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Charl van der Walt, chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost

Charl van der Walt

Chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost (UK)

Charl van der Walt is the original founder of SensePost - a pen testing company in South Africa and in the UK - where he still sits on the board. He has acted in various roles there, including CEO for about five years. After they sold SensePost to SecureData, he took a diverse role within the group that includes leading its research unit, directing security strategy and leading the "Security Intelligence Unit," which (amongst other things) runs a significant Managed SIEM and Threat Hunting (MDR) Operation. He has spoken on a variety of occasions over the duration of his career, including Black Hat, HITB, Defcon, NATA CCDCOE, BSides and 44Con.

Charl van der Walt will be speaking on the following topic:

08:40
Opening Keynote Address: Examining the impact of people, processes, technology and regulation in combating cyber-attacks: how much progress have we made?
  • What victories have been achieved from a defender point of view?
  • What advancements have been made?
  • What progress has been made in terms of the push towards better identity and authentication management/processes (MFA)?
  • What positive impact have regulation and compliance requirements such as GDPR had?

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