CISO Africa 2020 Johannesburg

18 Feb, 2020 - 20 Feb, 2020

Across IT and business, we are inundated with a slew of modern business principles and trends. In this instance, two of them really stick out. Firstly, everything is now digital, so much so that digital has lost meaning. Every workforce will be machine-run and the left over humans will work remotely. All data and applications will be stored and conducted in the cloud (maybe). User experience is driven by continuous little hits of dopamine and instant gratification, and it must be fed at all costs! Secondly, because of all this digital expanse and surplus of data, we are constantly under attack from hackers, bots, and our very own employees – you can’t trust anyone! To a degree, both are true, but security is still often regarded as a grudge purchase, a must-have, checking a box and moving on. For too long, security has been regarded as an add-on, a compliance issue, a laborious process that receives little fanfare or praise. But it shouldn’t be that way. In fact, security should be the cornerstone of driving business value; it’s not just a money saver, it is in fact a money maker. CISO Africa 2020 delves into why IT and data security has greater value than merely a defensive mechanism. Designed as a peer-led conference for IT security, fraud and risk professionals, the CISO Africa 2020 conference will showcase pragmatic case studies and provides high-level interactive discussions on the latest approaches and tactics to allay the bombardment of cyber-attacks, but deliver and interpret business value.