CISO Africa 2019

February 19th, 2019

CISO Africa 2019

South Africa » 
February 19th, 2019 - February 21st, 2019

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CISO Africa Cape Town 2019 is an IT security, fraud and risk professionals peer-led conference. Showcasing the strategies of pragmatic IT leaders to mitigate threats, CISO Africa Cape Town provides high-level interactive discussions on the recent approaches and tactics to mitigate bombardment of cyber-attacks and employ efficient IT security management.

From international keynote presentations, industry-diverse panels, private lunches, and closed discussion groups, delegates will be given the chance to discuss common cybersecurity concerns, learn about new innovative technologies, and gain a more holistic view of the leadership role of the modern Chief Information Security Officer.

Key topics to be discussed at CISO Africa Cape Town 2019:

The Role of the CISO: What does the modern CISO look like and what attributes do they possess? How should the role of the CISO relate to the CIO and the rest of the board? What will the role of the CISO look like in five or ten years’ time?

AI & Automated Security: In the age of automation, can AI not only identify threats but also remediate and pre-empt them? Can we build self-learning systems that can ward off all threats? Can AI be used for authentication and access control?

Cloud Security: What are the risks and benefits to migrating to the cloud? Can the cloud improve IT security management? Are you open to using third parties, and do you have a risk management strategy in place?

Blockchain: Can the use of distributed ledgers mitigate threats? Are there limitations of blockchain, and what would be the reality if it were to be adopted globally?

Digital Transformation Security: Are we opening ourselves up to increased threats? How are we protecting ourselves against cyber-savvy criminals? If we all work online, store all our data in the cloud and use multiple devices on multiple networks, what new threats are we attracting?

Balancing Risk with Investment: How much of your IT budget should go towards security? If it’s not your physical assets at risk, what about your brand? Is there a ceiling to how much investment should be made?

Regulations & Compliance: In light of GDPR, POPIA and myriad compliance issues, are we keeping our cyber security features in check? What are the customer/business challenges for ensuring data security (the integrity of data) and data privacy (control of data)?

Additional discussions will be around security by design, upskilling teams, relationships with data analytics teams, IoT security, DevSecOps, remote working, access control, and many more topics.

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