ITWeb Security Summit 2019

27 May: Half-day workshops
28 & 29 May: Conference & exhibition
30 & 31 May: Training
Sandton Convention Centre


In an increasingly connected, digital world, cyber security threats are constantly evolving and increasing in number and sophistication. Security professionals need to be up to speed with the latest technologies, techniques and skills for predicting and mitigating potentially crippling cyber attacks, the methods and tools in use by today's threat actors, and the latest legal and compliance demands.

The ITWeb Security Summit 2019, now in its 14th year, will bring together again leading international and local industry experts, analysts and end-users to unpack the latest threats facing African CISOs, CIOs, security specialists and risk officers, demystify emerging cyber security strategies in AI, blockchain, IOT, DevSecOps and more, and explain how to increase an organisation's cyber resiliency.


Muyowa Mutemwa, senior cyber security specialist at the CSIR. 19 Mar 2019 - by Kirsten Doyle How to build a cost-effective security operations centre
How to build a cost-effective security operations centre

CSIR cyber security specialist Muyowa Mutemwa will discuss the requirements for running an effective cyber security operations centre.

Corien Vermaak, cyber security specialist at Cisco. 15 Mar 2019 - by Kirsten Doyle Cyber Crimes Bill now a matter of urgency: Cisco
Cyber Crimes Bill now a matter of urgency: Cisco

Cisco's Corien Vermaak will discuss the impact of the Cyber Crimes Bill on South African business.


Graham Cluley, Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of Smashing Security podcast

Graham Cluley

Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of "Smashing Security" podcast

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as Sophos and McAfee. Graham's keynote is entitled Unbelievable stories of cyber horror.

Ofir Hason

Ofir Hason

CEO & Co-Founder, CyberGym

Ofir Hason is a graduate of the Israeli Defence Forces' prestigious Intelligence Corps Unit (8200), Ofir has over 15 years of experience in the development and characterisation of complex applications, products, and critical networks. He served for more than 7 years as a senior manager in Israel's National Information Security Authority (NISA/ISA).Ofir will be giving a keynote address on Israel's strategic response to the cyber threat.

Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4

Perry Carpenter

Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4

Perry Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world's most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform. With a long career as a security professional and researcher, Perry has broad experience in North America and Europe, providing security consulting and advisory services for many of the best-known global brands. He holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Vermont and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). Perry will be speaking on Levers of human deception: the science and methodology behind social engineering.

Pete Herzog, Managing Director, ISECOM

Pete Herzog

Managing Director, ISECOM

Pete Herzog is the co-founder and on the Board of Directors of The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM). As MD, he manages the research of all projects including the two most recognized: OSSTMM and Hacker Highschool. He manages communications and sharing with the ISECOM community of over 10,000 participants. Pete will be giving a keynote address on Business and cybersecurity: the codependency.

Pukhraj Singh, Security Operations and Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer

Pukhraj Singh

Security Operations & Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer

Pukhraj Singh is a cyber intelligence analyst with 14 years of experience. He played an instrumental role in the setting up of the cyber defence operations centre of the Indian government after the 26/11 terror attacks. Pukhraj will be giving a keynote address on Politics and power in cybersecurity.

Shira Rubinoff, President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners

Shira Rubinoff

President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners

Shira Rubinoff is a recognized cybersecurity executive, advisor, speaker & influencer, who has built two cybersecurity product companies and led multiple women-in-technology efforts. She currently serves as President of social-media-security firm, SecureMySocial & is President of NYC Tech Incubator, Prime Tech Partners, as well as on the Boards of the Executive Women's Forum for Information Security, Leading Women in Technology, blockchain company Mainframe and AI company, TrueConnect. Her keynote address is entitled How to create proper cyber hygiene within your organisation – and why doing so is critical across all industries.



  • Identify threats: Explore the latest security threats to your organisation.
  • Create awareness: Understand how to combat user ignorance by implementing innovative user-awareness programmes.
  • Ensure compliance: Learn how to comply with local and international data protection and privacy legislation.
  • Safeguard assets: Understand how to protect critical networks and data through effective endpoint detection and response strategies.
  • Learn what works and what doesn't: Gain insights into successful security strategies and best practices.
  • Experience it: Witness demonstrations of the latest information and cyber security tools and techniques.
  • Explore options: Speak directly with suppliers, providing a wide range of innovative security products and solutions.
  • Exchange ideas: Network with your peers and industry experts.


The BIG Idea – ITWeb Security Summit

New security events are always going to find their way into the South African events calendar. The difference between ITWeb's annual Security Summit and other security events is that, unlike others, we're here to stay and we deliver!

ITWeb Security Summit 2019 is the 14th annual event for industry: we listen to our market and we consistently deliver on a campaign and event platform that speaks to your ultimate goal – ROI.

Top international, African and local speakers will again ensure this summit continues to build on its legacy as the 'must attend' gathering for every IT, security and business decision-maker who is serious about promoting excellence in information security to the benefit of his/her company and the information security community as a whole.

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