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Silicon Overdrive offers professional Security and Compliance services aimed at strengthening your compliance, technology and financial posture associated with your IT infrastructure. 

An ICT Review will identify your IT problems, implement fixes and offer you a suitable IT Support SLA. Our in-depth knowledge and experience, and comprehensive audit frameworks, means you can sleep more easily, knowing that you have minimised your IT risks.

The Purpose of an ICT Review

The purpose of an ICT Review is to assess your current information security controls in place that support various regulatory requirements, identify gaps in supporting the regulatory requirements, and define initiatives to bridge gaps.

This will optimise the IT compliance management process to support the information security program and your organisation. By doing so, we will improve IT’s ability to analyse compliance requirements, prioritise compliance gaps, and ensure ongoing improvement of IT risk, external compliance, and document management.

Primary Reasons You Need an ICT Review

The current IT compliance process is reactive and disruptive. We offer a more efficient process.

Current IT compliance process does not support business objectives and does not leave room for joint decision making between the business and IT.

There is a lack of clarity and consistency of compliance requirements, evidentiary documentation, and business needs; you need standardisation to improve.

The Scope of an ICT Review

The scope of the compliance management initiative will include the gathering of regulatory requirements relevant to your company.

We will:

  • Assess your current information security controls ability to support the specific regulatory requirements.
  • Identify current gaps in your company’s ability to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Analyse, prioritise and remediate compliance gaps.
  • Update project documents (plan, charter, budget, etc.).
  • Establish Business and IT communication.


The main objective of the review is to compare the current IT position of your company against industry best practice standards as a basis of comparison.

The scope of this review involves using several processes including examination of all physical hardware which helps find health, performance and end of life hardware, adoption of new technologies and strategic direction options, system architectures related to capability, capacity, scalability and strategic direction.

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We help you comply with the latest legislation and security of information including POPI, ISO27001, GDPR, PCI, and HIPPA.

Case Studies

Change Technologies

The Challenge

Change Technologies enables users to invest as little as €1 into cryptocurrencies. Their model means that there are no minimum balances, no commission, and no unfair barriers, meaning that anyone with a Smartphone can invest in cryptocurrency.  

Since Change Technologies deals with cryptocurrency and processes card payments, they were required to achieve PCI DSS compliance to ensure the security of the data. 

Upon assessing their environment, Change Technologies found that their current environment deviated from best practices and compliance standards.  It was decided that the best solution to become PCI DSS compliant would be to bring in Silicon Overdrive to assist with the process of re-architecting, rebuilding and migrating their  workloads to a secure and compliant AWS environment. 

The Solution

After reviewing the current architectures and infrastructures Change Technologies worked with Silicon Overdrive to rearchitect and implement security controls according to PCI DSS standards. As a part of the solution, all existing workloads were architected in a decoupled manner and deployed across separate AWS accounts.

As part of the redeployment, older AWS services were replaced with newer AWS managed services to help achieve operational efficiency and PCI DSS compliance.

Some workloads were moved to serverless architectures. For example, EC2 was replaced with ECS Fargate.

The Outcome

After the environment was relaunched, Change Technologies underwent a PCI DSS audit, and they were able to achieve full PCI DSS Level 1 compliance within five months after engaging with Silicon Overdrive’s AWS team.  

PayGate

The Challenge

Founded in 1996, PayGate wanted to become a force in the payment gateway industry, both in Africa as well as internationally. To reach this goal, PayGate needed to scale their infrastructure to accommodate the traffic that would come with taking on more customers but found that there were no data centres capable of providing them with the correct security and compliance needed to grow their business. PayGate needed a solution which would allow them to increase their client base, maintain high security, and become PCI compliant, while at the same time be a cost-effective option.

The Solution

Silicon Overdrive’s AWS certified engineers met with PayGate to map out a solution which would cover all of their requirements. Silicon Overdrive proposed that PayGate’s environments should be rebuilt on AWS and implement segregation, allowing them to deploy servers securely for each role. Moving PayGate’s infrastructure to AWS would ensure that their environment would adhere to best practice security and compliance standards and, as PayGate would only pay for what they use with AWS, Silicon Overdrive was able to present a solution which would also be cost effective.

The Outcome

With the assistance and guidance of Silicon Overdrive, PayGate has ensured that they continue to be PCI Compliant six years later and Silicon Overdrive has architected over 60 server instances and set up numerous applications, allowing PayGate to process more transactions per minute, increasing their overall turnover considerably. PayGate remains one of Silicon Overdrive’s valued Clients, signing on for one of our tailored support and maintenance agreements, ensuring that their infrastructure is maintained on a continuous basis. PayGate is now one of the leading payment platforms in Africa and counts some of the continents’ largest and most well-respected companies as their Clients, as well as some internationally recognised organisations.

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Your One Stop IT Solution

Silicon Overdrive helps you reduce your costs, manage your risk and ensure business continuity through our comprehensive IT Managed Services, support and solutions. Our team offers you extensive expertise in cloud solutions, software development, security and compliance.

Whether you’re looking for support for Office 365, want to migrate to an AWS or Azure cloud solution, need custom software development or require IT Support we will present and implement solutions that meet and scale with your business needs.

With over 20 years in the IT industry, our consultants offer expert advice on how to best utilise Information Technology to achieve your business objectives, save costs and enhance efficiency and productivity.

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