Africa is one of the fastest growing regions globally when it comes to Internet penetration. It is estimated that over 500 million people use internet across Africa. The continent will have 1 billion Internet users by the end of 2022 (IT News Africa). The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization around the world, but as life has shifted increasingly online, cybercriminals have exploited the opportunity to attack vital digital infrastructure. Furthermore, in financial institutions, governments, e-commerce companies, mobile-based transactions, telecommunication industry and other industries, the impact of cybercrime is severe. Cybercrime is one of the most pressing challenges plaguing economic activity in Africa.
The Cyber Security Africa Summit is an exclusive virtual event for cybersecurity professionals to engage with leaders and discuss the future of Cyber Security.
The event will host 500+ CISOs, CIOs, CTO's, CSO's, CEO's, Data Protection Officers, VP’s, Directors, Heads and Managers with responsibility for IT & IT Security, Cyber security, Information Security, IT Infrastructure, Risk and compliance, Data Protection, Data Governance, Digital Transformation, Security Architect, and other experts in the domain. A virtual gathering of global tech leaders to highlight and discuss the future adoption of cyber security solutions that will help boost Africa’s tech infrastructure into the new normal.
The event will be presented with select topics addressed in the form of keynotes, panel discussion, fireside chats, solution showcases and interactive workshops to build comprehensive IT infrastructure and stronger security measures using tested methods and specialized tools. Hear exclusive keynotes from trail-blazing industry leaders as well as having the chance to take part in interactive panel debates, bench-marking your approach to cyber security against peers.
Cyber Security Africa Summit give you an opportunity to tap into this evolving market meet some top buyers like top corporate giants, public organizations and many more.
Our Sponsorship package includes: a dedicated keynote presentation, inclusion on industry expert panel discussions, pre-qualified meeting package, branding, pre- and post-event promotions, and social media campaigns.
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Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
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Opening Remarks from the Organizer
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CISO Panel : Next-Generation Cloud Security
|SAST 11:25 - SAST 11:50||
Keynote : Redefining Cybersecurity in a Post-Pandemic Workplace: A SOCaaS Model
|SAST 11:50 - SAST 12:00||
Networking Opportunities, Exhibition Booth Visits, One-to-one meetings
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Keynote : Security Challenges in the Crypto, NFTs, blockchain and the Metaverse
|SAST 12:25 - SAST 13:10||
Panel Discussion : The Journey to Zero Trust – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going in Cybersecurity
|SAST 13:10 - SAST 13:30||
Keynote : Endpoint Security, Protecting the Extended Enterprise
|SAST 13:30 - SAST 13:40||
Networking Opportunities, Exhibition Booth Visits, One-to-one meetings
|SAST 13:40 - SAST 14:00||
Keynote : Fight the Phish: How to Combat Cyber Attacks
|SAST 14:00 - SAST 14:15||
Keynote : The role of AI and ML in cybersecurity
|SAST 14:15 - SAST 15:00||
Panel Discussion: Reinventing Cybersecurity in the Era of Digital Transformation
|SAST 15:00 - SAST 15:10||
Group Chief Information Officer
has vast years of in-depth experience in Cybersecurity, Mainstream IT, IT Auditing, Governance, & Risk across all sectors.
An astute expert in Cybersecurity, IT Architecture & Governance, Predictive Analytics/Big Data, Cloud, Digitization, IT Auditing, IT Risk & Opportunities and an advisor to Boards of Directors, IT & Business Leaders on business utilization of Cyber Enabled Business Models.
I am Passionate about training people on business models and helping organizations in adopting the best approach for the implementation of Cybersecurity controls- To my credit are various world recognized Cybersecurity, IT architecture and project management related certifications. These includes; CISSP, TOGAF9, CISM, ISO27001LA, CEH, Prince2 Practitioner, ISO27032, ITILv3 etc. I have attended various conferences, seminars, and webinars as guest speakers in UAE, America, and Africa.
