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15 – 19 May 2017

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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.

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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.

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How attacks like WannaCry work 18 May 2017 - by Veeam Software
18 May 2017 - by Veeam Software

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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145 days is still far too long. It takes almost five months to detect, contain a threat 17 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows
145 days is still far too long.
17 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows

It gives attackers over 142 days to look at your information, says Rapid7.

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Algorithms catch more attack attempts than AI. Maths deployed as cybercrime 'street fighter' 17 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows
Algorithms catch more attack attempts than AI.
17 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows

Advanced mathematical algorithms catch more attack attempts than AI, says Snode.

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Manuel Corregedor, chief operations officer at Telspace Systems. Cyber security standards not doing enough 16 May 2017 - by Admire Moyo
Manuel Corregedor, chief operations officer at Telspace Systems.
16 May 2017 - by Admire Moyo

Security standards are too slow to keep up with the rapid technology changes, says Telspace.

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Darktrace country manager Eleanor Weaver. AI, machine learning needed to combat modern threats 16 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins
Darktrace country manager Eleanor Weaver.
16 May 2017 - by Lauren Kate Rawlins

No security team can keep up with the new era of machine threats, says Darktrace's Eleanor Weaver.

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Advanced facial recognition tools can even identify an individual after cosmetic surgery. Password days are over 16 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows
Advanced facial recognition tools can even identify an individual after cosmetic surgery.
16 May 2017 - by Tracy Burrows

Advanced biometric digital identities are the future, says NEC's Walter Lee.

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