The definitive event for information security professionals

15 – 19 May 2017

ITWeb 2017 Security Summit and inaugural #SS17HACK took place from 15 – 19 May 2017 and by all accounts it was an astounding success.

Speakers, sponsors and attendees have had nothing but great feedback on the networking opportunities provided; content delivered; professionalism of the staff and the opportunity to meet up and coming infosec professionals at the hackathon.

Testimonials
"Thanks to all of you for a professional and well organized event. We are very happy with the response we received and with our stand location."
"The event seemed like a huge success, I've never seen so many people there before and I received some amazing compliments for the ITWeb Team."
"It's clear that you and the rest of the organising team worked incredibly hard to pull off a great event, it was truly incredible."

"It was my first time being involved at ITWeb Sec Summit at various levels other than just being a speaker or attendee and I must say I am very impressed of the standard and your organisation. Your team is brilliant!"

"I surely foresee more great things when you have such an open minded team who are always willing to push the boundaries."

"Thank you for an amazing conference, still my favourite of the year. Looking forward to working with you on future events."

"Unfortunately I didn't make it there this year, but heard good feedback from our team."

"Thank-you for giving me the opportunity – it was a great Summit."

I look forward to 2018 and hope that you will consider submitting your ideas, advice, challenges, papers for submission to me at Allyson Towle, over the course of the next few months, so that I can even more closely meet your requirements.

Until next year.

ITWeb Security Summit 2017 Videos

ITWeb Security Summit 2017 Gallery

Click here to view event gallery

ITWeb Security Summit 2017 News

Burning midnight oil at the #SS17HACK at the ITWeb Security Summit 2017. No sleep pays off at #SS17HACK 19 May 2017 - by Staff Writer
Burning midnight oil at the #SS17HACK at the ITWeb Security Summit 2017.
19 May 2017 - by Staff Writer

With software development, you don't have to stay up all night and eat junk food. But it seems to help.

Read the full story
Mustafa Al-Bassam: The larger the organisation is, the easier it is to attack. Confessions of a reformed black hat hacker 18 May 2017 - by Sibahle Malinga
Mustafa Al-Bassam: The larger the organisation is, the easier it is to attack.
18 May 2017 - by Sibahle Malinga

Mustafa Al-Bassam shared his story as a black hat hacker who was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Read the full story
How attacks like WannaCry work 18 May 2017 - by sinisa
18 May 2017 - by sinisa

Today, ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats in 2016. To avoid becoming a victim, you need to take action now to protect your computer systems.

Read the full story
Jason Jordaan, principal forensic scientist and MD of DFIRLABS. Security Summit: SA's digital forensics practitioners 'kinda suck' 18 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows
Jason Jordaan, principal forensic scientist and MD of DFIRLABS.
18 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows

Innocent people could go to prison and have their lives destroyed as a result, says forensic scientist Jason Jordaan.

Read the full story
CSIR's Joey Jansen van Vuuren says SA needs to strengthen its pipeline of cyber talent. SA needs cyber security talent pipeline 18 May 2017 - by Paula Gilbert
CSIR's Joey Jansen van Vuuren says SA needs to strengthen its pipeline of cyber talent.
18 May 2017 - by Paula Gilbert

The CSIR's Joey Jansen van Vuuren says capability and capacity-building for cyber security in SA won't be possible without skills development.

Read the full story
Varun Parikh, the security tech lead at Sophos. Network, endpoint, data security must be synchronised 18 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins
Varun Parikh, the security tech lead at Sophos.
18 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins

No one solution will ever be a complete solution, says Varun Parikh of Sophos.

Read the full story
Dr Jabu Mtsweni: Public sector cyber security capability should be home-grown to fit local problems. CSIR to create home-grown cyber security systems 17 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins
Dr Jabu Mtsweni: Public sector cyber security capability should be home-grown to fit local problems.
17 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins

The government organisation has been working to create systems that they have built themselves instead of relying on systems built by others.

Read the full story
Mai Moodley: Make sure your security investment talks to your risk profile. If there's no link, there's no value. Pssst...Don't be too good at your infosec job 17 May 2017 - by Matthew Burbidge
Mai Moodley: Make sure your security investment talks to your risk profile. If there's no link, there's no value.
17 May 2017 - by Matthew Burbidge

It's not just malicious code that infosec experts have to watch out for. You also need to watch out for your boss.

Read the full story
Data privacy is about consumer trust. Data privacy is about consumer trust 17 May 2017 - by Sibahle Malinga
Data privacy is about consumer trust.
17 May 2017 - by Sibahle Malinga

Data privacy is about assuring consumers that the trust they placed in a brand is warranted, says Oracle.

Read the full story
Yusuph Kileo: Digital forensics require diligence. Failure to follow procedures scuppers cybercrime prosecutions 17 May 2017 - by Admire Moyo
Yusuph Kileo: Digital forensics require diligence.
17 May 2017 - by Admire Moyo

The majority of cyber crime cases go unpunished because investigators fail to follow the proper procedures, says AfICTA.

Read the full story
Tiyani Nghonyama, Geekulcha: Let's stop talking and actually do something. Budding hackers help security experts think outside the box 17 May 2017 - by Matthew Burbidge and Sibahle Malinga
Tiyani Nghonyama, Geekulcha: Let's stop talking and actually do something.
17 May 2017 - by Matthew Burbidge and Sibahle Malinga

Deep inside Vodaworld, a group of young hackers get to grips with the next generation of security products.

Read the full story
Saumil Shah, CEO of Net-Square Solutions. Security Summit: It's time to make security great again 17 May 2017 - by Kirsten Doyle
Saumil Shah, CEO of Net-Square Solutions.
17 May 2017 - by Kirsten Doyle

Reactive defence is not good enough, says Saumil Shah, CEO of Net-Square Solutions.

Read the full story
WannaCry is unique because \ SA cyber security experts weigh in on WannaCry 17 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins
WannaCry is unique because \
17 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins

The ransomware that spread worldwide last Friday stirred mixed reactions in local experts at ITWeb Security Summit 2017.

Read the full story
Jacques Louw: Invest in employing skilled individuals. Technology doesn't detect attacks, people do 17 May 2017 - by Kgaogelo Letsebe
Jacques Louw: Invest in employing skilled individuals.
17 May 2017 - by Kgaogelo Letsebe

Simulating attacks, cyber threat hunting and attack path mapping are options to look at, says Jacques Louw, MWR InfoSecurity.

Read the full story
Jayson Street, infosec ranger, Pwnie Express. Security Summit: Defence strategies, from someone who robs banks 17 May 2017 - by Kirsten Doyle
Jayson Street, infosec ranger, Pwnie Express.
17 May 2017 - by Kirsten Doyle

Stop living in a world where you think no one is trying to attack you, says Jason Street of Pwnie Express.

Read the full story

Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Urban Café Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Display Sponsors

Sponsors

Endorsed by

Media Partner