I am the pioneer of the Cybersecurity Pro – a platform for young Cybersecurity experts and intending experts with the aim of providing career guidance, leadership, and mentorship. I am currently the President of the (ISC)2 Nigeria Chapter. My over 15 years’ work experience cuts across the Financial and the Telecommunications industries where I have steadily and diligently moved up the ranks at the different organizations.
Chief Innovation/Executive Officer
John Nwachukwu, is a Certified Cybersecurity/Project Management Expert, Automated Network, IoT & Services Management Guru with over 15 years’ experience in Software, IT and Telecom and Oil & Gas industries. Results focused, customer service oriented, well-organized individual with proven results in project management, process design and improvement, team leadership and client support.
A business and strategic management Specialist having strong mentoring skills, capable of leading and motivating individuals to maximize productivity while fostering cohesive teams in a virtual environment. Exceptional communicator focused on building strong relationships with peers and clients.
Director, Social Media and Communications
Samaila is a cybersecurity professional with a passion for mentoring younger professionals and people management. He is known for his effort in growing the Nigerian cybersecurity industry through awareness campaigns, career talks, and global cybersecurity speaking engagements.
He regularly conducts cybersecurity trainings and offers advisory services to both public and private organisations in Nigeria and beyond. He is the Director of Social Media and Communications and past Vice-chairman Abuja chapter at the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) - the largest body of Nigerian Cybersecurity Professionals in the world.
He has multiple certifications including CHFI, Cisco CyberOps, CEH, CIoTP, AWS Cloud Practitioner, and so on. He holds an MSc Cybersecurity and Management from the prestigious University of Warwick in the UK, a BSc Information Systems from the American University of Nigeria, and is currently pursuing an MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics at the University of East London.
Senior Security Researcher
Wicus is Senior Security Researcher at Orange Cyberdefense Security Research Centre. He is tasked with investigating industry events and trends, with the single purpose of understanding how these may affect business.
Wicus uses his understanding and knowledge to advise customers and threat detection/hunting teams on the appropriate response given the threat or trend.
IT Security Response Manager
Suleiman Isah has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology with expertise in Cybersecurity, Network Administration, IT Governance, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, Strategic Planning, just to mention a few.
He is currently the IT Security Incidence Response Manager at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Nigeria. He piloted the digital transformation process at the Upper Niger River Basin Development Authority. He has worked with different organizations both private and government cutting across banking, health care and revenue administration.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria, a member of the British Computer Society, a Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
He has conducted numerous training programmed for different organizations in areas like Information Security Awareness, IT Mirandization Framework, Digital Job Creation, etc.
Associate Director, Cyber Security & Privacy
Anthony is the ISACA Kenya Chapter President and Chairman of the board. He is the Associate Director, Cyber Security & Privacy at KPMG and is a regional leader at the fore front of Cyber security development in Africa. He leads KPMG’s Cybersecurity, privacy and trusted technology practice for East Africa where he helps organizations build trusted, secure and more resilient technology infrastructures. He is highly entrepreneurial and effective in building and maintaining senior client relationships with a proven track record of delivering Cybersecurity transformation outcomes. He has advised major players in financial, telecommunications and various other industries in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa among others. Prior to KPMG, Previously, Anthony worked at EY as an Associate Director and Cybersecurity Lead for East Africa. He has held other positions in leading organizations in the region such as Old Mutual, Britam, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) among others.
He is an expert in Cyber Strategy & Governance, Cybersecurity regulations, Data privacy & protection, ISO27001, Security Architecture, Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability assessments & Penetration Testing and Business Continuity Management (ISO22301).
He is a thought leader and has conducted various training programs for Board Members, Senior executives and other senior stakeholder groups. He is a regular speaker at various Industry and Multi-sectoral conferences and seminars on matters Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Trusted Digital Transformation.
Anthony holds a Master of Science Degree in IT from Strathmore University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology. He is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC) professional. He is also an ITIL and CSX certifications holder. He is a mentor to young IT professionals and conducts Cybersecurity training & mentorship with the vision of equipping, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of IT & Cybersecurity experts. He is the former curator of the Nairobi Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Chief Information Security Officer
Zechariah : 2016 EC-Council Ethical Hacker of the year. The only African that had this category of award, also one of the top 100 awardee that made it to the 2021 Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame out of more than 50,000 global Cybersecurity professionals.
