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Protect yourself from cybercrime

The evolution of cybercrime

It used to be relatively easy to avoid phishing attacks. There are many programmes on the market to reduce spam and block most malicious emails. However, cybercriminals are getting smarter and they are finding new ways to prey on unsuspecting email receipients, known as spear phishing.

You may have noticed some of these emails in your inbox. They may seem like legitimate emails from a reputable company, but the email is designed to trick you into extracting sensitive information like computer login details, personal information that can be used for identity theft, or to use the link to gain unauthorised access to your bank account.

It’s obvious that technology can only help so much in the fight against cybercrime. Knowing how to differentiate legitimate emails from spam, when to delete and when to click on links, can save you from a nasty experience. No one wants to fall victim to a fraudster.

How can you protect yourself?

Mimecast has developed a new version of Targeted Threat Protection, which will help businesses to build a Human Firewall. It’s intuitive, able to easily adapt and is as strong as they training that they give. They do this by teaching you simple tricks, like checking the URL, for example instead of ‘sars’ it may say ‘sar’. It is important that business decision makers to do their part by educating employees about the dangers of sharing personal information using a malicious link.

At Girl Geeks, we are passionate about empowerment and education. To help you to learn how to protect yourself online, Mimecast is hosting a Human Firewall event on 10 September and it’s FREE to attend. All you need to do is register here. To follow the conversation on social media, track #SpearPhishing #HumanFirewall.

Win tickets to Inspiration Indaba

At Girl Geek Dinners, we believe in inspiring women; to dream, to achieve their goals and have a lot of fun while doing it! That is why we were so excited to hear about the inaugural Inspiration Indaba brought to you by Citadel in partnership with Moneyweb. There is a fantastic speaker lineup, with inspiring South Africans sharing their stories of success.

There are two great female speakers; Lee Swan, a climate change strategist and the first South African-born woman to race to the magnetic North Pole and Lynette Ntuli, CEO of asset and infrastructure development firm Innate Investment Solutions.

Lee-SwanLynette Ntuli


The event will take place on 2 September 2014 and we have two tickets to giveaway, valued at R1 500 each! All you have to do is leave a comment on the post below. Winners will be selected by Random Results and announced on Friday, 22 August.

Congrats to our two winners – MeeA Parkins and Anuschka Richards. We hope you enjoy the event!


The 3rd Annual Wired Women Conference

We love events that feature women in tech and this year’s Wired Women Conference is an event which we are extremley excited about!

Featuring a great line-up of exciting speakers, the conference profiles some of the dynamic women (and men) that have taken up prominent roles within the industry. Globally, women make up over half of all the social media users and gamers, with a significant number of Computer Science graduates. With the growth potential in Africa, the future is incredibly positive.

The conference will look at how to make the industry more inclusive, diverse and nurture the culture of innovation that already exists.

We have an exciting special for Girl Geeks – if you book with the promotional code “GG” you will be receive a 10% discount off the retail price. To qualify for this offer, email: lizzy@qualitylife.co.za


Our 1st Birthday Bash!

With the festive season well and truly behind us, we thought it was time to review our last event – our 1st Birthday party!


As usual, our sponsors did not disappoint. We had a fantastic goodie bag and a plenty of prizes. A special mention must be made of Blackberry who kindly sponsored our welcome drinks. Thanks to all our other sponsors: @KiehlsSA  @RussellHobbsSA Apple SA Bobbleheads SA @TheCupcake_Lady  @CandiMakeup  EA Games @SKTheatres @DigitalSushiZA  @FinWeek Pulse DJ’s & @PrezenceDigital.

Our welcome drink sponsor Blackberry

Our lovely goodie bags 🙂 


Our two lovely speakers for the evening were Lynette Hundermark and Tiana Cline. Lynette gave an interesting insight into the world of Mobile App development and her career journey, while Tiana shared some great gadget reviews.


Thanks to everyone that joined us and has shared in the Girl Geek journey this far.

On that note, we are looking for AV equipment for our Girl Geek Dinners – if anyone has a contact for us, please get in touch.

Our next event will be held in February – look forward to seeing you all there!

Join us for our 1st Birthday Bash!

You are cordially invited to attend our first birthday!
Event Details:                                                                                                                         

Date: 21 November 2012

Time: 18:30

Venue: Outer Limits, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cedar Road, Fourways 

Cost: R150, which includes dinner, a welcome drink and a stunning goodie bag.

There will be fantastic prizes to win at the event! Join us for an evening of fun, inspiring talks and great networking.

Drinks are for your own account.

 For more information, visit our blog

RSVP click here

Please note that due to the limited amount of seats available, only proof of payment secures your place

Guest Speakers
Lynette HundermarkHead of Product Strategy at Prezence Digital, Lynette works to produce the best possible strategic long-term mobile solutions to meet client business needs.Her passion to create market-beating mobile solutions is underpinned by technical qualifications in the computer-science field.Most recently, Lynette played an integral role in the creation of a suite of mobile apps for Ster-Kinekor, which are among the most downloaded, successful apps in the country. Follow her on Twitter @LynetteAnthony
Tiana Cline 

Tiana is the online editor of GirlGuides.co.za, a website that talks tech, gadgets and gizmos to women in South Africa. Working with a large group of dynamic ladies, GirlGuides publishes daily news, reviews, features and helpful how-tos.
Tiana is also editor for a number of other publications including Connect Magazine. Tiana will be talking about “Girls and Gaming”. Follow her on Twitter @tianatweets

A Fantastic Geeky Event

The Girl Geek Dinners have proved to be extremely popular in Jozi, and our September event was no exception. Tickets were quickly sold out for the event and what a night it was!

Girl Geeks were welcomed with a stunning drink provided by The Reciprocal Wine Company. They are importers of a stunning range of international wines. Later on in the evening, there was an opportunity for wine tasting. They also offered up a fantastic prize!

Leigh-Ann (Event Organiser) & Tarryn (Reciprocal Wines)

We have to thank our venue – the fantastic Moemas for supporting us! The menu was absolutely amazing – if you are looking for a fab spot for dinner (or lunch, or any food really!) you won’t be disappointed.

Our speaker for the evening was the lovely Sarah Britten (or @Anatinus as she is known on Twitter). She shared her insights into being a brand ambassador for Land Rover in SA and on social media in general, as well as her amazing lipstick art!

Our goodie bags were once again full of awesome things. Thanks to our sponsors: Moemas, Reciprocal Wines, Glossybox, Wireless Wipes SA, Brainstorm Magazine and Cadbury Bubbly chocolate. A special mention to those that sponsored prizes too: Glossybox gave three lovely boxes away & Reciprocal Wines for their wine decanter.

In November, Girl Geek Dinners in Jozi turns one and we plan to celebrate! Save the date for our last dinner for the year – 21 November 2012.

Until then!


Event Organiser

Girl Geek Dinners JHB

The Next Girl Geek Dinner in Johannesburg!

Please join us for our May Girl Geek Dinner:

Event Details

Date: 17 May 2012

Time: 18:30

VenueGrand Central Cafe, the Piazza, Melrose Arch

Speaker: Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, T-Systems Regional Head: Africa & the Middle East; Chairman of the Board, T-Systems South Africa.

Cost: R150, which includes canapés and a stunning goodie bag. Drinks are for your own account.

RSVP click here

Please note that due to the limited number of spaces available, only proof of payment secures your seat.