We are fast approaching the Yuletide season and while it’s a period for us to relax, with many of us looking forward to some time off, the combination of relaxation and increased spending during the festive season heightens cybercrime activities and the season will likely be a bonanza for online criminals. Brendan Kotze is the Chief Development Officer at Performanta. Performanta offers a consultative approach to people, processes and technology, focusing on security projects in line with adversarial, accidental and environmental business risk. Brendan’s background is comprised of more than 12 years of progressive technical and business experience. His knowledge and methodologies have developed through years of fundamental network communications work. His experience culminates in a rich set of credentials for his concentration in information security.