A seasoned Cybersecurity executive with wealth of experience in Information Security Governance, Cloud Security, Information Security Program Development, Security Incident Management, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, Penetration testing, Application Security, Vulnerability Management and Digital Forensic across Technology, Fintech and Financial organization.
Zechariah has pioneered the Cybersecurity Functions of various financial organization in Nigeria and engaged in Cybersecurity transformation across many different institutions. He has been involved as subject matter expert and examiners for various Cybersecurity bodies such as EC Council and ISACA in certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Network Defender (CND), Certified Chief Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer (CDPSE).
He had served in ISACA in various capacities as Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Liaison -working directly with ISACA international CSX team to keep the local chapter informed on CSX related initiatives, Education Director for ISACA Lagos and Certification and Membership Director for ISACA Lagos. He has delivered several topics on Cybersecurity in various conferences and workshops across Africa, Europe and United States. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Unity Bank.
Founder & Cybersecurity Engineer
Dr June Jeremiah is a cybersecurity engineer, enthusiast, researcher, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in cyber defense and information security.
A Mentor and Speaker on cybersecurity and information warfare focusing on defining up-to-date protection strategies and tactics empowering the future with innovative cybersecurity solutions.
Founder / Executive Director
Confidence Staveley is a Cybersecurity Professional, Cybersecurity Awareness Advocate, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumni, Author and Entrepreneur with overa decade’s worth of experience in technology.
Confidence has achieved numerous professional certifications and industry recognitions. She is a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year 2021 Award winner, IFSECGlobal Top Influencer in Security & Fire 2021, Top 50 women in Cybersecurity Africa 2020, Young CISO of the Year Award 2021 Winner,etc, an acknowledgment of her professionalism and expertise globally. She was also recently named a2021 African Obama Leader.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of CyberSafe Foundation, a leading non-Governmental organization dedicated to improving inclusive and safe digital access in Africa.
Group Head : ITO
Chairperson of the Chartered CIO Council
Cyber Security, Business Continuity, and ICT professional. Throughout my career, I have been working on managing and designing IT, Network, and Security Solutions, which support the business objectives.
Cyber Security and ICT Expert with deep experience in the IT field with comprehensive knowledge and experience in Information and Cyber Security. Currently the appointed CISO for my organization managing the Information Security and Business Continuity. Leading the whole activities in the Information Risk Management, Business Continuity, PCI programs (PCI DSS, PCI CP, PCI 3DS, and PCI PIN), SOC 2 Type 2, ISO 27001, ISO 27002, and CBE security regulations Compliance owner.
I have worked in various multinational companies with different Cultures in many regions in the middle east in various industries such as government, Oil and Gas, technology, telecom, and the financial sector.
CEO/Lead Forensic Examiner
Dr. Sibe is the CEO/Lead Forensic Examiner of Digital Footprints Nig. Ltd. He is also a researcher and academic, and lectures at the Computer Engineering Department of Rivers State University. He holds a PhD Information Technology (Digital Forensic) and an MSc in Digital Forensics from the University of the Cumberlands, USA; a Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication) from the University of Port Harcourt; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Rivers State University, Nigeria.
He is certified by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), USA, as a Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (3CE) and a Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner (CECFE). He also holds several industry certifications such as Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME, CCPA, CCO, and CMFF), Mobile Device Investigator (MDI), Certified Cybersecurity Assurance Professional, CyberArk Certified Trustee, and many others. He has two decades of practice and consulting experience in the IT sector.
Information Systems Auditor
Temitope Adeniyan is an Information Systems Auditor at Venture Garden Group. She has a passion and drive for technology. Temitope did not follow the normal path into IT Security as she holds a degree in English and Literary Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Nigeria. She began her career as a writer and photographer then mastered her craft in IT Systems Audit.
She pursued her career path diligently with continuous learning and development. She is a PECB Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Aside being an intelligent auditor, Temitope is a positive thinker, problem solver goal-getter, very passionate about helping young innovative individuals’ transition seamlessly into the tech space. Temitope loves photography and writing. She is an astute, jovial, deeply creative, and innovative tech savvy. Her vision is to be one of the most valuable and innovative Female IT Auditors in Africa.
