The cyber security industry has reached a critical point in the world. Rising levels of sophistication within the cyber criminal world, coupled with the rapid shift to digital technologies, fast-tracked by the coronavirus pandemic, has emphasised cyber security’s importance for both individual organisations and wider society.
Ransomware, cloud breaches, insider threats, business email compromises, disinformation campaigns and supply chain attacks – are just a few of the several ways in which cyber criminals have complicated the work of the organisational security professionals today.
In 2021, four in ten companies in the UK reported having cyber security breaches or attacks. During the same period in South Africa, it was reported by Interpol that the country had the third-highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide, at a cost to the economy of R2.2 billion a year. About 60 percent of local firms were hurt by ransomware attacks in 2021, up from less than half in 2020.
With the average ransom payment by South African organisations reportedly being more than R3.2 million, the cost of such attacks could be devastating to the economy.
As digital business transformation pervades the enterprise and going digital becomes essential to get every job done, security and risk leaders must become the change agents driving secure digital transformation. No longer focused solely on defence, organisations are finding value in actively partnering with security organisations, to help anticipate and manage security risks in pursuit of enterprise excellence.
The 2023 Cyber Security Conference, scheduled for the 2nd and the 3rd of November 2023 at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will feature insights to help security and risk management leaders and practitioners to continuously improve the flexibility and responsiveness of security risk management techniques and technology to achieve mission-critical objectives.
Cybersecurity executives and professionals from around the region and beyond will gather at this event to discuss the newest and hottest cybersecurity technologies in relation to well-known key industries that include finance, automotive, industrial, medical, retail, technology, etc., and management systems.
Speakers will also share their analyses of significant laws, policies and regulations that have an impact on cyber security, as well as information optimised to help you achieve stronger performance on your organization’s mission-critical priorities.