21 - 25 May 2018

28 & 29 May 2018

Addressing the challenges of

Security Summit 2018

Johannesburg: 21 – 25 May

21 May: 4 x ½-day workshops (The Forum, Sunninghill)
22 & 23 May: Conference and expo (Vodacom World, Midrand)
24 & 25 May: Training (The Forum, Sunninghill)

ITWeb Security Summit 2018 kicks off in just less than a month, and we have every aspect of information security covered. In just five days you can:

  • Update your proficiency in everything from governance, risk and compliance to threat-led penetration testing. Click here for further insight into our four half-day workshops on offer.
  • Gain new skills by attending any one of the five two-day training courses. Click here for the details.
  • New in 2018: We are offering you the opportunity to break through the jargon in just one day. Click here to find out more about getting "Back to basics: demystifying the jargon boot camp".
  • Over 70 speakers, both local and international, across eight tracks, featuring the likes of Mikko Hypponen, Jayson Street, Rodrigo Branco and April Wright, among others. Click here for the complete agenda.

Start planning your week now!

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.


April Featured Keynote Speaker

Meet Jason Suttie

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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.


This track will expose the audience to a number of new trends and concepts that are impacting on the infosec space. We will walk you through the expected impact of Artificial Intelligence; the evolution of cyber crime - industry 4.0; how to protect against the cryptocurrency craze and more.


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.

Forensic management-related

This track is specifically focussed on cyber incident readiness, the role of the digital forensics officer, why you need one and the reality and limitations of the associated training and certification requirements. We will take a holistic look at the convergence of cyber security and digital forensics to ensure that you are better able to defend your organisation from current and emerging threats.


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Martin Potgieter, co-founder and technical director of NClose. The changing face of cyber defence 16 Apr 2018 - by Kirsten Doyle
Martin Potgieter, co-founder and technical director of NClose.
16 Apr 2018 - by Kirsten Doyle

Defence is changing, with less reliance on vendor-produced "prevention" technologies and a move to defence engineering, says NClose.

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How to build more secure software 10 Apr 2018 - by Kirsten Doyle
10 Apr 2018 - by Kirsten Doyle

By understanding the adversary, developers can help security and be a critical part of the security team, says Verizon.

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Improved hackathon – bigger and better

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; or if you would like to assist as a judge or mentor, please contact Allyson Towle

Cyber Security 101 intro day

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.

CISO executive gathering

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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



We have partnered with VMware to conduct a comprehensive survey of chief information security officers and info security decision-makers ‒ a first of its kind in South Africa.

Complete our survey here.

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.

Cape Town Roadshow

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:

  • We've got every aspect of infosec covered.
  • Infosec experts from around the world in attendance.
  • Focus on skills development, capacity building, career development and growth.
  • Learn from industry experts who have implemented successful solutions.
  • Build key partnerships with relevant solution providers and vendors.
  • Nowhere else in southern Africa will you experience:
    • An expert, international plenary speaker line-up;
    • At least six dedicated tracks;
    • A demo lab focused on the techies;
    • More than 20 case studies from corporate SA;
    • Two half-day workshops;
    • Five training courses; and
    • #SS18HACK.
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