Call for papers

Conference: 1 & 2 June 2021
Workshop: 3 June 2021

Submission open 1 March 2021
Submission close 18 April 2021


Presentation draft deadline 11 May 2021
Presentation deadline 25 May 2021


Anyone who is an expert in information or cyber security, has practical and relevant experience to share about mitigating the risks of information or cyber security, or has a product-independent case study to showcase. Please also read the guidelines below before submitting your proposal.

  • Talk title
  • Short synopsis
  • Two to three take-away benefits for delegates attending
  • Short bio of the presenter
  • Hi-res colour head-and-shoulders photo (min 300 DPI)

Please send your submission to Ros Hinchcliffe,, on or before 18 April.

For our 2021 event, we are looking for presenters and panellists on the following topics:

  • Anti-virus
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Business continuity management
  • Cloud security
  • Computer forensics
  • Container security
  • Crypto algorithms
  • Cyber bullying & extortion
  • Cyber crime/cyber warfare
  • Data breach (case study)
  • Data privacy
  • Data security & governance

  • DevSecOps
  • Disaster recovery
  • Encryption application/devices
  • Enterprise security management
  • Endpoint detection & response
  • Identity and access management
  • Identity governance & administration
  • Incident management & response
  • Information risk management
  • Internet of things & industrial control systems
  • Intrusion prevention systems
  • Malware
  • Managed security services
  • Mobile security

  • Network security & architecture
  • Open source software
  • Phishing
  • POPIA and data privacy
  • Supply chain/third-party supplier security
  • Threat evolution & response
  • Threat intelligence sharing & collaboration
  • Threat modelling
  • User education, training & awareness
  • Virtualisation & security
  • Vulnerability management solutions
  • Working from home/remote access control


Please be advised that if you wish to submit a paper for the plenary or the track sessions, sales pitches will not be considered. You are kindly requested to submit a paper which focuses on your chosen topic without referencing your company’s products or solutions (if you are a solution provider).

Where possible, we would request that you put forward a senior representative who is an industry expert and not a sales or marketing executive.

End-user speakers are encouraged to focus on case studies and the practical application of the subject rather than theory. If you are a solution provider, we recommend that you invite a client to give a joint presentation with you, as these presentations are popular and will be given preference in terms of position on the programme.

Presentations should be content-rich and content should be up to date and relevant to the target audience. A breakdown of expected job titles and industry sectors can be provided on request.