CISOs and Cybersecurity experts across Africa are set to host a content-rich virtual conference on Cybersecurity on 28th of August to assess the state of Cybersecurity in the continent.
Hosted by Trescon, the online event will draw interesting insights from leading voices in cyber threat intelligence on Africa’s booming digital ecosystem and its continent-wide online digital trade that is spurring the fundamental requirement of data protection regulations.
The continent is making great strides in fortifying its Cybersecurity perimeter by rendering cyber safety a national priority for most African states. Moreover,
Reports continue to suggest that Africa stands as one of the top regions on the global map to be hard hit by rising cybercrimes. The average cost of cybercrime for businesses increased by 22.7 per cent since 2016, reaching an average of $11.7 million globally
“There is the growing risk of economic stagnation due to Africa’s digital divide and increased cybercrimes,” said Mohammed Saleem, Founder and CEO of Trescon. He further added, “The fundamental idea behind hosting World Cyber Security Summit Africa, is to convene CISOs, IT and Cybersecurity leaders from across the world on an open online forum to unearth cyber intelligence strategies and critical investment opportunities in the African Cybersecurity ecosystem.”
The conference will explore Africa’s complex Cybersecurity landscape by essentially focusing on new-age threats and the technologies/strategies to mitigate them. Some of the key topics to be discussed include Data Privacy & Cyber Regulations; AI and ML for Cybersecurity Intelligence; Disaster Prevention and Recovery Planning; Cybersecurity Capacity Building and Cloud Security.