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Webinar on key data protection strategies to prevent cyber attacks

Tuesday, 2 November, 11am (SAST, South African time)

Johannesburg, 19 Oct 2021
Read time 4min 20sec

The live webinar being held is a joint presentation by local cyber security company Cybervision together with security specialists F-Secure and Data Management Professionals (DMP-SA) on the best practices to adopt a holistic data protection strategy to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware and other cyber attacks.

With headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and being the biggest cyber security company in Europe, F-Secure has a great deal of experience in managing cyber security for a large range of organisations worldwide. DMP-SA is a South African organisation with a global footprint that offers end-to-end data management solutions and services with cloud-based solutions that provide pay-per-use models with no data ingress or egress costs.

The following topics will be discussed in the webinar:

  • Types of attacks, eg, ransomware (including the new V2 variant), malware, phishing, data theft, etc.
  • Cyber crime costs, both reputational and financial ($8 trillion per year projected by 2025 – the greatest transfer of wealth in history).
  • Why and how to prevent attacks and their impacts on organisations.
  • Risks of non-recovery and how to recover post attacks.
  • Best practices for detection and avoidance of attacks – both in the cloud and on-site.
  • What one needs to protect data and backups from being compromised.
  • Get answers to your questions by submitting them to the experts during the webinar.

Register for the webinar being held at 11am SAST on 2 November 2021.


Knut Vatneström

Senior Sales Engineer, F-Secure Corporation

With F-Secure since 1999, Knut Vatneström has worked with IT security resellers, private companies and government organisations throughout South America, APAC and Europe. His international experience advising companies on cyber security issues and helping them secure their digital assets and networks gives him unique insights into the threats and security risks we are facing today. F-Secure is Europe’s largest cyber security company. Our portfolio includes products and services ranging from threat prediction and prevention to detection and response. We have over 100 000 satisfied corporate customers, including top banks, airlines and enterprises.

Iniel Dreyer

Data Management Professionals, DMP-SA

Iniel Dreyer, a stalwart in the South African data management and backup arena, has over 23 years’ experience in IT, with extensive knowledge in data management, cloud computing and disaster recovery. Having a solid understanding of IT infrastructure and international successes in data management specialisation, provided the foundation for Dreyer to establish DMP-SA in 2019. Dreyer’s focus is to have DMP-SA assist organisations in storing, protecting and managing their data, delivering a service that supports the core business while adding value through innovative technology. This ensures that the South African market is empowered to leverage cost-effective best practice data management utilising leading platforms and services. From backup and recovery to hybrid cloud environments, storage and protection to a complete managed service, Dreyer helps drive DMP-SA to offer a complete range of solutions and services underscored by the strength of relationships and exceed customer needs. Data Management Professionals South Africa (DMP-SA) offers end-to-end data management solutions and services, creating value for our customers and partners. At DMP-SA, we are passionate about our customers and technology; we strive to become trusted advisors for storage and backup to our customers and building long-lasting relationships. We combine years of data management experience with industry-leading technologies and best-of-breed products to help our customers reduce the complexities and costs of managing data.

Grant Chapman

Managing Director, Cybervision

Grant Chapman has been in the cyber security industry for almost three decades now, having established the business to provide IT security solutions to organisations in South Africa 27 years ago, after meeting with F-Secure’s founders who came to visit him locally for this purpose. An engineer in training with an MSc from the University of Cape Town, Chapman finds the cyber security industry very stimulating from a technical point of view as it constantly evolves worldwide with new challenges due to more individuals and organisations engaging with the benefits of IT technology. Chapman also appreciates having Cybervision assist end-users and organisations in helping secure them against becoming victims of cyber crime activities in order to have them remain successful financially for their own growth and the benefits of others in their country’s economy. He also considers having a relationship with F-Secure to always be very rewarding due to their trustworthiness and the decency of their management and staff, which is of paramount importance for anyone needing to deal with cyber security concerns. Cybervision is a leading distributor of cyber security solutions and services in southern Africa, with a large number of very satisfied customer companies in numerous industries through their resellers and over 27 years of experience with F-Secure in the field.

Editorial contacts
Grant Chapman (087) 3300 011
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