Kris is the lead partner for PwC Cyber Africa, with 20 years' operational and advisory experience in the industry. Kris has led engagements in Information Security Architecture, Information Security Audit, Advisory and Consulting, and is a subject matter expert in IT and Cyber-Security, Vulnerability Management, IT and Security Governance, Data Privacy, as well as Systems Risk Management and ICT Compliance Management. In his professional capacity, working as a volunteer to the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), Kris has contributed to the development of the COBIT 4.1 Implementation guide, COBIT Control Practices, VALIT 2.0 as well as the VALIT Assurance guide. Kris also serves as a Board Subcommittee advisor on Cyber, as CISO, or as an advisor to the CISO, at a number of large and medium-sized retail and financial services institutions.
Dino Covotsos is the founder and CEO of Telspace Systems, a 100% South African-owned IT security firm, which started in 2002. Dino has many years of experience in the information security sector and has been involved in hundreds of information security projects worldwide. He is also a well-known presenter at international conferences, including Hack in the Box, Sector, H2HC, Defcon (Recon Village) and many more. Dino is also passionate about the information security community and is involved various community-based projects. He has several industry certifications, such as the OSCP, OSWP and CREST CRT.
Gerhard has more than fifteen years of experience embedding information security and information risk in organisations. Gerhard holds a B.Com Honours degree in Informatics as well as the CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CIPT and CRISC certifications. His experience includes heading up Information Risk (focusing on information security) at a large retail bank and IT Governance (including information security) at a stock exchange for a number of years. Gerhard currently heads up the Cyber and Information Security function for the South African Reserve Bank.
Kirsten Doyle has been involved in the ICT and information security arena for 20 years, working in various media and marketing roles. For the last 12 years, she has been an editor and journalist at ITWeb where she has covered information security extensively. In addition, she edits a weekly security newsletter for ITWeb, writes features and a security roundup month for Brainstorm magazine each month, and works closely with events, to sure each of ITWeb's events are well covered.
Winston Hayden is a recognised industry expert in Information Security, Risk, Governance, Compliance and Assurance. Winston has over 20 year’s hands-on experience in the IT industry, across various sectors. He has worked with institutions such as Old Mutual, PWC, Nedbank, Zurich Insurance, Alexander Forbes, Telkom, Dimension Data, Anglo Platinum, EDS, Foster-Melliar, Analytix, Abbey National Bank UK, Gensec Bank, Hollard Insurance, the Auditor General of South Africa & the United Nations. He is a former President of ISACA South Africa and has been involved in the development of various international publications including COBIT and KingIII. Winston was also a member of the South African National Standards ISO Development Workgroup for IT Governance (ISO-38500) and IT Service Management (ISO-20000).
Craig is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services. A community of 9000+ information and cyber security specialists subscribe to their regular community updates. Craig has over 18 years of management experience in the fields of IT & cybersecurity. He is frequently invited to speak at events or provide opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media. His qualifications include an MBA, CISSP, CISM, CVE, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer & Auditor, ISO 27035 Lead Incident Response Professional, Certified ISO 27005 Risk and COBIT & ITIL trainer.
Wicus is currently the Lead Researcher at SecureData Labs. He is tasked with investigating industry events and trends, with the single purpose of understanding how these may affect business. Wicus uses his understanding and knowledge to advise customers and threat detection/hunting teams on the appropriate response given the threat or trend. His insights are often used to create new detection processes or tools. Wicus' current role builds on over a decade of experience working as a software developer at an e-commerce technology vendor. Wicus is a regular speaker at conferences and he enjoys conveying complicated technical concepts in ways that the audience can relate to. He is a graduate of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Dominic is the CTO at SensePost, an 18-year-old South African-born information security consultancy, specialising in penetration testing. He was previously a manager within the Security & Privacy Services division of Deloitte and holds an MSc from Rhodes University in computer security. He is actively involved in the South African security research community and has served on the technical advisory board of several conferences. He engages in his own research and has previously published work at various prestigious international security conferences such as Defcon, Hack in the Box, 44con, Derbycon and more. He regularly speaks and trains offensive and defensive security skills to governments and private companies worldwide. He can be found tweeting as @singe, or at the SensePost blog http://www.sensepost.com/blog
Axiz is SA’s leading information technology value added distributor that focuses on solutions covering edge devices, data centre and cloud. We believe in building ecosystems and transcending technology, with a results-driven focus that enables us to offer tailored solutions to our partners.
McAfee McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company providing security solutions with transformation in mind to protect data and stop threats from device to cloud using an open, proactive, and intelligence-driven approach.
