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The Computer Forensic Lab

Cyanre (Pty) Ltd, Cyanre the Digital Forensic Lab was established in 2002 to provide state-of-the-art cyber forensic services to clients who require innovative and cost effective solutions. With the expansion of our services the structure of the company had to change and Cyanre – The Digital Forensic Lab was formed in 2006.

We follow forensically correct methodologies, by making use of internationally accepted software and operating procedures. This software and procedures are also what the major law enforcement agencies across the globe conforms to. These agencies include the FBI, Scotland Yard, US Secret Service as well as South Africa’s own South African Police Service. By making use of this sophisticated software and judicially tested procedures, Cyanre is able to place the integrity of all evidence collected, data disseminated and facts placed in front of a judicial body, beyond question.

Cyanre Digital Forensics

We are market leaders in the areas of cyber forensic investigations, IT risk management, data recovery and electronic discovery. Some of our personnel have been acknowledged by the High Court of SA as expert witnesses in their field and have conducted extensive criminal, civil and departmental investigations nationally and across Africa. A Cyber Forensic Expert’s true value is not only measured by his ability to locate some digital evidence but more so, his ability to successfully locate all the evidence, place the evidence in context for the investigator, relay findings in an expert report and successfully testify as an expert witness on any level of judicial proceedings . The expert status of a person is measured by considering his qualifications, experience, lecturing and work published, capacity, infrastructure, affiliation and accreditation. Measured against these standards, Cyanre is found to be a true market leader even when compared with large international legal and auditing firms.
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The Cyanre Digitial Forensic Staff are all highly skilled and have various qualifications relative to our field. They consistently receive ongoing training both in-house, and by Internationally Accredited Organisations.

Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and certifications include:

BSc Honours degree in Computer Science; Post Graduate Degree in Computer Forensics; National Diploma: Financial Information Systems; PGDipMan Information Systems; Applied Hacking; Counter Hacking; Ethical Hacking; Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE) accreditation; GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) ; A+; N+; INET+; SANS course: FOR408: Computer Forensic Investigations – Windows In-Depth; MS Windows 2000 Professional; MS Windows 2000 Server; Administering Windows NT Linux LPI 101; Electronic Engineering Phase I – Basic Electronics Certificate ; Security+; CCNA 1-4; CEH; CISP; Mcomm Forensic Accounting.


Our employees have received training from internationally accredited institutions including inter alia: Ernst and Young in Counter Hacking, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the French Police in Cyber Crime Analysis, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the South African Police Service in Cyber Crime Investigation and Detective Skills, and Cellebrite in Mobile Forensics.


To date personnel of Cyanre has faced five third party experts and have never lost a case in court. Cyanre personnel have testified in 5 High Court Cases, various Regional and Magistrate courts and countless departmental hearings. Cyanre’s staff experience includes conducting successful investigations in co-operation with international law enforcement bodies in countries such as Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mauritius, and Zimbabwe.

Infrastructure & Capacity

Cyanre is used regularly by institutions such as the Special Investigation Unit, SA Police Service (including the Hawks), Auditor General and major Law Firms. Cyanre maintains cutting edge software and hardware and is equipped to investigate any type of computer, operating system, or application/ program. Each person in Cyanre specializes in a different area, ensuring that Cyanre can investigate any type of electronic transgression.

Siyandisa Trust

“Siyandisa” is an isiZulu name meaning “to grow” or “to multiply”. The ‘tree’ is a strong symbol of growth but for us also represents the nourishment and transformation that underpins our vision of adding value, empowering our partners and growing new networks.

Our tagline of “Value.Growth.” reinforces our emphasis on achieving growth through collaboration and harnessing economies of scale through our strategic investments. In this way we hope to help grow South Africa and contribute positively to our common future.

Visit: www.siyandisatrust.co.za


Nuix’s powerful, intuitive information management technologies make it possible to search, investigate and actively manage unstructured data sets of any size or complexity. This enables you to respond quickly and effectively to litigation or regulatory action, mitigate risk, reduce costs and extract value from your data.

Visit www.nuix.com

Tip Off @ Work

Tip Off’s@Work offers various channels of communication to company stakeholders, allowing them to anonymously report suspected matters of criminal or unethical nature in compliance with the Protected Disclosures Act. To learn more about Tipp off’s @ work, obtain contact information or start using their services,

Visit www.tipoffsatwork.co.za


LexTrado is an independent data processing and hosting centre which does exactly as the name implies – “Legal Exchange”. We assist clients in conducting electronic discovery projects more effectively and provide a platform for the secure and confidential exchange of information during judicial matters. The primary function of Lextrado is to process data which is received in accordance with instruction and present case related findings in an effecient and effective manner for legal review. For more information and to contact Lextrado,

Visit www.lextrado.com

Access Data

Whether it’s for investigation, litigation or compliance, AccessData offers industry-leading solutions that put the power of forensics in your hands.


