JOHANNESBURG
21 - 25 May 2018

CAPE TOWN
28 & 29 May 2018

Speaker

Kudakwashe Charandura, director cyber security, SizweNtsalubaGobodo

Kudakwashe Charandura

Director cyber security, SizweNtsalubaGobodo

Kudakwashe Charandura is a seasoned IT audit, risk and cyber security professional with at least 15 years 'experience. He has serviced various industries in SA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bissau and Zambia, including energy and power companies, public sector, financial sector, agricultural sector, manufacturing, mining, aviation and telecommunications companies. He is currently a director responsible for cyber security at SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG). His experience includes advising various clients on how to effectively manage cyber risks, highlighting measures to secure and protect information stored and processed on computers.

Kudakwashe Charandura will be speaking on the following topic:

Industry Insight Protecting the business from ransomware

Since its discovery on 12 May 2017 the WannaCry ransomware attack continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organisations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, according to European authorities. It shut down work at 16 hospitals across the United Kingdom, as reported by The Guardian. However, while measures were taken to slow the spread of the malware, new variations surfaced.
In May 2017 the PETYA malware crippled many organisations in Europe and the US. The malicious software spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping and transport firm Maersk.
In light of these attacks:

  • What is ransomware?
  • How can it impact your business?
  • How can organisations and individuals protect themselves from such attacks?

Join us for this insightful discussion as we unpack practical solutions to better prepare and protect businesses from such cyberattacks.

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