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Cyber Security Innovations Conference Kicks Off In Johannesburg


In today’s digital world, security is everyone’s business as the breach of cyber security affects us all in one way or another.

With that in mind, the Cyber Security Innovations Conference 2019 is designed to “shift organisational culture to improve cyber security, privacy and business resilience”.

What is the Cyber Security Innovations Conference?

Organised by KiWeb, the event aims to bring together CISOs, IT security, risk management and other IT professionals. Topics on the table include cyber security, data privacy and risk management.

KiWeb – short for Knowledge Integration Web – strives for excellence “through the application of our extensive knowledge and experience in business development.”

Cyber Security Innovations Conference speakers

In addition, attendees can look forward to a lineup of acclaim and respected business leaders, including Hein Venter, Professor and Head: Digital Forensic Science at the University of Pretoria.

Yvette Du Toit, who joined EY in London in 2006, will also be attendance. Furthermore, Du Toit worked mainly in penetration testing, information security, compliance and operational risk projects in the UK.

She is CIPM, CIPT, CLPI & CDPO Certified and is also an approved PECB privacy trainer. Other speakers at the event include:

  • Johan Steyn, Artificial Intelligence enthusiast at IQ Business. Conference speaker, author. Software Quality Engineering professional.
  • Maeson Maherry, Chief Solutions Officer at LAWtrust
  • Kudakwashe Charandura, CISA, CISM, CEH, CPTE, CCSK, SAP, Director – Cybersecurity at SizweNtsalubaGobodo Grant Thornton
  • Guy Golan – Chief Executive Officer at Performanta
  • Verine Etsebeth, Senior Lecturer of law of negotiable instruments, tax law, LLM cyber law, LLM access to information and privacy and bill of rights at University of the Witwatersrand
  • Candice Sutherland, Cyber Underwriter at ITOO Special Risks (Pty) Ltd
  • Rishalin Pillay (CISSP, INFOSEC 4011 & 4013, eJPT), Cybersecurity Professional and Author Snr, Cybersecurity PFE at Microsoft
  • Given Shingange, Chief Operations Officer at Avumatech & Co-Founder and Director at Institute for Defence, Security and Intelligence
  • Tsholofelo Rantao, Speaker, Cyber Security, Data Privacy Consultant at PwC
  • Gus Clarke, Head of Security at Tari Labs
  • Janine West, Data Privacy Officer at Investec
  • Edwin Mpofu, Senior Information Security Consultant, Advisory – GRC at Wolfpack Information Risk (Pty) Ltd

Cyber Security Innovations Conference topics

Topics for this year’s event include:

  • The New Security Frontier: AI, Threat Hunting, Behavioral Anomalies, and Automated Response
  • Standardising Incident Investigation and Response.
  • Implementing a Cybersecurity Skills Competencies Framework
  • What are the risks of IoT to your business? And What you need to know about hackers
  • “POPI and the relevance of GDPR”
  • From Heist to Hostage Situation: The Rise of the Modern Bank Robbery
  • Take a Ride on the Dark Side – Data on the Dark Web
  • How Global Expansion Affects Cybersecurity Risk
  • Creating the right cyber security culture
  • Creating future-proof resilient businesses in an ultra-connected world
  • How to Articulate the Value of Information Security to Senior Management?
  • The Human Deception Problem: Understanding and Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks
  • How to reduce employee vulnerability to socially engineered threats and phishing emails
  • How to protect against latest malware and ransom attacks
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