WorkshopThursday 30 May 2019 - Sandton Convention Centre

From the Boardroom to the War Room – managing a successful business-aligned cybersecurity programme

Hacker Highschool

Workshop 1 - From the Boardroom to the War Room – managing a successful business-aligned cybersecurity programme

Craig Rosewarne, Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk

Craig Rosewarne, managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk

The probability and impact of cyber-attacks was rated as the top man-influenced risk facing countries and organisations in the recent 2018 World Economic Forum Global Risks Landscape report. If cybersecurity has become a top risk facing organisations then why does it not receive the appropriate level of support from senior management, IT and users of a company? Based on the experience gleaned from overseeing 45+ cybersecurity projects and engagements with senior management teams, Craig believes a number of common themes stand out:

  • Senior management's business priorities, concerns and projects are rarely incorporated into the organisation's security strategy and programme
  • Proper buy-in and engagement from other support functions such as IT, HR, Marketing and Facilities Management are not incorporated
  • Awareness campaigns lack the impact and momentum to ensure that users REALLY understand the risks and take an active part in protecting the organisation
  • Incident response teams are not properly equipped or trained to effectively deal with incidents

If you are involved in Security, IT, Risk, Audit or executive management and want a better understanding of the complex and exciting world of cybersecurity then this workshop is for you. Craig will share valuable lessons learnt working with companies of all sizes across different sectors. This is a pragmatic and engaging workshop that offers real-world tried and tested insights, demonstrations and case studies - twist his arm and he may even share valuable tools or methodologies.

Registration will begin at 08:00. The workshop will run from 08:30 – 13.00 with appropriate intervals for refreshments. Lunch will be served afterwards.

Workshop 2 - Hacker Highschool

Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (USA)

Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (USA)

Hacker Highschool (HHS) is a project that creates a series of textbooks written to the teen audience and covering specific cybersafety and cybersecurity subjects that are timely, interesting and important for teens. The nonprofit ISECOM researches and produces the Hacker Highschool Project as a series of lesson workbooks written and translated by the combined efforts of volunteers worldwide. The result of this research are books based on how teens learn best and what they need to know to be better hackers, better students and better people.

Today's teens are in a world with major communication and productivity channels open to them and they don't have the knowledge to defend themselves against the fraud, identity theft, privacy leaks and other attacks made against them just for using the Internet. This is the main reason for Hacker Highschool. This workshop is aimed primarily at parents, teachers and anyone else who has an interest in understanding how to explain cybersecurity to teenagers.

Each HHS lesson is designed as self-contained learning, no teaching required. Why? Because hacking is about discovery and that needs to be learned, not taught. The lessons are all technically correct, promote good moral behavior, resourcefulness, technical know-how and empathy. Teachers can proctor and guide the students in their learning through traditional means of quizzes and tests or through project collaboration and "gradeless" learning.

08:00
Arrival and registration
08:30
Welcome
08:40
Session One: Why Teach Hacking
09:40
Session Two: Setting up HHS in your School for parents, teachers and hackers
10:40
Refreshments and Networking
11:00
Session Three: How to teach HHS
12:00
Session Four: Decoding the technical parts of the HHS lessons
13:00
Close of workshop; lunch and networking

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