Top cybersecurity event in Jo’burg this month

The second annual AfriSecure Cyber Security Summit will take place on the 18th & 19th October at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton. TechCentral is media partner to the event.

This year has seen a growing number of cybersecurity breaches, which have caused havoc for large organisations and individuals. Millions of rand has been lost, jobs put at risk, and confidential information leaked.

“In today’s world, cybersecurity has become a very real threat and one that organisations can no longer ignore. The AfriSecure Summit is about building relationships and bringing to light the latest trends and technologies in the fight against cybercriminals,” said Shannon Mackrill, joint MD at Kinetic, the organisers of the event.

AfriSecure will connect senior executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. “Delegates will gain knowledge through the sharing of ideas, information, and expand their general awareness concerning cybercrime and cyber threats,” said advisory panel member Danny Myburgh, founder and MD at Cyanre.

Lead sponsor Mimecast will be hosting the “anatomy of an e-mail-borne attack” on the second day of the summit. This session will address hot topics such as: why and how the threat landscape is evolving; how your e-mail can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack; and how to enhance your e-mail security and thus improve your overall cyber resilience. There will also be a live hack demo.

With 55 speakers, 24 workshops and 350 registered attendees to date, AfriSecure will address the most critical cyber issues Africa is currently facing. The expert keynotes, workshop sessions, networking opportunities and panel discussions will feature topics such as application security, risk management, ransomware, disaster recovery, mobile security and social responsibility.

Advisory panel

Advisory panel members have been instrumental in assisting with the conceptualisation and crafting of the conference agenda. This year the panel includes Julian Ramiah, group chief information security officer (CISO), Liberty Holdings; Jacques Lourens, CISO, Nedbank; Thagraj Moodley, group CISO, Discovery; Abid Adam, former CISO, Old Mutual Emerging Markets; Vernon Fryer, CISO, XON/NEC; and Danny Myburgh, founder and MD, Cyanre.

The objective of the summit is for delegates “to share knowledge and collaborate with industry leaders in creating a platform to enhance and continuously improve the discipline of information security”, said Discovery’s Moodley.

Speakers include Aki Anastaiou, host of Technobyte on Radio 702 and Tech Busters on CNBC Africa; Francis Cronje, data protection and information governance specialist; Brigadier Piet Pieterse, section head at the Hawks; and Marc Silver, head of operation security at Investec and many more.


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