Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event hits Johannesburg this October

The 2nd Annual AfriSecure Cyber Security Summit, Africa’s most respected cyber security conference, will take place on the 18th & 19th of October at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

2017 has seen an increasing number of cybersecurity meltdowns breaches which have caused havoc for large organisations and individuals alike. Millions of rands have been lost, jobs put at risk, and confidential information leaked.

“In today’s world cyber security 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 cyber criminals,” says Shannon Mackrill, Joint Managing Director, Kinetic.

AfriSecure aims to 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 cyber crime and cyber threats,” says Advisory Panel Member: Danny Myburgh, Founder and Managing Director, Cyanre.

Lead Sponsor, Mimecast, will be hosting the Anatomy of an Email-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 email can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack; How to enhance your email security and thus improve your overall cyber resilience; as well as 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, social responsibility, and so many more.

The 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, Liberty Holdings Limited; Jacques Lourens, Chief Information Security Officer, Nedbank; Thagraj Moodley, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Discovery; Abid Adam, Former Chief Information Security Officer for Old Mutual Emerging Markets; Vernon Fryer, Chief Information Security Officer, XON/NEC; and Danny Myburgh, Founder and Managing Director, 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,” Thagraj Moodley, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Discovery.

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 Hawks; Marc Silver, Head of Operation Security, Investec and many more.

Lead Sponsor: Mimecast.

Platinum Sponsor: Arbor

Silver Sponsors: Commvault, J2 Software, Fortinet and Panda Security.

Official Research Partner: Forrester.

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