The Internet of things (IOT) is changing cybersecurity in our homes, work and offices, while smart devices are now more connected externally and open up organizations for network exposures on all levels. Implementing and managing a IT security strategy is now a key issue for any organisation. Ransomware attacks continue to evolve more sophisticated ways to get onto corporate networks. Cryptocurrencies have enabled cybercrime to become a profitable way to make money directly from malware. Already the social engineering aspect of successful attacks is far more sophisticated and tailored than ever before. The digital revolution is having an unprecedented impact on interconnectivity, the future of work, people, development and learning. Developments in robotics, social media, AI, drones, machine learning, and virtual reality, are changing the requirements of the future workforce and with it the need for IT and cyber security in increasing daily. IT security professionals have to prepare themselves and protect their organizations from continuous random attacks and cyber criminals.
The forum will address the future of IT Security and the challenges faced in the new digital age. By attending this forum you will learn about IT security and the role the function plays in reshaping the future while protecting your organisation. You will learn that the most effective leaders in IT security are those who understand that the future of IT security is driven by data, applications, infrastructure, governance, partnerships and cognitive ability. An increase in our cognitive ability will allow machine learning to enhance security, while allowing human interaction to be focused on higher level, higher risk processes and procedures. The forum will consist of a number of participants who will each discuss a particular aspect of the future challenges and opportunities faced by professionals in IT security. The audience will get an opportunity to direct questions to the forum members and as a result attendees will get their most pressing questions answered.
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Venue: Regenesys Business School, 4 Pybus Road (cnr. Katherine Street), Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa