Conference seeks to improve cyber security

Ngoni Chiutsi
Friday, 25 August 2017
Cybercrime Cybercrime

African Cyber Security - an Information and Technology company - will host the 3rd Annual Cyber Crime Conference in Gaborone October 18th to discuss the increasing threat of cyber crime across the globe.

The event will be held under the theme: Prepare, Prevent, Prosecute. African Cyber Security digital marketer, Louisa Irojiogu, said in a statement that poor cyber security is increasingly impacting on all levels of society, nationally, locally and everyone is at risk of the threat. 

“With a few strokes of a keyboard, nation states, terrorist groups, stateless organisations and rogue individuals can launch a cyber attack from anywhere, at any time, disrupting and damaging our democracy and way of life,” reads part of the statement.

Irojiogu said the conference’s mission is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government and academic nterests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level. 

She stated that attending delegates from the public and private sectors will bring together thought leaders from industry, government and academia. 

“Our audience is designed to reflect the growing challenge that cyber security poses by no longer being contained within the realm of IT. Chief executives, technology leaders, public policy makers, attorneys, the judiciary, forward thinking business owners, and end users will join us at the conference this year,” she said.

Irojiogu said they have secured some of the world’s leading speakers in the field of cyber crime, cyber risk and cyber security. 

The speakers include Bill Wright, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Policy Council - Symantec who will be speaking on threat overview and Dr Christiaan Roos, an industry leading specialist in the field of IT auditing and cyber risk.

Another speaker, Dr James Grant, will share on how inadequate laws present challenges for successful prosecution. Also coming is Laurie Pieters-James, a forensic criminologist, to share on various issues that include internal threat.

A cyber crime expert from the FBI will address the Investigation of Cyber Crime from an international Perspective.

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