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“As cybersecurity leaders, we have to create our message of influence because security is a culture and you need the business to take place and be part of that security culture.”
- Britney Hommertzheim, Director, Information Security, AMC Theatres -

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.

Highlights from CISO Africa 2019

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

40+ Speaker Partners

150+ Senior Level Attendees

2 Main Conference Days
1 Pre-Conference Focus Day

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Previous CISO Africa Speakers Include:

Darryl Potgieter - SAPPI

Darryl Potgieter

Head of Architecture & Security, Sappi

Julian Ramiah - Liberty

Julian Ramiah

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Liberty Holdings

Duane Carsten Discovery

Duane Carstens

Group InfoSec Officer, Discovery

Sam-Rule Maitland

Samantha Rule

Group Information Security, Governance & Risk Head, Maitland

Ian_Keller SBV

Ian Keller

Chief Security Officer, SBV

Marlon Nair AF

Marlon Nair

Head: IAM, Alexander Forbes

Natasha Pillay Std Bank

Natasha Pillay

Head IT Security - Corporate & Investment Banking, Standard Bank

Portia Simelane OMInsure

Portia Simelane

Head: IT GRC, Old Mutual Insure

james-grant std bank

James Grant

Automation/DevOps Lead, Standard Bank

Marlany Naidoo Mercantile

Marlany Naidoo

Head: Information Security & IT GRC, Mercantile Bank

Chene Maartens Edcon

Chene Maartens

Executive: IT GRC, Edcon

Colin van Niekerk absa

Colin van Niekerk

Head: Cyber Response & Intelligence, absa

Paul K Motus

Paul Kankwende

Head: IT Infrastructure & Security , Motus Financial Services

Costa Std Bank

Costa Panagiotopoulos

Head: IAM, Standard Bank

Jace Mudali

Jace Mudali

Head: IT Risk & Governance , Firstrand Group

Janine West - Investec

Janine West

Data Privacy Officer, Investec

Robin Barnwell - Standard Bank

Robin Barnwell

Head: Security Strategy Enablement, Standard Bank

Steve Jump - Telkom

Steve Jump

Head: Corporate Information Security Governance, Telkom

Ken Chikwanha - Standard Bank

Ken Chikwanha

Executive Head of Data Governance: Personal & Business Banking, Standard Bank

Ronald Mulder - CocaCola

Ronald Mulder

IT Security & Risk Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Gadija Ryklief - Edcon

Gadija Ryklief

GM: Information Security , Edcon

Alex Bowdler - Aspen Pharmacare

Alex Bowdler

IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare

Zaheera Ahmed - absa logo

Zaheera Ahmed

Group Head of Privacy, absa

Adele Jones - Nedbank

Adele Jones

Lead Architect: Information Security & Blockchain, Nedbank

Tammy Naicker - Vodacom-1

Tammy Naicker

Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Head of Production: MEA, Corinium Global Intelligence

View All Previous CISO Africa Speakers

Why Attend CISO Africa 2020?

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:

  • Creating influence in the business as security leaders: driving security culture that works
  • Articulating business value to the board: taking security beyond scare tactics to show positive financial growth
  • Identity & Access Management: from strategy to priority access
  • Zero Trust: how is this achievable at scale
  • Meeting the skills gap in security: more security team members vs better education
  • Working with GRC: why compliance is necessary from the start
  • Cloud security strategies, practicalities and challenges
  • Making DevSecOps a reality: who, how and why to do it
  • Security automation, AI and machine learning: what is real, and what isn’t
  • Privacy, confidentiality and customer security: why we are driven by the user experience
  • Lessons learned on mitigating attacks: proactively identifying internal and external threats
  • Breaking down third party vendor risk: from contracting to brand affinity, a shared experience on choosing the right security partners

Agenda will be published shortly. 

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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 and content creation & distribution.

Our focus is helping you connect with the decision makers that need what you have. If you’d like to know more about how to get involved then contact us today. If you’d like to know more about how to get involved at CISO Africa 2020 then contact us today.
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