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Date: 15 - 17 May 2012
Sandton Convention Centre

Have trusted technologies
failed you?

The 7th annual ITWeb Security Summit brings together key industry experts in IT security and related industries who will focus on the issue of trust, and the need to re-assess the standard approaches to IT security.

Summit themes:

What do you trust? (Plenary)
  In the wake of recent IT security breaches and compromises, the question has to be asked: who do you trust? The 7th Annual ITWeb Security Summit kicks off with a look at what we can still trust when it comes to information security.
Where to now? (Plenary)
  Having seen the world of IT Security shaken and trusted technologies fail, we need to re-assess the standard approaches, and start finding new solutions to pressing security challenges.
The changing landscape
  This track looks at emerging threats and how these are driving necessary paradigm shifts. The speakers will describe the current security landscape and assess what is working and what isn't.
  With increased mobility, come increased and varied threats. This track is packed with information about malware, spyware and tactics. It provides an analysis of key vulnerabilities and different attack scenarios. It addresses the possibilities and risks of mobility in Africa.
Trust and Identity
  This track aims to gain a better understanding of digital identity threats and how best to deal with them. It will cover the demise of SSL and what we can use to underpin trust on the internet.
Enterprise Resource Planning
  This track presents the three most important presentations on SAP insecurity from last year and combines them into one session for the first time. If you’re running SAP, you’ll want to be in this track.
Electronic Money
  Bitcoin exploded into our consciousness last year, this track offers a discussion around current trends, regulatory issues and future prospects for electronic money. It will tackle some key issues raised surrounding e-money, including security and privacy.
Security & Politics

As security becomes increasingly politicised, with nation-state directed and sponsored attacks becoming a standard part of our news headlines, we need to understand how this affects us.  Our speakers they will identify key threats, and reveal connections between cyber security and national policy.  Hackers, key threats and mitigation strategies will be examined.

International keynote speakers:

Moxie Marlinspike is a renowned whitehat hacker who will present around the issue of trust, in light of recent high-profile security breaches Kenneth Geers is the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) cyber subject matter expert and will discuss key issues related to cyber war

Eddie Schwartz, CISO of RSA, The Security Division of EMC will discuss new security paradigms in his talk titles ‘A State of Dynamic Risk: Containment and Victory in a World of Advanced Threats’

Josh Corman’s research cuts across sectors to the core challenges of the industry, and drives evolutionary strategies.  Josh is Director of Security Intelligence at Akamai Technologies

Raj Samani is VP/CTO of McAfee EMEA and he will assess the pertinent topic of cybercriminals and social engineering Dr Charlie Miller is the principal research consultant at Accuvant Labs and he will address Instastock, his app which circumvented the AppStore review process and broke codesigning
Conference Day 1 - 15 May
Conference Day 2 - 16 May

Benefit from hands-on workshops
Three interactive sessions are currently being developed and will enhance delegates’ experience at the Summit by creating a space that allows for individual attention and maximum interaction among participants and the facilitator.
Workshops - 17 May

Immerse yourself in intensive, skill-building two day sessions

We are proud to announce a new feature on the Security Summit programme – sought-after training from the SANS Institute. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world.

One of the courses that will be run is: Security 440 - 20 Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing and Auditing, presented by Steve Armstrong, a  SANS certified instructor.

For security professionals, this course enables you to see how to put the controls in place in your existing network though effective and widespread use of cost-effective automation.

SANS training - 17 & 18 May

Visit the ITWeb Security Summit exhibition

Prominent solutions providers from the information security industry will be available to discuss their products and services at the exhibition that runs alongside the Security Summit. Delegates will be able to assess and compare new tools and solutions within the IT security space. In addition, a range of exciting prizes will be up for grabs to delegates who visit the expo area.
About our sponsors Gallery from Security Summit 2011

Security Summit 2011 delegate feedback
Absa“Remains the best IT conference in South Africa.”
T-Systems “Provides something for everyone.”
The Forthree“Well thought out programme and list of speakers with hands-on experience in their fields.”
Mutual & Federal“Offers a lot of value.”
Absa“Excellent conference! Well organised, great venue, great people and great food.”
Nedbank “'Nicely organised. Relevant speakers.”


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Conference Day 1 - 15 May
Conference Day 2 - 16 May
Workshops - 17 May
SANS Training - 17 & 18 May
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Established in 2009, Performanta specializes only in the discipline of Information Security. The company provides technology, services and consulting solutions allowing them to give customers an end to end information security service. Their focus on pragmatic solutions is reflected in their motto: Practical Trust Performanta.


RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance solutions, helping the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.

Infosec needs an injection of honesty
10 Apr 2012 - Fresh approaches are urgently needed in the IT security space, says Haroon Meer, founder of Thinkst.


Social engineering gets broader target
2 Apr 2012 - The Internet and social media are facilitating wider-ranging social engineering campaigns than ever before, says Raj Samani, VP and CTO of McAfee.
Bitcoin: a mobile money alternative
By Gareth van Zyl, Editor, ITWeb Africa
26 Mar 2012 -
The virtual currency could take off in Africa, just like payment systems such as M-Pesa.
The right to bear (electronic) arms
By Jon Tullett, Editor: News analysis
22 Mar 2012 -
International cyber warfare is a reality today, as governments engage with one another in espionage and sabotage.
Pwn2Own: the real story behind browser hacks
By Jon Tullett, Editor: News analysis
13 Mar 2012 - The annual Pwn2Own competition highlights vulnerabilities in software. How concerned should you really be?
SANS IT security training in SA for the first time
13 Mar 2012 - The globally respected SANS Institute will deliver its IT security professionals' training in South Africa for the first time, when it participates in the annual ITWeb Security Summit, in Sandton, in May.
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Those charged with developing and implementing their organisation's information security programmes, including:
CEOs/Managing Directors
- CIOs, CISOs and CFOs
-Chief security, risk, compliance, process and technology officers
Senior Business Executives whose jobs include enterprise security responsibilities
Senior Business Executives whose jobs include critical infrastructure protection
Information Security Managers and Directors
Information Security Staff
Network and Systems Security Administrators
Enterprise Security Architects
Business Continuity Managers
Data Security Professionals
IT Auditors
IT/MIS Staff
Internet Security Managers
Systems Planners and Analysts
Security Analysts
Systems Administrators
Software and Application Developers
Technical and Support Specialists
Systems Integrators
Web Masters
Strategic Planners

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