The first SA Cyber-Security Conference attracts the best in local and international speakers

February 2011 Conferences & Events

The Mzanzy Cyber-Security Institute, an organisation which supplies authoritative opinion and guidance on all aspects of information and cyber security, has announced the launch of the first South African cyber-security conference. With security and privacy issues receiving daily attention in the world’s media, the Cyber Security Conference will focus on issues relevant to business, government and private citizens concerned about the integrity of sensitive information in today’s connected world.

Cyber security is an issue that defines the age in which we live. Not only do cyber incursions create a significant threat to commerce, but they can also disrupt the Internet, which has become one of our primary means for communication. The first annual Cyber Security conference, also known as ‘Securing Mzanzy’s Future’, will feature prominent global and national security experts presenting the latest advances in cyber security.

Richard Young, the driving force behind the conference, has had many years of experience leading security operations in major financial institutions in the USA, UK and South Africa. Young says the aim of the conference is to create awareness of cyber threats and to alert stakeholders of the need to adopt a robust cyber-security framework.

“We aim to lay the groundwork for building the capacity of key decision-makers in government and industry, helping them to implement strategies aimed at preventing and responding to cyber threats in a timely manner,” explains Young. “Moreover, it is also crucial that we arm these decision-makers with the means to adopt resilient technical measures, establish appropriate organisational structures and create a robust regulatory framework to deal with cyber threats on a personal, business and national level.”

T.J. Jacoby, the New York City Housing Authority chief information officer, will deliver the keynote address. Jacoby will provide a strategic view into the constantly morphing aspects of cyber security and its impact across all aspects of business. Additional highlights include panel and collaborative discussions with industry chief security officers, security entrepreneurs, industry analysts and a technology showcase.

Among the other international speakers are Dr Alain Nkoyock, senior ICT coordinator for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Austria), Professor Memon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and director of the Information Systems & Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory at New York University and Jay Renade, director of education services at TechnoDyne University, New York.

Local security experts will join Brian Gerber, operations director at Siyenza Holdings in discussing security issues pertinent to South Africa. Among the topics to be discussed is the need for a common legal and regulatory framework that takes the changing nature of cybercrime into account.

The Cyber Security Conference will be held on 23 and 24 March 2011 at the Gallagher Conference Centre, Midrand. For more information, please e-mail info@cybersecurityconferencesa.co.za or go to www.cybersecurityconferencesa.co.za




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Residential Estate Security Conference 2019: Integrating man and machine for effective security and operations
July 2019, Technews Publishing , Editor's Choice, News, Residential Estate (Industry), Conferences & Events
The Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 will delve into how estates and their service providers can better integrate man and machine for more effective security and operations.

Read more...
Residential Estate Security Conference 2019: Risk or product assessment?
July 2019, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
The Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 will be held on 20 August 2019, once again at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. This year will see a variety of specialists addressing various ...

Read more...
Residential Estate Security Conference 2019: In-house or outsourced?
July 2019, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
The Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 will be held on 20 August 2019, once again at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. This year will see a variety of specialists addressing various ...

Read more...
Smarter with smarter technology
June 2019, Hikvision South Africa, Technews Publishing , News, Conferences & Events
Hikvision hosted a full house at The Houghton Hotel for its second AI Summit in Johannesburg, in May.

Read more...
Three days of Securex 2019
June 2019, Securex South Africa , News, Conferences & Events
May was the month for Securex 2019 and the event saw an influx of security practitioners to Gallagher estate where security companies put on their best.

Read more...
Identity management in West Africa
June 2019 , News, Access Control & Identity Management, Conferences & Events
HID Global’s Wisam Yaghmour was at Securex West Africa 2019 and spoke to Hi-Tech Security Solutions about the company and its operations in Africa.

Read more...
Three days of Securex 2019
June 2019 , News, Conferences & Events
May was the month for Securex 2019 and the event saw an influx of security practitioners to Gallagher estate where security companies put on their best.

Read more...
Securex 2019 video
June 2019, Securex South Africa , Videos, News, Conferences & Events
Securex 2019 is now behind us, and the organisers have made a video available, taken on the third day of the exhibition, highlighting all that was happening at the show. As can be seen, the visitors were ...

Read more...
New jobs are being created by technology all the time
June 2019 , News, Conferences & Events
The recent Saphila 2019 conference, the African SAP User Group’s (AFSUG) biennial conference for SAP users, closed with a presentation from a keynote speaker who spends much of his time in the future.

Read more...
Residential Estate Security Conference 2019
June 2019, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
20 August 2019 Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg Following sold-out events in 2017 and 2018, Hi-Tech Security Solutions will once again be hosting a full day conference covering residential estate ...

Read more...