Elzatte Binedell

Elzette is a Certified Fraud Examiner with over 15 years of professional experience. She specialises in computer-oriented crime and focuses on connecting digital footprints to perpetrators.

Business crime

Elzette has developed specific expertise in uncovering the fraudulent schemes in organisations that mask white-collar crime. She has worked on a multitude of investigations that focussed on corrupt and collusive schemes, cover quoting schemes, bid rigging schemes, fronting schemes, moonlighting schemes, the misappropriation of assets and intellectual property, and conflict of interest schemes.

Cybercrime

Elzette is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security. She uses her skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers (known as black hat hackers) can detect and exploit them. Although the methods used are similar, if not identical, to those employed by malicious hackers, white hat hackers have permission to employ them against the organisation that has hired them.

She has investigated incidents such as hacking, data theft, cloned software, phishing, identity theft, cyberstalking, business email compromise, online scams, prohibited/illegal content, fraudulent invoices / change of bank account scams and the theft of intellectual property.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Information Systems (University of Cape Town)
  • Diploma in Software and Web Development (Smartsource Corporate Training)

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
  • Certified Biometric Officer (Managed Integrity Evaluation)

Courses

  • Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination (University of the Western Cape)

Professional memberships

  • Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators

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