Biometrix 2008 Conference speaker profiles
July 2008, Training, Conferences & Events
Naeem Seedat, associate director in the Advisory Practice of PriicewaterhouseCoopers South Africa, is responsible for driving the PwC Digital Identity Solutions and Information Security service lines where he spends most of his time focusing on helping clients to enable the right identity and security solutions for their businesses.
Naeem is experienced in the area of information technology consulting with specific emphasis on digital identity solutions and information security. Naeem is responsible for the various information security service lines at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has helped clients assess the risks associated with deploying their technology infrastructure, as well as helping them keep abreast with global trends in threats and vulnerabilities. He has also been involved in designing, implementing and deploying enterprise information security strategy and framework solutions.
Naeem has eight years of information security experience and has worked with a wide range of clients in the public sector, financial services, consumer and industrial products, and communications industries. He also has significant international work experience having worked on assignments in Saudi Arabia, London, Tanzania, Zambia and the surrounding southern African southern states.
A Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Naeem also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition he has obtained TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Certification and has attended numerous information security related training courses and conferences. Naeem is also a Microsoft Certified Professional in security.
Gary Jones, managing director, Ideco Biometric Security Solutions (IBSS), graduated from Wits in 1997 with a BSc Eng (Elec) after which he worked with a project team developing solutions for SA’s Integrated Justice System. He formed i-Cubed in 2001 and was appointed by Sagem, France to supply technical resources for the implementation of an automated fingerprint identification system for the SAPS. In 2002 Gary conducted a feasibility study on the market for commercial biometric applications in SA and as a result i-Cubed was appointed as an agent for Sagem Biometrics.
Gary joined the Ideco Group in 2003 to establish IBSS and develop a biometric distribution and partner channel. IBSS is now Sagem’s largest biometric customer worldwide
Tommy Laubscher, manager Mining Division, SACO Systems. Tommy joined the mining division of SACO Systems in 1989 and has since worked in all aspects of this division from design, project engineering, installation through to maintenance. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the time management and access control requirements within the mining sector.
He also has over nine years experience in RFID applications and projects suited to enhance safety measures for the mining environment.
Glenn, newly appointed account manager for Services Industries (Siemens IT Solutions and Services), spearheads Siemens services into the finance services sector.
With over 15 years experience in the IT industry in South Africa, Europe and the USA, Glenn has worked as a software developer, security consultant and infrastructure architect with Siemens and Microsoft, amongst others.
He has extensive experience in the finance, manufacturing, government and telecommunications sectors, having focused primarily on strategic and technical IT issues.
Karel is an IT security professional who attained his CISSP in 2002 whilst in the employ of Dimension Data Security. He has worked as a freelance security consultant, defining identity and access management principles, policies and architecture for a large finical services organisation, and deployed perimeter security controls for a number of retail, financial, chemical and education organisations.
Karel is employed by CA Africa as the principal consultant for the security practice to assist the sales organisation and CA partners. His main focus areas include identity management, host access management, security information management and network-based forensics.
Karel serves as one of the directors of the Internet Security Group of Africa and has been instrumental in starting the ISG chapter in Nigeria.
- Omega Training Academy geared to enhance South African security skills
November 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, News, Training, Conferences & Events
The Omega Training Academy, part of the Omega Risk Group, has embarked on an educational programme that will put it in the driving seat when it comes to security training.
- Promote your security training courses with a 3-in-1 approach
November 2016, Technews Publishing, News, Training, Conferences & Events
To effectively serve the growing need for training courses in a variety of fields pertinent to the security market, Hi-Tech Security Solutions will launch a dedicated 3 in 1 Training Platform in February 2017.
- Successful security is planned
October 2016, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
The second Residential Estate Security Conference, hosted by Hi-Tech Security Solutions in association with Rob Anderson was held recently in Durban, and saw delegates attending from all across South Africa.
- The Community Association Institute of South Africa (CAISA)
October 2016, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
CAISA provides training and development that culminates in qualifications and professional designations for its members through the Professional Management Development Programme (PMDP).
- Better decisions through training
October 2016, Elvey Security Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
Elvey Security Technologies offers the globally accredited Tavcom training courses on security technology and processes.
- The right people
October 2016, Rhyco Risk Projects, Sentinel Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management, Training, Conferences & Events
As more large estates make the decision to build their own control rooms, the question of who they should employ and how they should be trained comes to mind.
- Private security industry training in South Africa
October 2016, SAIS (SA Institute of Security), This Week's Editor's Pick, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
All aspects of the private security industry worldwide are heavily reliant upon the competence of their staff, whether they be guards, response officers, designers, installers, investigators, consultants or managers.
- Training in the intruder alarm industry
October 2016, SAIDSA (SA Intruder Detection Services Association, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
The South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA) has been offering technical skills programmes for alarm technicians for the past 10 years and has certified over 1000 technicians.
- Great cyber security needs great people
October 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, IT infrastructure, Training, Conferences & Events
Solutions are not reaching their full potential thanks to a dire shortage of cyber security professionals to harness them.
- Securexpo East Africa aligns itself with Secure Kenya 2030 initiative
October 2016, News, Training, Conferences & Events
Securexpo East Africa returns again this November with this year’s edition far bigger than it was in 2015. The whole event has grown by 25% with over 70 companies now exhibiting and thousands of products ...
- New security training standards for South Africa
September 2016, PSIRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority), This Week's Editor's Pick, Training, Conferences & Events, Associations
The Private Security Industry Regulatory Association (PSiRA) has proposed updated security training standards for the private security industry and consumers in South Africa.
- Protecting assets in transit
September 2016, TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association), This Week's Editor's Pick, Transport (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
In late July, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) held its annual South African conference at Emperor’s Palace, a stone’s throw from the domestic transportation hub that is Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.