Dynamic Recovery Services - experts in ICT services and solutions. We enable cyber resilience through innovation in information security, IT risk management and IT governance. We provide an array of security services from the creation of security strategy to the daily operation of point security products. We partner with market-leading technology providers to ensure the best supply of infrastructure, enabling us to deliver professional services and ensure that all of our products are effectively implemented and operate efficiently in the business environment.
Please visit: www.drs.co.za.
NETSCOUT’s business is Smart Data: distilling real time, precise
intelligence from the noise of traffic data. We get the right data, fast, to
the people and the systems that need it, providing the real-time
intelligence you need to drive network and application performance, deliver
unmatched user experience, and find and fix advanced cyber and DDoS threats.
Please visit: /www.netscout.com.
Empowering Africa through innovative IT solutions.
Networks Unlimited is a Value-added Distributor, offering some of Gartner’s most highly recognised solutions within the Cybersecurity, Enterprise Systems Management, Cloud, Networking and Storage arena. Our solutions are sold through an extensive, reputable and solution-focused reseller base across 36 countries on the African continent.
For more information visit: www.networksunlimited.africa
ASG Africa focuses on solving client challenges around Advanced Endpoint Security including Cyber, Malware and Ransomware attack solutions, Content Disarm and Construct (CDR) technologies, and the Correlation, Auditability and Security aspects of cross-platform Event Log Management including out-of-the-box Compliance capability for standards such as PCI DSS, King III, GDPR, SOX, etc. ASG Africa also offers additional Financial Sector focused solutions on Governance requirements such as for BCBS 239, GDPR and Solvency II, amongst others.
See more at: www.asg.africa.com.
LAWtrust (an Etion company) is a specialist cyber security solutions provider that focusses in establishing positive identity, ensuring authenticity and protecting privacy. Solutions include SSL certificates and certificate management systems, FIDO certified strong authentication, digital signature and approval solutions, managed public key infrastructure (PKI), encryption solutions for database and cloud systems, biometric enrolment and matching systems and insider threat prevention with the eDNA platform.
More information on how we can assist can be found at: www.lawtrust.co.za.
Magix Security delivers comprehensive and trusted Cybercrime Defense and Detection solutions and services to address, manage, and contain the risks of financial losses and reputational damage arising from the misuse of applications, or other IT information assets, by employees and/or third parties.
Checkmarx Checkmarx is the Software Exposure Platform for the enterprise. Over 1,400 organizations around the globe rely on Checkmarx to measure and manage software risk at the speed of DevOps. Checkmarx serves five of the world's top 10 software vendors, four of the top American banks, and many government organizations and Fortune 500 enterprises, including SAP, Samsung, and Salesforce.com.
Learn more at Checkmarx.com or follow us on Twitter: @checkmarx.
Obscure Technologies is a security centric organisation of people, distributing best in class advanced security brands and their solutions to market through our valued partner community.
Please visit www.obscuretech.net
Panda Security is a European based security vendor with a global footprint. Initially focused on the development of antivirus software, the company has since expanded its line of business to advanced cyber-security services with technology for preventing cyber-crime and addressing advanced threats. The Adaptive Defense product family is an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution that addresses the changed threat landscape with a differentiated approach using machine learning and big data. The company is recognized by Gartner as Europe's sole EDR vendor. In 2006, Jeremy Matthews founded Panda's local office in Cape Town, opening the international vendor's first presence on the African continent.
Please visit www.pandasecurity.com/southafrica/intelligence-platform/
Popcorn Training - a KnowBe4 company create high quality, engaging and effective security awareness videos, games and interactive learning modules.
All content is locally produced and available on KnowBe4's award-winning training and simulated phishing platform.
KnowBe4, whose mission it is to help organisations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering are a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security awareness.
Please visit popcorntraining.com
Business downtime is over! So too, is high storage costs, siloed data, and difficult access. At Redstor, we’re disrupting the norm and changing everything you know about data storage, backup, and recovery. Our pioneering technology is the first of its kind and provides you with on-demand access to your data from a single control centre (on any device). Simply stream your data in real-time and eradicate business downtime… forever.
See more at: www.redstor.com/en-za.
As the fastest-growing, independent identity and access management (IAM) provider, SailPoint helps hundreds of global organizations securely and effectively deliver and manage user access from any device to data and applications residing in the datacenter, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. The company's innovative product portfolio offers customers an integrated set of core services including identity governance, provisioning, and access management delivered on-premises or from the cloud (IAM-as-a-service).
Please visit www.sailpoint.com
OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world. Through Augmented Identity, we empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
For more information visit: www.idemia.com