The StarLink Solution Lifecycle helps Channel Partners differentiate offerings, and assists customers to identify key risks and define priorities for addressing IT Security gaps relating to compliance and next-generation threat protection.


Fidelis equips security teams of all sizes to quickly filter through the noise to identify which alerts need action, delivers automated alert context, and one-click automated response actions.


Credence Security delivers Cyber and IT security technologies and solutions that protect organisations against advanced persistent threats, malicious adversaries and internal malpractice. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and serves enterprises across the Middle East, Africa & India.


The RSA strategy fuses security insight with business context and creates an explicit linkage between what your security technology is telling you and what that means in terms of business risk.


Cyanre is an ADF Solutions Authorized Partner. ADF is the leading provider of digital forensic, triage and media exploitation software with tools built for speed, scalability, ease-of-use, and relevant results.  ADF software quickly processes and analyzes computers, external drives, drive images, and other media storage (USB flash drives, memory cards, etc.).  ADF software has a proven track record of reducing forensic backlogs, streamlining digital investigations and providing rapid access to digital evidence and intelligence.

Prof. Danny Myburgh

Managing Director

Danny established and commanded the SAPS National Computer Crime Investigation Unit and went on to launch Cyanre, the Digital Forensic Lab in 2002 with the aim of establishing the company as a recognised and respected role-player in the IT forensic field. Subsequently Danny also launched LexTrado EDS in 2012 and CyberCom Africa in 2016, through which the group specialises in digital forensic investigations, data fraud trend analysis, incident response, eDiscovery services and litigation support services.

During 2021, Danny was appointed as an Associate Professor of Practice at NWU and holds a BCom Honours degree in Information Systems – Cyber Forensics (UCT-2013) (Cum Laude)  and MCom – Forensic Accounting degree (NWU-2016)
(Cum Laude).

Danny was inter-alia trained in computer forensics, cybercrime and hacking investigations by the FBI and the French Police and have attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre (FLETC) in the USA and obtained his qualification as a SCERS (Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist).  He is also qualified as an EnCE (Encase Certified Examiner), CEDS  (Certified eDiscovery Specialist) and CCBI (Certified Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Investigator).

Danny has served on many industry bodies such as:

  • Chairperson of the Interpol African Working Party on Cyber Crime from 2002 until 2005 and represented Africa on the Interpol International Steering Committee on Cyber Crime.
  • Chairperson of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Cyber Forensic Forum from 2011 to early 2016 and again since beginning of 2018.
  • Vice-chairman of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist South Africa
  • Member of the BRICS Expert Working Group on Cyber Security aimed at enhancing the coordination on Cybersecurity issues between the BRICS States.

Danny has been featured as expert on many media platforms and his articles can be found on multiple websites.  As an avid mountain bike cyclist, Danny loves the outdoors and enjoys spending free time with his family.

Bennie Labuschagne


The director in charge of Cyanre’s computer forensic investigations was the manager of one of the larger competitors in the market, prior to joining Cyanre and was the expert who testified on the first case under the new ECT Act. He is a qualified ACE and received training in computer crime, internet and hacking investigations by the SAPS, CSFS as well as Cyanre and the Access Data FTK Bootcamp. He is one of approximately 6 experts in SA who is internationally qualified as an ACE (AccessData Certified Examiner). Due to the fact that cyber forensics is a relatively new science, Bennie dedicates considerable time to research and studying of international standards and investigation methodology used by Forensic Companies and Law Enforcement Agencies around the world. Prior to this, Bennie was in the service of the South African Police Services for 7 years and was trained by SAPS in computer forensic investigations. Bennie is a founding member of the computer forensic investigation capacity of the APS.

Cyanre Gives Back

As successful members of the community, we have a responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good. At Cyanre, we feel so strongly about philanthropy and strengthening our bond with our fellow South Africans, that it’s been a longstanding practice of ours to donate to charitable organizations. To the left, you will find smiling faces of children at Katjiepiering and Boikanyong schools that recently benefitted from our donations.

Join Us in Giving Back

Investing in your community is a great way to give back to those who are less fortunate. Our volunteer groups and non-profit partner organizations do so much to help the communities that all of us are a part of, but we can’t do it alone. Help us in helping the rest of our community.

Cyanre receives the 2013 Matla a Bana 2013 Child Protection Award.

Cyanre receives the 2014 Matla a Bana 2014 Child Protection Award.

Cyanre Mural Painting

Matla A Bana is a charity that assists rape victims in many different ways. One of those is to assist the SAPS to make the interview rooms for victims less intimidating and more child friendly. On 1 December 2014, a group of Cyanreans painted murals at the new premises of the Pretoria Central Police Station. Click here to view our artwork: Cyanre Mural Painting.


We are constantly looking for the very best innovative thinking minds. For employment consideration, please email your CV to info@cyanre.co.za.

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