Regional Head of Information Security
is a transformational Information Security Leader with over fifteen (15) years’ experience in Technology Risk and Information Security Management covering information risk management, security strategy, cyber resilience, security architecture, governance, risk assessments, audits and penetration testing, security engineering, design and implementation of controls for Financial Systems (including Payments, Mobile Financial Services, Digital Banking and ecommerce), infrastructure security and security incident management. He is currently the Regional Information Security Officer Standard Bank Group (the largest Financial Services Institution on the African Continent) responsible for shaping and driving the Information Security Strategy for the countries Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, and Tanzania responsible for protecting bank’s digital infrastructure and customer assets as well as driving the business strategy.
He has previously worked with Stanbic Bank Uganda as the Head of Information Security, Housing Finance Bank as a Senior Manager IT Networks and Information Security and the professional services firm, Ernst & Young (EY) as a Systems Security Analyst. I have also worked with Standard Bank in the United Kingdom (UK) and Stanbic Bank Kenya on attachment.
Hosea holds a Master of Science degree in Data Communications and Software Engineering (distinction) from Makerere University and several key Industry certifications among them CISSP, CISM, CEH and CASP. He has also undergone several distinguished Leadership and Management training programs among them; the Digital Savvy Board Programmer of MIT Sloan Executive Education and the Harvard Management Mentor training program.
Hosea is passionate about the role of Information Security in enabling workforce productivity, enhancing customer experience, driving Digital Transformation and accelerating the adoption of Digital Financial Services. He enjoys reading and plays tennis for fun, he is avid supporter of the Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and Lewis Hamilton of the Formula 1 team Mercedes. His favorite authors are Malcom Gladwell, Yuval Noah Harari and Robert Greene.
Mr. Amadou A. Bah is a Security Consultant, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Pen tester (CPT), Forensic Analyst and Cybersecurity First Responder (CFR 210/310), Certified Cybersecurity Incident Handler, a graduate in Computer Science, He attended International Programmed on Security Studies at George C Marshall European Center for Security Studies, A madhouse Cybersecurity Advocate and an instructor in Cybersecurity for Reano International Institute in South Africa, Management Development Institute (MDI), and Africa Virtual Center for Security Studies. Heis Co-Founder and currently President of Africa Cybersecurity Alliance, the Gambia Cyber Security Alliance, both are professional civil society organizations that creates awareness on Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Data Protection and Privacy, Digital rights and advocates for safe internet usage in the Gambia, Africa and beyond.
Mr. Bah is an activist in the above mentioned and provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment in the following industries in Africa: Banks, Law Enforcement, Intelligent sector, ISP’s and governments.
Currently he is working with G4S Secure Solutions as Technical Director and a Cybersecurity consultant. He has an in-depth technical capacity building in, recently he conducted a practical hands on Cybersecurity training for Critical National Information Infrastructures holders Funded by the World Bank in the Gambia.
He conducts training for the Gambia Police Force on Cyber Security, Fraud Detection E.g. Sim-boxing, online fraud, cybercrime investigation.
Mr. Bah conducts training for several sectors in the area of Ethical Hacking, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics and Cybercrimes. He has extensive experience in Electronic security related fields ranging from surveillance systems deployment, electronic access controls and building management systems (BMS) etc.
Mr. Bah has been in the voluntary field for the past two decades promoting and building capacities and connecting young people too the rexperts in the ICT domain beyond the border of the Gambia to contribute in transforming the ICT ecosystem in Africa in terms of Cybersecurity and Awareness.
He provides technical support through the Africa Cybersecurity Alliance and its partners to set up and train several Cyber Crime units for over 6 Law enforcement forces and services in Africa.
Cybersecurity & digital forensics Expert
Yusuph Kileo is an expert in the field of cybersecurity and Digital forensics. He is an award-winning expert in the field of cybersecurity –Sitting at the board of Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) and BC–Rep at The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He Consult multiple organisations on Capacity building, Cybersecurity awareness, Information security Policies & Cybersecurity personnel recruitments. He often speaks on and chairs panel on infosec & cybercrimes.
