Three workshops come to ITWeb Security Summit 2019 in Cape Town


Johannesburg, 16 Apr 2019
Read time 2min 50sec

Keeping data safe from attackers is becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Trends and research point to a massive increase in breaches that stem from sources that are increasingly common in the workplace, such as mobile devices and apps.

Moreover, too many businesses have unprotected data assets and ineffective cyber security practices in place, making them vulnerable to data loss. And the growing number of large-scale, well-publicised breaches suggests not only are the number of security breaches going up, but they are increasing in severity too

"Look back at the last few years," says Angela Mace, CRM and Events director at ITWeb, "in 2016, 360 million MySpace users had their passwords stolen and sold on the dark Web, in a breach that, at the time, was considered one of the largest ever."

In 2018, Marriot International admitted that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million customers, adds Mace.

She says although data breaches can happen for a variety of reasons, due to determined attackers, careless employees, or vulnerabilities in systems, the bottom line is that no organisation is safe.

"This is why cyber security workshops have become such an integral part of the ITWeb Security Summit. This year, we will be hosting three half-day workshops for our Cape Town delegates, which will cover a variety of important cyber security issues."

ITWeb Security Summit 2019

Registration is open for Security Summit 2019 in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The agenda is also available with themes ranging from developing a cybersecurity strategy and increasing user awareness to the latest trends impacting on security and much more. 8 top international keynote speakers have been confirmed. Register today to benefit from our early bird prices (25% off the standard fee). To find out more, click here.

The first morning workshop: 'From the Boardroom to the War Room: managing a successful business-aligned cyber security programme', will be facilitated by Craig Rosewarne, managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk.

It will give attendees practical advice, tools and methodologies for developing and implementing a comprehensive cyber security programme that is aligned with their businesses' overall security strategy and has the buy-in of their senior management team.

The second workshop of the day: 'Hacker Highschool', will be facilitated by Pete Herzog, MD of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (USA).

During this session, he will review the specific cyber security threats that teenagers are exposed to on a regular basis, and will provide practice advice and tools on how parents, teachers and anyone who is interested can teach cyber security to teens in a fun, interesting and engaging way.

The final session: 'Cisco Threat Response Clinic: Leveraging the network for end-to-end security', will be facilitated by Greg Griessel, consulting systems engineer, and Paul Beyleveld, consulting systems engineer from Cisco.

During this highly practical and interactive workshop, delegates will experience a day in the life of a malware attack and will learn how to respond to it. It will also cover steps that can be taken before a breach to minimise attacks.

This workshop will examine system-generated logs, the process of tracking events, the reviewing of security event logs and the use of additional open source logging, all of which will enable attendees to significantly enhance their visibility of illicit or malicious movement in their environments.

All workshops will run on 24 May at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. For more information, click here.