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He has held senior and executive roles in both the private and public sector in South Africa.  He has served as an Expert to the African Union (AU), SADC, World Intellectual Property Organisation (including undertaking various commissioned studies and tutoring the Advanced Patent Search course), and the Department of Science and Technology on intellectual property and innovation matters.

Uber to share data with SA cities

26 Sep 2017 Internet
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

Uber SA has signed an agreement with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has agreed to share information and experience with Uber Movement..

SASSA readies for new payments provider

18 Sep 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Dlamini's pronouncements follows the completion of a due diligence report on SAPO by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Following the recommendation of the IMC, the CSIR was appointed to conduct the technical due diligence on SAPO.

Brian Armstrong joins Huge Group

5 Sep 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

Prior to joining Telkom in 2010, Armstrong was VP for the Middle East and Africa at the BT group and was tasked with responsibility for overseeing and growing the group's activities across that region. Prior to that he held various positions at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), ultimately as the director of the division for ICT and was also previously the MD of listed ICT services group AST Networks (now Gijima).
The 2017 NCDevHack takes place on Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September 2017 and includes a number of interesting activities:  the CSIR will be mentoring around the subject of infosec; the attendees will be engage in a number of tech talks throughout the week end and attendees can participate in an IOT design challenge, ethical hacking opportunities as well as an open data challenge..

IBM z: a new era in data encryption

22 Aug 2017 Security
By Allyson Towle

Over 100 people gathered to hear the IBM z message from experts including Dr Graham Barbour, information security competency of the mathematical and data science unit, CSIR, Anesu Charamba, programme manager: digital transformation practice, Frost & Sullivan; Tarun Chopra, IBM z, programme director, product management, IBM; Jayesh Prag, founding partner, Hassem Prag; Johan Bosch, executive director, Emid ICT Solutions; and Miguel Vega, vice president systems hardware, IBM MEA..
The DTPS and CSIR are conducting a on the WOAN's spectrum needs, which finance minister Malusi Gigaba has said needs to be completed by the end of August..
Vodacom's CTO voices concerns over the short timeframe the CSIR has to finalise a high-level study on government's planned wireless open access network..
The DTPS then  its National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper which proposed a shake-up of the previous policy framework for spectrum allocation in favour of establishing a wireless open access network (WOAN). The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is busy conducting a on the WOAN's spectrum needs "with a view to license the remainder to the industry".

Gigaba's action plan for spectrum

14 Jul 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Gigaba said by August 2017, the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) need to "conduct a high-level study on wireless open access network (WOAN) spectrum needs with a view to license the remainder to the industry"..
Attendees will be trained on subjects such as: best practices for young developers; mobile security; public systems; ethical hacking 101 and malware threat detection with the aim of assisting local techies develop and hone their skills in infosec. Participants will be involved in discussion sessions focusing on how best to approach information security skills development and also come face to face with vulnerability testing applications.
Martin Sanne (Director of Material Sciences & manufacturing at CSIR); Dilley Naidoo (CEO of Madala & Associates); Angelo Kehayas (Institute of Management Consultants and Master Coaches SA)..
"Also, work by the CSIR has shown that our national wind resource, on aggregate, is often in the evening which complements the daytime peak of solar. This means our combined renewable resources, on average, cover a large proportion of the day without storage.
Dr Jabu Mtsweni, research group leader for cyber defence at the CSIR, adds that data breaches and general cyber attacks continue to remain unreported by organisations due to fear of reputational damage and suchlike in SA and that this trend is creating a "false sense of security" and the incorrect perception that SA in not badly affected by cyber attacks..
The CSIR's Joey Jansen van Vuuren says capability and capacity-building for cyber security in SA won't be possible without skills development..
This is according to Dr Jabu Mtsweni, research group leader for cyber defence at the CSIR, speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2017 currently taking place in Midrand.                                            .
In a more recent development between the companies, Rifle-Shot, which is renowned as a specialist management performance company, has been assisting the manufacturing and automotive industries to improve their respective strategies, including their supply chain productivity. Indeed, Rifle-Shot is, in many instances, project managing these critical projects (which will assist the country in the creation of much needed employment) such that they remain very closely aligned to the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan of South Africa.
Joey Jansen van Vuuren, manager of the cyber security centre of innovation and business development at the CSIR, says the shortage of cyber security capability is a worldwide phenomenon where companies and citizens are left vulnerable due to a lack of cyber security skills. "SA is no exception.

Bringing new concepts to infosec

26 Apr 2017 Security
By Allyson Towle

They were also given the opportunity to mingle with infosec minds such as Manuel Corregedor of Telspace Systems, Nithen Naidoo of Snode, Ivan Burke and Francois Mouton of CSIR, Ashley Anthony of Isazi Consulting, and Grant Thompson of MTN..
The Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a national multi-static passive radar facility..

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7 - 8 November | Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Digital Economy Summit 2017
Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNetKey strategies to help South African businesses become future-proof
Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNet
South African business stands at the doorstep of this digital transformation, but needs an approach that prioritises change and partnership to open the country up to digital inclusion and opportunity.