Principal Security Consultant
is an award-winning, industry-respected technology enthusiast, CISO, author, and speaker. He has over a decade of experience building cybersecurity and privacy programs that drive innovation in the fast-moving consumer goods, internet service provider, and system integrator markets. An effective leader who has built trusted business partnerships, Oriyomi is passionate about architecting strategic solutions, enabling resilience, and incorporating core principles driving digital transformations. He does this with agile, forward-thinking security strategies that consistently transform in alignment with businesses to deliver consistent system performance with security throughout ecosystems amid constant and changing threats.
He believes in raising awareness, influencing positive change, and using forward-thinking methods to lead digitalization.
He currently sits on EC-Council’s Global Advisory Board on Network Security and is an Executive Member of the CyberEdBoard Community.
Founder & CEO
Mr. Gaurav Batra is a tech entrepreneur, Risk Advisor, and cybersecurity professional with 15 years of direct experience. He possesses Strong knowledge of IT-Business alignment, large scale project deployment, and organization-wide security deployments.
He is currently the Founder & CEO of CyberFrat and has previous experience of working with organizations like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MetLife, JP Morgan, Axis Bank, and Mondelēz international. He has also been awarded CISO of the year 2017 – 2020, Top 100 InfoSec maestros, Data security champion, India’s top 20 InfoSec influencers, and many more speakers and InfoSec level recognition including one from The Economic Times.
His specialties include Cyber Security Marketing, IT Strategy & Execution, Technology Integration, Mergers and Acquisition, IT Budgeting, Datacenter Migrations, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Security Deployment, information security Governance, Security Operations, Consulting, Controls, Audits, Fraud Analysis, Business Continuity Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration testing, Budgeting and Resourcing within the BFSI, IT and FMCG sectors.
Steve Mambo is a renowned cyber leader within the East African region. He has spent the last 15 years providing advisory on cyber security defense mechanisms and offering services to clients across the region.
His specialty ranges from cyber risk assessment, building cyber defense strategies and developing cyber security roadmaps. He is currently keeping himself busy with projects that promote secure digital transformation across Africa.
SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist
Anna Collard is currently SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa where she drives security awareness across the African continent. Collard founded security content publisher Popcorn Training, which was acquired by KnowBe4 in 2018.
Assistant Director for Cyber Security
Mr. Unguec Stephen is an ICT professional passionate about ICT infrastructure development, digital inclusion and cyber security, With over 7 years of experience in the ICT regulatory sector currently working with the South Sudan National Communications Authority (NCA), as an Assistant Director for Cyber Security.
He is a co-founder of the South Sudan Internet Governance (SS-IGF) and a founding member of the Internet Society South Sudan chapter representing the government stakeholder. Also, Mr. Stephen has been actively participating in the local Internet Governance Activities including the development of the South Sudan Cyber Security & Computer Misuse Provisional bill and the South Sudan Personal Data Protection bill drafting process.
Mr. Stephen is a graduate of Computer Applications from Punjab Technical University and holds a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security from the University of York.
Dr. Avinash Ramtohul has 25 years working experience in the IT industry in Africa including 15 years with Oracle in Middle East and Africa. He is presently the Managing Director for Oracle in Mauritius and Leader for Solution Engineering across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. In parallel, Avinash was leading the local Micros team between 2015 and 2017.
He has various academic publications and has presented several research papers in International Conferences, covering e-government, information security, e-learning and Leadership/Change Management. He has also published his work in respected International Journals.
Dr. Ramtohul holds a PhD, LLB (Hons), MBA, MSc and BSc from University of Mauritius, University of Central Lancashire- UK, University of Bristol-UK and University of Pune-India, respectively. His Doctoral Thesis specializes in Information Security for E-Government. Dr. Ramtohul is Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute, UK), Chartered IT Professional (Chartered Institute for IT) and a part-time faculty member of University of Technology, Mauritius. He is currently pursuing law studies with the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
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