y DSTV Decoder terrified me this month. Leveraging every inch of the CSI Miami/New York/New Orleans/Miami franchise, HBO has launched CSI Cyber. The truly terrifying thing about this new addition to the franchise is that the story content is much more than simple pseudoscience. This stuff is real, and it’s happening now. Heard about the geek that hacked into a passenger jet’s avionics recently? He was able to fly the plane momentarily from his seat, all the way back there in cattle class. There are folk who think that the next world war is going to be fought in the ether. I think they’re right. In the interim, guard, firewall and anti-virus the heck out of all your devices. We’ve a little surprise waiting for you between the pages of your favourite financial services read next month. Actually, it’s a rather large surprise. To find out what we’ve been up to (and to have a little fun) please visit our website and social media platforms over the next few weeks (you’ll find links on our website) to see if you can discover what it is. There will be weekly prizes up for grabs for those of our readers who are the ‘warmest’ in their quest for clues, and there is a bumper prize to be won at the Insurance Conference at Sun City when we draw a winner from the hat. Speaking of networking, conferences and events, it has certainly been a busy time for our industry over the last few weeks. The FIA awards have come and gone, and we were certainly kept busy at the AIO conference in Tunisia. It was wonderful meeting old (and making new) friends from our continent and Europe and I think the overwhelming takeaway from each of these events is that it is not just our industry that is thriving, but judging by the amount of construction and investment we saw during our travels, and following the many passionate conversations we had with industry movers and shakers, there can be but one answer to the question; Is Africa rising? Damn sure it is. Keep watching our RISKSA TV episodes every Friday for updates and competition clues too. And if you have someone in your office celebrating a birthday or special event, or if your company is doing something special, please drop Angelique an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy the read good people, and come visit us at our stand at the IISA conference in Sun City, we can’t wait to see you there.