM ]

As part of a strategic commitment to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa DawMak Business Facilitators has partnered with PTC to deliver two one-day workshopson the practical aspects of how to comply with the POPI Act and King IV Code (TM) in Port Elizabeth (PE) in June 2017.

"These events mark a new level of collaboration between DawMak as the event organiser, IACT-Africa as the strategic partner of PTC through its local representative based in PE, Jeremy Barton, and the Institute of Information Technology Professionals, who are supporting the event through promotion to its members" says Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. Information about the workshops is also being made available by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber through the advertising of the event to its members.

Two videos are available about the workshops if you click here for the POPI Act workshop and click here for the King IV (TM) workshop.

For more information please click here for the DawMak event page or download the brochure which is available below.   

Sterling Afrika and PTC partner for Uganda client workshop

posted May 23, 2017, 2:25 AM by Peter Tobin

In May 2017 Sterling Afrika asked Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, to assist in the facilitation of a Corporate Governance Workshop for delegates form Uganda. "I was able to participate in the workshop by demonstrating a practical toolset for the assessment of compliance with the new King IV Code (TM)," says Dr Tobin, "whilst my associate Dr Ian Strydom facilitated a broad ranging review of multiple aspects of global, regional and national best practice in good governance". Pictured below are Dr Tobin (bow tie) with Dr Ian Strydom (centre) and delegates from Uganda.


Sterling Afrika and PTC partner for ITWeb POPI workshop

posted May 23, 2017, 2:17 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 23, 2017, 11:18 PM ]

As part of a long-term relationship, Sterling Afrika asked Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, to facilitate a workshop as part of the ITWeb Security Summit 2017 series of practical workshops in May 2017. "The Data Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Workshop included the use of several practical assessment tools based on local and international best practice, as well as the development of a realistic implementation plan for POPI Act compliance" says Dr Tobin.

Pictured below are some of the delegates at the workshop.

  
Pictured below are Ms Stella Ogema from Sterling Afrika and Dr Tobin at the welcome to the workshop.



POPI Act for Business Analysts training success

posted May 23, 2017, 2:07 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 23, 2017, 2:12 AM ]

As the full impact of the POPI Act in South approaches and the full force of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation around the world will be felt from May 2018, leading organisations are already working towards preparing themselves and their clients for both the POPI Act and GPR. "In partnership with IACT-Africa and supported by Tharollo Consulting, a member of the EOH Group, I was able to meet the needs for a training session which would not just talk about what the POPI Act is, but rather what steps to take prepare for the Act" says Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "Concepts such as Privacy By Design and Default and Privacy Impact Assessments whilst not being explicit in the POPI Act are clearly required under the GDPR, and it makes sense to at least consider international practices and to apply them where appropriate in South Africa" says Dr Tobin. Pictured below are some of the delegates at the workshop with Dr Tobin (far left in bow tie).


   

Media Works and PTC partner for POPI Act training

posted May 23, 2017, 1:52 AM by Peter Tobin

In early May 2017 members of staff at the SPAR Group South Rand Distribution Centre attended a workshop organised by Janice Hawkridge of Media Works. The facilitator was Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "The timing of the workshop came just days before the WannaCry ransomeware attack across the globe" says Dr Tobin, "and at the workshop delegates learned how to spot potentially hostile emails and to avoid falling victim to just such attacks as Wannacry".

Pictured below: Dr Tobin of PTC (far right) who was the facilitator with members of the SPAR Group South Rand Distribution Centre team at a POPI Act awareness training event organised by Janice Hawkridge of Media Works (far left).



 

IBM Cloud Forum hosts discussion on POPI Act compliance

posted May 23, 2017, 1:46 AM by Peter Tobin

In May 2017 over 400 delegates attended a full agenda of IBM and guest speakers at the IBM Cloud Forum 2017 in Sandton, South Africa. One of the panel discussions on the day included Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, sharing his knowledge and experience of working with organisations facing the challenges and opportunities of cloud computing, particularly in terms of compliance with the POPI Act. Also part of the panel for several questions was Phillip Gerber, the contact point in South Africa for the Cloud Security Alliance.  

Full turnout at Redhill School for POPI Act awareness training

posted May 23, 2017, 1:40 AM by Peter Tobin

Redhill School, based in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, saw a full turnout for a POPI Act awareness training session in early May 2017 just as the new term was about to start. "The timing of the training clearly demonstrates the commitment from the highest levels of management at the school to the importance of protection of a wide range of personal information processed by the school" says Dr Tobin, founder of PTC. "Although the POPI Act is not yet fully in force, forward thinking leaders at institutions such as Redhill School are already preparing themselves and their stakeholders for the significant changes that compliance with the POPI Act entails" adds Dr Tobin.   

Grant Thornton POPI event huge success

posted May 23, 2017, 1:33 AM by Peter Tobin

In late March 2017 over 100 delegates attended a full morning workshop covering multiple aspects of the POPI Act. Speakers included Lucien Pierce of Phukubje Pierce MasithelaAttorneys, Michiel Jonker and Oupa Mbokodo of Grant Thornton Johannesburg and a practical demonstration of hacking by technical specialists from Mimecast South Africa. Two presentations on aspects of the POPI Act, a health-check and case studies, were contributed to the event by Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "The level of interest in compliance with the POPI Act has definitely grown since the Information Regulator team came into place in December 2016" says Dr Tobin, "and there is now a sense of urgency to get ready ofr full commencement of the Act".

Seeing the business opportunity in POPI Act compliance

posted May 23, 2017, 1:26 AM by Peter Tobin

During March 2017 in Cape Town and Johannesburg Dr Peter Tobin was the presenter at workshops held by Sophos South Africa, a leading supplier of information security products. The workshops held in partnership with IACT-Africa, with a similar event in Durban being facilitated by Mr John Cato, founder of IACT-Africa. "The delegates to the workshop spent time not only understanding what the POPI Act requires, but learned how to translate those requirements into demand form their customers for security products capable of addressing the requirements of Condition 7: security Safeguards as defined in the POPI Act" says Dr Tobin.

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