Across IT and business, we are inundated with a slew of modern business principles and trends. In this instance, two of them really stick out. Firstly, everything is now digital, so much so that digital has lost meaning. Every workforce will be machine-run and the left over humans will work remotely. All data and applications will be stored and conducted in the cloud (maybe). User experience is driven by continuous little hits of dopamine and instant gratification, and it must be fed at all costs! Secondly, because of all this digital expanse and surplus of data, we are constantly under attack from hackers, bots, and our very own employees – you can’t trust anyone!
To a degree, both are true, but security is still often regarded as a grudge purchase, a must-have, checking a box and moving on. For too long, security has been regarded as an add-on, a compliance issue, a laborious process that receives little fanfare or praise. But it shouldn’t be that way. In fact, security should be the cornerstone of driving business value; it’s not just a money saver, it is in fact a money maker.
CISO Africa 2020 delves into why IT and data security has greater value than merely a defensive mechanism. Designed as a peer-led conference for IT security, fraud and risk professionals, the CISO Africa 2020 conference will showcase pragmatic case studies and provides high-level interactive discussions on the latest approaches and tactics to allay the bombardment of cyber-attacks, but deliver and interpret business value.
The CISO Africa 2019 conference was well represented by a number of leading CISO peers. The opportunity to gain knowledge from industry experts and peers, the round table discussions and networking opportunities makes this a worthwhile investment of time. As a CIO, I left with a greater understanding of the challenges of CISOs and increased knowledge on a number of topics.
- CIO, MTO Group
The content for each agenda was very apt and appropriate for the audience. Well done for a great show, the sponsors, exhibitors and attendees provide valuable insight.
- IT Security, Risk & Governance Director, Tiger Brands
CISO Africa 2020 offers several practical industry case studies, including security strategy roadmaps, developing skills best practices and driving cultural change. However, what sets the conference apart are the dedicated discussion groups, which enable the audience to interact and participate alongside carefully selected facilitators who will share their experiences in an open forum. With a number of topics selected, you will be find striking similarities across sectors and gain real practical value in sharing of ideas, challenges and advice on over-coming the most frustrating problems we all face.
These are some of the strategic focus areas covered at CISO Africa 2020:
Agenda will be published shortly.
From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.
We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.
Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:
• Network security
• Multi-Cloud security
• Web Application Security
• Email security
• Advanced Threat Protection
• Secure Unified Access
• Endpoint security
• Management and Analytics
Our market position and solution effectiveness have been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and media outlets worldwide. We are proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among our satisfied customers.
Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the globe. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong management team with deep experience in networking and security.
Cyber Security Africa is an industry-leading Value Added Distributor with a single-minded focus - the mitigation of information security risk for our clients.
We focus our attention on niche, generally complex and certainly relevant security solutions, aimed predominantly at enterprise and mid-market clients. We pride ourselves on being small enough to remain agile and large enough to apply a dedicated approach to each client experience.
This, backed by trusted international vendors and globally recognised channel partners, is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Our consultative approach ensures we understand the long-term goal of our end-user’s, while maintaining collaborative relationships with our selected integration partners, thereby enabling us to provide effective long-term solutions.
Cyber Sentinel is a digital identity security services company with a dedicated team of information security experts, business analysts and software engineers.
We provide specialist identity and access management services to protect the digital identities of our clients and, in turn, their clients. We assist in building a strong security posture for their businesses to ensure their resilience against cyber attacks.
Working with RSA’s award-winning products, we enable organisations to effectively detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime. These products provide more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats.
If your company has a service to offer in the cyber security, data protection or IAM space, then you should talk to us about the different ways you can get involved from speaking, 1-2-1 meetings, showcasing technology, hosting social events, premium branding