Security Summit 2018
Johannesburg: 21 – 25 May
21 May - 2 x ½ day workshops
22 & 23 May - Conference and expo
24 & 25 May Training
Vodacom World, Midrand
It is imperative that companies are aware of cyber security and have the agility to deal with each new security threat as it arises. The cost to businesses is staggering. In just the last 12 months, there has been a 12% increase in the number of attacks, and the average cost of a breach to a South African company this year was R32.4 million, up from R28.6 million, according to the latest research from the Ponemon Institute.
There is no longer an 'if' when talking about being directly affected by criminal activity, only a 'when'. As the person responsible for information security in your company, it is your job to guard against these attacks.
The ITWeb Security Summit 2018 will address information security in a purely business context, which will enable you to respond effectively and protect what matters most – your data, your revenue, and your staff.
The elements pertaining to information security and the governance, risk and compliance aspects will be discussed in this track. Everything from regulation and policy around data protection to the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill, plus the role POPIA and electronic handshakes play in terms of data and transaction management.
This track is all about the insider threat and the role your staff play in aiding and abetting cyber crime. We will walk you through each step, from how to integrate insider threat protection, device management and vulnerability management into your daily risk management routine.
The technical aspects of cyber security management, threat protection and incident response management are unveiled during this track. Everything from AV to ransomware and penetration testing to offensive hacking will be discussed using live demos, real-world applications and expert opinion from industry.
Everything from mobile security to the cloud and more will be discussed during this track. All those subjects that are relevant and topical are argued and debated – the part BYOD plays in information security management, threat management and protection to AI, machine learning and big data.
Strategic management is a relatively new field in information security and in it we discuss how to communicate the message of security threats and attacks with the board, the role of the CISO, information security manager, as well as skills development and retention and new entrants into the field.
The inaugural #SS17HACK was a great success, as 34 young people hunkered down in a room getting to grips with applications for information security. It was all about getting them to think of ideas and solutions to address problems we have in the information security field.
#SS18HACK will cater to more than 100 young hackers and, once again, our aim is to focus on skills development, mentoring, career guidance, capacity building and recruitment opportunities.
If you want to get involved as a sponsor of this fantastic add-on to Security Summit 2018, contact Debbie Visser on email@example.com; or if you would like to assist as a judge or mentor, please contact Allyson Towle firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have added a one-day intro to cyber security. This would appeal to those who have just started out in infosec or wish to brush up on their foundation skills. We will explain the acronyms and provide a good foundation for what will be presented during the two-day summit.
We are aware that every CISO is busy, and cannot afford one, never mind two, days out of the office. However, we truly believe Security Summit is the place to be, and missing out is not an option. To ensure we meet your needs from an information and time perspective, we have secured a couple of the keynote speakers to meet with you exclusively over a cup of coffee and pastry on day two of the Security Summit.
This is by invitation only and seats are limited. If you are a CISO, CSO, CIO or in a similar position with oversight of the infosec function and you would like to take advantage of this exclusive offer, send your request to email@example.com.
Gain access to the keynote speakers' content in the weeks leading up to Security Summit 2018. We will be interviewing a number of the key presenters and finding out more about them: how they started out, what their key challenges are and more about the topic on which they will be presenting at the summit. You can download these podcasts for free.
We are setting up a brand new space in the exhibition area and you are invited to come and play and stand a chance to win. Each day of the summit will sport a new grouping of demos and Capture the Flag opportunities. Visit each of these labs on 23 and 24 May, play the game and win big.
ITWeb will carry out an infosec survey leading up to the 2018 event. The results will be revealed during the summit and you will walk away with the published results to use to make accurate business decisions in the coming year.
Last, but not least, ITWeb Security Summit will be taking on Cape Town the week following the Joburg event. On Monday 28 May 2018, we will run a workshop with one of our international keynote speakers, and on Tuesday 29 May 2018, we will run a one-day multi-speaker day featuring the best of the best of the 2018 Security Summit agenda.
6 reasons why you cannot afford to miss this definitive event:
ITWeb Security Summit 2018 provides you with a platform to showcase your security solutions, services and technologies to qualified senior level decision makers. This is southern Africa's largest information security event on the calendar – everyone that's anyone in the IT security space will be there!
Position your brand as a serious player in the information security space and take advantage of the marketing opportunities available to you.
Prodata - Founded in 1992, is a leading Value Added Distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across the African Continent and surrounding Indian Ocean Islands. With sound management, a driven sales team and an excellent administrative support system, Prodata is a master in the distribution field.
Darktrace is the world's leading machine learning company for cyber security. The Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up.
Please visit www.darktrace.com
Concilium specialises in providing solutions for security threat mitigation, end to end service visibility and test, certification and maintenance of high speed copper or fibre enterprise and datacentre networks.
Please visit www.concilium.co.za/enterprise
Panda Security is a European based security vendor with a global footprint. Initially focused on the development of antivirus software, the company has since expanded its line of business to advanced cyber-security services with technology for preventing cyber-crime and addressing advanced threats. The Adaptive Defense product family is an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution that addresses the changed threat landscape with a differentiated approach using machine learning and big data. The company is recognized by Gartner as Europe's sole EDR vendor. In 2006, Jeremy Matthews founded Panda's local office in Cape Town, opening the international vendor's first presence on the African continent.
Please visit www.pandasecurity.com/southafrica/intelligence-platform/
Qualys is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications on premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds.
Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Please visit www.qualys.com
Risk-X is a global provider of practical and effective Governance, Risk, Training, Audit, Advisory and Assurance services and solutions. When it comes to security and specialist resources we have real world experience across all market sectors and verticals.
Please visit www.risk-x.co.za
OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Please visit www.idemia.com
TechnoChange Solutions recognizes the importance of securing our global customer's data. Building effective systems, improving corporate governance, regulatory compliance, high success rate in strategic ICT project outcomes and enterprise risk management. We are the trusted IT consulting company by our global customers on CyberSecurity strategies, Enterprise Risk Management, public sector policy management, and data protection. Our team consist of highly skilled international management consultants.
See more at: http://www.technochangesolutions.com/.
ITWeb’s Brainstorm is a local monthly magazine for decision-makers and other intelligent people. Brainstorm offers content on burning business issues that is fresh, controversial, independent and valuable.
See more at: www.brainstormmag.co.za.
CareerWeb was launched in 1999 and is the leading ICT job portal that focuses purely on the ICT industry. CareerWeb is commited to providing the best service and value to this specialist niche market. CareerWeb is the career site of sister publication ITWeb. CareerWeb is in a unique position to target ICT professionals. It is the premier career site providing IT professionals with a ‘one-stop shop’ for career opportunities, career and salary advice and CV storage. This makes CareerWeb the perfect place for advertising job vacancies and targeting skilled IT professionals.
See more at: careerweb.co.za.