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AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit ready for Johannesburg

The AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit, which takes place on from 18-19 October 2017 at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton, aims to connect senior executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with solution providers and information security experts.
AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit ready for Johannesburg2017 has seen an increasing number of cybersecurity breaches which have caused havoc for large organisations and individuals alike. Millions of rands have been lost, jobs put at risk, and confidential information leaked.

“In today’s world, cybersecurity has become a very real threat and one that organisations can no longer ignore. The AfriSecure Summit is about building relationships and bringing to light the latest trends and technologies in the fight against cybercriminals,” says Shannon Mackrill, joint managing director, Kinetic.

“Delegates will gain knowledge through the sharing of ideas, information, and expand their general awareness concerning cybercrime and cyber threats,” says advisory panel member: Danny Myburgh, founder and managing director, Cyanre.

Lead sponsor, Mimecast, will be hosting the Anatomy of an Email-borne attack on the second day of the summit.  This session will address hot topics such as: why and how the threat landscape is evolving; how your email can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack; how to enhance your email security and thus improve your overall cyber resilience; as well as a live hack demo.

Addressing most critical cyber issues Africa is currently facing

With 55 speakers, 24 workshops and 350 registered attendees to date, AfriSecure will address the most critical cyber issues Africa is currently facing. The expert keynotes, workshop sessions, networking opportunities, and panel discussions will feature topics such as application security, risk management, ransomware, disaster recovery, mobile security, social responsibility, and so many more.

The objective of the summit is for delegates “to share knowledge and collaborate with industry leaders in creating a platform to enhance and continuously improve the discipline of information security,” Thagraj Moodley, group chief information security officer, Discovery.


  • Aki Anastaiou, host of Technobyte on Radio 702 and Tech Busters on CNBC Africa
  • Francis Cronje, data protection and information governance specialist
  • Brigadier Piet Pieterse, section head Hawks
  • Marc Silver, head of operation security, Investec

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