Securing the Digital African Economy in the Newly Connected World

Cysec Africa
Summit 2022

6th - 7th Arpil 2022 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM | South African Time
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CYSEC AFRICA
Summit 2022

It is estimated that over 500 million people use internet across Africa. From improving, productivity, efficiency, and innovation to advancing human and social development, digitisation and connectivity yield unquestionable benefits. Promoting digital transformation is a priority for sustainable development.

Rapid digital transformation, bolstered by affordable communications and cheap devices, has also introduced new risks and vulnerabilities that cannot be ignored.

In a digital-first world, open dialogue and collaboration is imperative to fight against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Over two days, CySec Africa, provides a virtual platform for over 80 CISOs, government incumbents, and technology and service providers to meet, network, and engage with technology leaders, subject matter experts, and innovators.

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Conference Agenda

11:30 – 11:35
WELCOME ADDRESS FROM THE ORGANISERS
11:35–12:05
OPENING KEYNOTE
SECURITY BEYOND BORDERS: CYBER DIPLOMACY FOR A SECURE FUTURE
  • Building operational competencies & cultivating strategic partnerships: What are our opportunities?
  • Rethinking security in a post-pandemic world: Enhancing cooperation, collective action, incident response and capacity building across the continent
  • Cyber compliance in a multi-jurisdictional context: What can be done to make it better?
  • Best practices in adopting a proactive approach to cybersecurity
  • Evaluating impact of emerging technologies on cybersecurity, from blockchain technology to Metaverse, and why cyber diplomacy is the need of the hour
12:05 – 12:25
CASE STUDY
THE METAVERSE, NFTS AND BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEMS - SECURITY CONCERNS
This presentation will explore the real opportunities vs hype around the "Metaverse" term, and highlight some of the most pressing security issues and challenges within this ecosystem, decisions makers need to be aware of
12:25- 13:15
PANEL DISCUSSION
FINSEC STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE: REVISTING CYBERSECURITY IN THE BFSI INDUSTRY
Cyber-attacks on financial institutions spiked by a massive 238% from the beginning of February to the end of April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic costing the banking industry over $18.3 million per enterprise. Digital transactions frequently take place over mobile phones in Africa, many of which are insecure and vulnerable to cyber crime. In addition, financial service providers’ infrastructure suffers from cyber-attacks, with additional financial losses, stolen data, or interruption of operations.
  • Examining the Finsec landscape in Africa: Lessons learned, latest trends, opportunities, and challenges
  • Cybersecurity for new age banking: How are banks mitigating risks?
  • Combatting the Mobile Banking Malware pandemic: What new strategies and solutions can be implemented?
  • Fostering financial inclusion: Combining efforts for capacity-building, and leveraging community platforms to spread awareness about cybersecurity
13:15 – 13:30
ONE-TO-ONE NETWORKING BREAK
13:30 – 13:50
CASE STUDY
ROADMAP FOR FOOLPROOF DATA PRIVACY PROGRAMS
13:50 – 14:10
CASE STUDY
Cybersecurity threat hunting beyond the dark web
As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, AI is helping CISOs and their teams stay ahead. Curating threat intelligence from millions of research papers, blogs and news stories, AI technologies provide rapid insights,and drastically reducing response times. This presentation delves deeper into the benefits and possibilities of integrating AI solutions into the organisation’s cybersecurity strategy.
14:10 – 15:10
CLOSING SESSION: COUNTRY BRIEFINGS
14:10 – 14:30
ZIMBABWE: THE CYBER SECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION BILL
  • An overview of the recently passed Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill
  • Opportunities and challenges in implementation
  • Roadmap for the future and how the Bill impacts individuals and organisations
14:30 – 14:50
NIGERIA: UPDATES IN NIGERIA’S CYBERSECURITY POLICY & STRATEGY, 2021
  • An overview of the recent updates in Nigeria’s cybersecurity policies and strategy
  • What next for the Nigerian Cybersecurity Industry
  • Cases studies of recent cyber-attacks and lessons learnt
15:15
CLOSE OF DAY 1
11:00 –12:00
OPENING PANEL
RECALIBRATING THE CISO’s ROLE FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
  • Evolution of the CISO’s role from support function to C-Suite: What has changed?
  • Balancing innovation & security: How are CISOs aligning cybersecurity priorities with business agenda?
  • Reinventing the rulebook: Impact of virtual-first and hybrid work policies on enterprise security, and what CISOs can do to mitigate threats
  • How do CISOs see their roles progressing in the next 5-10 years?
12:00 – 12:20
CASE STUDY
CIO - CLOUD SECURITY IN A HYBRID WORKING ENVIRONMENT
While the move towards cloud services may have solved some glaring security issues, new ones appear almost instantly. If a device can only work with an internet connection to cloud servers, operational risk becomes a concern. In this presentation, we learn more about the evolving threat landscape in cloud technology, the most pressing cloud security risks, and how businesses can secure their cloud servers.
12:20 - 12:40
PRESENTATION
FUNDING CYBERSECURITY STARTUPS IN THE CONTINENT
  • Understanding key drivers behind investment decisions and what founders should be mindful of when seeking funding
  • How are incubators supporting cybersecurity start-ups? What kinds of technologies are being funded?
  • Commercialising technology: Is the security industry fully monetising security IP? How can you optimally commercialise your product or service?
12:40 – 13:00
CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
How to identify persons behind fake calls to emergency state bodies
13:00 – 13:15
ONE-TO-ONE NETWORKING BREAK
13:15 – 13:45
CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
CYBER RESILIENCE FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
SMEs represent an important driver of economic growth across the African continent. This discussion delves into how SME can thrive in today’s ever-evolving threat landscape and highlights actionable insights on digitisation, security planning and cyber defense efforts in the year ahead.
13:45 – 14:30
CLOSING PANEL
LOOKING AHEAD: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN CYBERSECURITY
In a world with sophisticated attack methodologies, how is the cybersecurity industry evolving? What kinds of challenges and cyberthreats can we expect in the future? How can businesses and governments remain cautious? What new technologies and solutions can we expect to combat cyberattacks in 2022 and beyond?
14:30
CLOSING REMARKS & CLOSE OF CYSEC AFRICA

