Developing the next generation comprehensive cybersecurity ecosystem
Cybersecurity is an ever-growing concern for governments with 2017-2018 experiencing unprecedented leap forward by governments/organisations/enterprises on the journey to becoming digital businesses. All leading to a growing range of threats from foreign powers, terrorists and criminals.
In the case of South Africa, its government responded in 2015 with a National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF), with implementation led by the Ministry of State Security. Clearly, South Africa lags behind advanced economies in cybersecurity legislation, in government coordination, in engagement with business and citizens, and in the supply of skilled labor. Delays have meant it lacks the experiences obtained in faster moving countries, and the improvements they have made to their policies and especially, implementation.
South Africa has been the country most often attacked in Africa and one in ten businesses reported a cyberattack during 2016, this is expected to rise significantly from 2018 when reporting is finally made mandatory, triggering much greater attention to prevention and security, especially because firms can then be held legally liable.
With this in mind, the Cyber Defence & Network Security conference aims to be a journey on stretching the boundaries of the cybersecurity ecosystem and taking a comprehensive look at the counntry’s cybersecurity, risk management and compliance strategies for the public and private sector.
Regional visionaries, thought leaders and distinguished speakers:
National Cybersecurity Policy Framework, South Africa
Chief Advisor, National Cyber Security Secretariat
Ministry of Communications, Ghana
Chairman, eHealth Expert and Chief Technology Officer of African Centre of eHealth Excellence,
Ministerial Advisor Committee on eHealth
Chair, Member Nigerian National Broadband Council
Expert Group of the Nigeria Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Nigeria
Executive Group Information Security
MTN Group, South Africa
Head of Cyber Security
TymeDigital by Commonwealth Bank of South Africa
Understand the latest regulations and challenges facing the national cybersecurity strategy
Embrace new technology with the necessary risk controls: Prepare for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud, advanced analytics and blockchain
Recognise the latest threat landscape: State actors and the merging of political and criminal based cyber attacks
Promote the importance of cybersecurity startups and its scalability in our ecosystem
Hands-on workshops with case studies on the past, present and future of malware, incident response and big data
Who is it for?
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Network Security
Critical Infrastructure, Government & Public Sector
Banks, Financial Institutions
Armed Forces, Homeland Security
Telecoms, Media, Healthcare