Security Summit 2019 Johannesburg
28 & 29 May
Sandton Convention Centre

The #SS19HACK has become a proud initiative for ITWeb and its supporting partners. It is a favourite amongst technology experts and up and coming tech enthusiast. The hackathon is held in effort to improve the cyber security skills, tools and capabilities of ICT students and young entrepreneurs. It is also seen as a way of giving back by mentors and partners through skills development.

Help us separate hype from true innovation at #SS19HACK

Meet our Sponsors

Security Layer 5 Sponsor

We protect your organisation from the worst. A more connected world brings greater speed and value, and enriches our lives, yet more connections also bring more vulnerability. We use cutting-edge technology, formidable human insight and industry expertise to protect what matters most to you. Fear cyber attack? Attack cyber fear. Let's build a secure digital society together.

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According to Wikipedia - The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems.

It is marked by emerging technological breakthroughs in a number of fields, including: robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Blockchain, fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G), additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles.

We are living in the fourth major industrial era or 4IR, as it has come to be known, where you have more things connected to the Internet than people.

The rise in automation and variety of technologies bring many possibilities and many possibilities bring many more vulnerabilities.

Are we prepared for this change? Do we have the capacity?

Protecting connected citizens is a priority!

#SS19HACK challenges local techies to build tech and mechanisms to protect the connected population.

All we need is you, your laptop, a willingness to learn, a hunger for information and some background in computer science and/or mathematics.

We will provide you with foundational knowledge in infosec and machine learning, and you're responsible for the outcome...

In the News...

Students in an idea pitching session. 11 Apr 2019 - by Brian Ngobese #SS19Hack Ideathon: Young developers aim to protect connected citizens
#SS19Hack Ideathon: Young developers aim to protect connected citizens

ITWeb's #SS19Hack Ideathon challenged participants to build cyber security skills and solutions, as they brainstormed ideas with tech entrepreneurs and developers.

2019 IdEAthon in action

The Security Summit IDEAthon took place on the 6 April 2019, at the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein. We hosted young tech enthusiasts eager to learn new skills and solve the problems that the connected citizen faces.


Win big at #SS19HACK

Looking for a mentor, access to some of the greatest minds in infosec both locally and internationally, or want to grab one of the internships on offer? Then this is your chance!

First prize

R 20 000

Second prize

R 10 000

Third prize

R 5 000


Meet your mentors and
#SS19HACK support crew:

Bernard Mashala

Mashala Coal Technology

Chris Knox

Senior Manager at PwC South Africa

Icconies Ramatsakane

Senior Associate at PwC

Marco Loots

Cyber Security Consultant

Tsholofelo Rantao

Cyber Security | Data Privacy Consultant at PwC

Solomon Bhala

Senior Manager - Cyber Threat Detection & Response, PwC

Gift Neymbe

Senior Associate at PwC

Seph Robbertse

Micro Focus

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