WHY ATTEND
Cysec Africa

Connect. Collaborate

Cysec Africa provides an ideal environment to showcase yourself virtually and participate in one-to-one conversations during scheduled networking breaks

TECH DEMO DRIVE

Dedicated Tech Zone to explore new ideas and solutions, and map your cybersecurity needs

Cutting Edge Discussions

Two-days of industrydriven dialogue featuring over 25 Cybersecurity Leaders from African countries discussing the latest opportunities and solutions for the cybersecurity industry across sectors

Network with business leaders

Cysec Africa attracts a senior and diverse audience allowing attendees to build lasting relationships with key decision makers from the public and private sectors

WHO SHOULD ATTEND, & WHO WILL YOU NETWORK WITH?

Meet and network with leaders & Cyber Security Experts from Africa & from around the globe.

Chief Information
Security Officer (CISO)
Chief Digital Officer
Industrial Security Leaders
Chief Information Technology Officer
Technology Heads for AI, ML, Cybersecurity, IoT
Governance, Risk & Compliance Leaders
Chief Technology Officer
Cyber Forensics & Cyber Crime Experts
Information Security Solution Providers
Chief Information Officer
CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS PROFESSIONALS
CYBER SECURITY GOVERNANCE MANAGER
Communications/Electronics
RealEstate
Media & Broadcasting
Defense
Government
Telecom
Education
Healthcare
Transport (Aviation, Road, Railway)
Energy & Natural Resources
Legal
Tourism & Hospitality
Banking, Finance& Insurance
Manufacturing
Utilities

WHY PARTNER WITH
CYSEC AFRICA 2022

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Cysec Africa Dialogues attract a senior and diverse audience allowing you to build lasting relationships with key decision makers from the public and private sectors

NETWORK WITH DECISION-MAKERS

Taking place over two days, Cysec Africa will host 80+ participants, and 25+ CxO speakers. It is not every day you meet pre-qualified 80+ cybersecurity leaders and with limited suppliers to reinforce and position your brand as a thought leader fostering collaboration

CONNECT. COLLABORATE. DRIVE

Cysec Africa provides an ideal environment to showcase yourself virtually and participate in one-to-one conversations during scheduled networking breaks

UNMATCHED NETWORKING & ONETO ONE MEETINGS

Schedule one-to-one meetings with potential clients in a conducive B2B environment during and after the event

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Officially Supported By

Gold Sponsor

Associate Partners

Knowledge Partners

Media Partners

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