Assessing and fighting cyber threat
Cybercriminals infiltrate and misuse your networks, systems, processes and applications for their own ends, often defrauding organisations in the process. Magix detects and prevents cyber fraud by:
- Analysing the behaviour of employees, customers and service providers.
- Alerting you about any anomalous behaviour in real-time.
- Monitoring all transactions and preventing money from leaving the building when fraud is detected.
- Providing forensically sound evidence to investigators without having to rely on IT.
Who do we help?
CIOs, CSOs & IT Managers
We highlight vulnerabilities in infrastructure and web applications, provide a clear view of the state of access to sensitive systems, and determine your current cybercrime defence capabilities.
Since they often lack the means to access data directly without exposing their intentions, we enable experienced investigators to effortlessly gather forensically sound evidence from the virtual world of IT – leading to the successful conviction of offenders.
Risk & Compliance Officers
With the ever-increasing number of regulatory and compliance frameworks being enforced upon organisations, we can give you the controls to ensure that compliance requirements are being met effectively.
How do we help?
Cybercriminals work hard to ‘cover their tracks’ and render dubious transactions as legitimate. At Magix, we are passionate about giving you constant visibility of your IT applications – enabling real-time alerting and profiling, as well as quicker investigation processes.
Kevin Zanozuko Wotshela (46)
Qualifications: BComm, MBA and Certified Director
Function: Managing Director – Magix Africa
Kevin is an entrepreneur and health risk management specialist passionate about how the use of technology could enhance and improve lives.
He has been involved in rules-based technology solutions, development and implementation of administration software solutions across the continent and this exposure has enabled him to fully understand the complexities involved in technology implementations across various sectors.
He played a pivotal role in an advisory capacity on behalf of Knowledge Objects Healthcare assisting the Uganda Ministry of Health to adopt a country coding schema which would enable healthcare funders, hospital groups and service providers to use similar coding schemas to adjudicate and claim medical related incidents on their administration platforms.
Clinical and business rules development projects for clients such as Strategis Insurance in Tanzania, Jubilee Insurance in Kenya, CIMAS in Zimbabwe, conducted a retrospective analysis exercise on clinical and business data for Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) in Namibia. Systems administration project implementation for Sechaba Medical Solutions in Cote d’ivoire. RT Health Fund and Westfund in Australia respectively.
Hedley Hurwitz (54)
Function: Managing Director – Magix Security
Hedley is a software developer and entrepreneur. A self-taught technology and business enthusiast, Hedley created the Oculus suite of document imaging and workflow products which was sold to AST in 2001. Hedley joined the Magix team in 2003 and has served in the capacity of Managing Director since. Hedley’s background in systems development and understanding of commercial processes has driven the direction and value proposition of Magix Security to focus on application fraud and sophisticated methods of cyber security detection and prevention.
Matthew Webster (38)
Qualifications: BSocSci, PDEM (UCT)
Nationality: South African
Function: Business Development Director – Magix Group
Matthew is a passionate and entrepreneurial individual, who started the Cape Town office of Magix 11 years ago. Through his perseverance and clear communication skills, he built up a blue chip customer base in the Cape region, before relocating to Head Office in Johannesburg to head up the sales team. After 3 years in the Johannesburg office, he elected to return “home” to Cape Town at the end of 2017 to re-establish the Cape Town office of Magix. With the emergence of cybercrime as the # 1 form of crime, Matthew has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in how best to combat this threat, and has become a recognized thought leader having spoken at several conferences around South Africa on topics ranging from Deep and Dark Web analytics to preventing cyber fraud in the insurance industry.
Andrei Migatchev (37)
Qualifications: Hons. BSc – AI, MSc – Information Security
Function: Chief Technology Officer
A versatile innovator with 18 years’ experience in various IT roles. A natural leader with the ability to drive a team in order to deliver high quality work, on time, while fostering the growth and development of team members through strong mentorship skills. Goal driven with extensive technical expertise; an out of the box thinker who strives to stay at the foreground of technological innovation. A host of technical skills are complemented by being articulate, approachable, professional, knowledgeable and highly presentable.
Andrei joined Magix team in 2010 and served alongside Chris and Hedley since. By utilising his wealth of technical knowledge and experience in various roles, ranging from System & Network Administrator, Full Stack Developer, SA / BA, Solution and Enterprise Architect, DevOps &DevSecOps to Team Leader, Manager and Director, Andrei plays technical lead roles on key engagements in order to provide customers with best fit solutions to their needs.
Gavin Hetherington (47)
Qualifications: B. Comm – Economics
Nationality: South African
Function: Cyber Security Officer
A Cyber Security Professional with 15 years’ experience in Enterprise Security & Infrastructure. Certified with the Professional Evaluation Certification Board ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Cybersecurity Implementer. An active member of the Cyber Security community and a frequent speaker at Cyber Security events nationally. Cyber Security adviser for several organisations, critical infrastructure, maritime and cyber security conferences. Experienced Network Security Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the security and investigations industry. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, ISO 27001, Vulnerability Management, Computer Forensics, and IT Service Management.
Deon Beck (36)
Qualifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Nationality: South African
Function: Cyber Security Architect
Deon is our Security Architect with 10 Years’ experience in the information security sector. He is CEH and AEH certified with a vast understanding of security architecture, protocols and attack vectors. A leader in his profession with the ability to translate technical terminology into business terminology. He specialises in: Penetration Testing, Secure System Design, Security Architecture, Information Security Management, Web Application Assessments, Infrastructure Assessments.
Chris Hills (63)
Qualifications: B. Compt. Hons. C.A (S.A).
Function: Financial Director – Magix Group
In 1982, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Chris joined Anglo American Corporation Corporate Finance Division and played a leading role in major mergers and acquisitions activity. In 1989 Chris was recruited to become Financial Director of JSE listed Eureka Industrial Ltd., which had three listed subsidiaries. In 1993 he was appointed CEO of an unlisted subsidiary, MGX (now Metrofile), which was listed on the JSE in 1995. In 2003 Chris acquired a software development house from MGX, Magix Integration, and later co-founded Magix Security. Chris is an entrepreneurial financial executive who is best at building and developing small businesses in which he has a material investment and in which he can add value while exerting a meaningful level of control.