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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.” - Stéphane Nappo, Global CISO, Société Générale

CISO Africa Cape Town 2019 is a peer-led conference for IT security, fraud and risk professionals. Showcasing pragmatic IT leaders’ strategies to mitigate threats, CISO Africa Cape Town delivers high-level interactive discussions on the latest approaches and tactics to allay the bombardment of cyber-attacks and employ effective IT security management.

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


Speaking at CISO Africa Cape Town 2019

Julian Ramiah - Liberty

Julian Ramiah

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Liberty Holdings

Siegfried Moyo - FMCG

Siegfried Moyo

Regional Head of Cyber Security - EMEA, A Leading FMCG Company

Robin Barnwell - Standard Bank

Robin Barnwell

Head: Security Strategy Enablement, Standard Bank

Alex Bowdler - Aspen Pharmacare

Alex Bowdler

IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare

Martins Ogbolu - Vodacom

Martins Ogbolu

Group Executive Head Anti-Corruption Risk Compliance, Vodacom

Lonette Genis - Nacelle

Lonette Genis

Data Protection & Information Officer, Nacelle

Verine Etsebeth - WITS

Verine Etsebeth

Senior Lecturer, WITS University

Quintin Laljit - Old Mutual

Quintin Laljit

Programme Manager: IT Security Design Thinking, A Leading Financial Services Firm

Suren Naidoo - TFG

Suren Naidoo

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Information Security & GRC, The Foschini Group

Steve Jump - Telkom

Steve Jump

Head: Corporate Information Security Governance, Telkom

Anthony Gacanja - Safaricom

Anthony Gacanja

Head of Technology Security, Safaricom (Kenya)

Lusekelo Thompson - NBC Tanzania

Lusekelo Thompson

Head of IT Risk & Compliance, NBC Bank (Tanzania)

Darryl Potgieter - SAPPI

Darryl Potgieter

Head of Architecture & Security, Sappi

Nhlanhla Xaba - Mediclinic

Nhlanhla Xaba

IT GRC & Security Director, Mediclinic

Rapule Kgalaki - SA Government

Rapule Kgalaki

Deputy Director: Specialised Audit, DIRCO

Percy Ramokone - SARB

Percy Ramokone

Head: GRC, Reporting & Strategy Management, South African Reserve Bank

Prasantha Maistry - Discovery

Prasantha Maistry

Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Discovery Bank

Sunthoshan Govender - AB InBev

Sunthoshan Govender

Enterprise Architect: IT Security & Compliance, AB InBev

Asterico Adams - Direct Axis

Asterico Adams

Head of Information Security, DirectAxis

Silas Mhembere - City of Cape Town

Silas Mhembere

IT Security Consultant, City of Cape Town

Karin Kleynhans - Capitec

Karin Kleynhans

Manager: Risk & Compliance Systems, Capitec

Ken Chikwanha - Standard Bank

Ken Chikwanha

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

Tania Paulse - Sanlam (new)

Tania Paulse

Group Enterprise Architect, Sanlam

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Head of Production: MEA, Corinium Global Intelligence

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Why Attend CISO Africa Cape Town?

Following on from the highly regarded CISO Africa conference in Johannesburg earlier this year, we are bringing these in-depth discussions around IT security to Cape Town.

As we continue to embrace modern technology and inter-connectivity, the privacy and cyber security landscape has become increasingly complex. The C-suite are increasingly aware of the implications of this interconnected world, knowing full well that one security breach can derail the entire organisation. Threats are increasing in number and sophistication and points of entry are multiplying; this is where the CISO steps in.

The role of the CISO has evolved from managing security risk to becoming integrated business enabler. Not only should they possess the necessary technical cyber security capabilities, but also exhibit excellent leadership skills.  The CISO, and their teams, has the unenviable task of protecting the organisation from external threats, yet should possess the ability to articulate IT security priorities from a business viewpoint.

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 had around upskilling teams, security by design, relationships with data analytics teams, IoT security, DevSecOps, access control, remote working and many more probing topics.

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Highlights from CISO Africa Johannesburg 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.

- Celeste Rogers, 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. 

- Pragasen Pather, IT Security, Risk & Governance Director, Tiger Brands

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