AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM PARTNERS WITH siberXchange

AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM PARTNERS WITH siberXchange

Nairobi, 20TH OCTOBER  2020:

AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE Forum is pleased to announce we have entered into a strategic partnership with siberXchange, North America’s first cyber studio & community platform.

With the pandemic resulting in unique cybersecurity responses around the globe, this partnership aims to bring to our audience security solutions based and focused on leadership, strategic management, innovation, & cutting-edge technology to the challenges of leading information security programs.

Africa Cyber Defense Forum will champion strategic and leading role through its programs to spotlight Africa during partner, continental, Intercontinental and Global Programs on cybersecurity to enhance learning from the continent, understanding the opportunities in the African Technology Market as well as how to navigate through the unique challenges, circumstances, attack surfaces and the ever-evolving challenges from global best practices and experts.

“Partnering with siberXchange to deliver transformative programs to our audience will allow us to provide the very best technology business programs and portfolio strategies on which we’ll conceive, design, and build the next generation of transformative content, digital products, and platforms,” said Gilbert Nyandeje, Founder and CEO, Africa Cyber Defense Forum. “Together, working as one team, we will unlock the full potential of digital transformations and place our audience on the best path for best practices and success in the new digital and Cyber business landscape in Africa”

The siberXchange – Africa Cyber Defense Forum partnership is a powerful combination. “As the security perimeter of the enterprise has shifted, we have moved along with them to bring quality content & engagement to the screens of the global cybersecurity community in a safe, secure & sustainable model,” said Mahdi Raza, CEO – siberXchange

As an indication of the commitment to the partnership, the Africa Cyber Defense Forum is hosting the Africa CISO day, at the Intercontinental CISO Forum 2020 during the CISO FORUM CANADA 2020 by siberXchange

By virtually linking siberXchange and the Africa Cyber Defense Forum’s audience of more than 40,000+,  the partnership platform will not only be for the innovative companies keen on the issues of the Cyber threats, cyber threat solutions, or being ahead of the industry trends, but most importantly, the place to make the impression deals in the major African technology market.

About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

THE AFRICA CYBER Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well-curated and world-class content, engages top-level government, Technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional, and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security, cyber defense, and cybersecurity through progressive and inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society, and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent and society, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About siberXchange

siberXchange is North America’s first cyber studio & community platform.

Since its launch in August 2020, siberXchange a growing, international community of cybersecurity leaders & professionals from the public and private sectors. With representation from large organizations, small to medium enterprises, and start-up ventures, the platform is a focal point for discussing and demonstrating the latest issues around cybersecurity. The siberXchange platform is delivered through two independent, integrated platforms: the cyber studio in the Town of Ajax’s Innovation Village and a dedicated online community portal.

The studio is an innovative cybersecurity studio where professionals and organizations can deliver broadcast-quality sessions. Built by industry professionals, the studio allows presenters to run panels, keynotes, demonstrations, and more; live or pre-recorded, these sessions are then beamed directly to an audience coupled with high-quality graphics, effects, and informational slides. In August 2020, over 60 sessions were delivered to an average viewership of 220 unique viewers. All viewers can watch the sessions live or pre-recorded and engage through live chat, blogs, instant messaging, and more. The live social media networking

www.siberxchange.ca

CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN AFRICA AS CYBER-RELATED RISKS SPIKE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Press Release

CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN AFRICA AS CYBER-RELATED RISKS SPIKE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – THE BAROMETER REPORT 2020

Nairobi, 26th June 2020: AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE Forum 2020 has become the first of its kind international online experience in the history of Cyber Defense in Africa. This involved intense conversations around the key thematic areas through sessions, panel discussions, innovative technology demos as well as Virtual cyberlympics competition making the forum one of its kind in the African continent attracting speakers and participants from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

The Barometer Report 2020

The African threat landscape is continuously seeing a rise in the number of attacks and an increase in several cyber-related frauds in the time of the CoviD-19 pandemic and the cybercriminals are continuously exploiting the situation and targeting healthcare sectors in Africa and across the world.

This report is a summary of the key highlights of the different thoughts and insights from industry experts in a wide range of areas ranging from national security, Africa threat landscape in the eyes of Interpol, risk management, cybersecurity and governance, data protection and privacy in the digital economy among others. This report is available for free at

https://africacyberdefenseforum.com/insights/

About the Report

The report occupies a strategic position in the Forum, as it not only consolidates the different insights but also acts as a source of knowledge for the technology industry in Africa and helps shape the policy of the African region according to the Forum’s Founder and CEO, Mr. Gilbert Nyandeje.

It is shared annually with the different stakeholders and forum participants and this helps to keep the conversation ongoing on what are the necessary measures and recommendations as well as takeaways that can be explored by the Africa policymakers to help pass better policies that encapsulate the voice of the African citizens as far as data protection, safer technology, and privacy among other issues of societal importance are concerned.

About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

THE AFRICA CYBER Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well-curated and world-class content, engages top-level government, Technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional, and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security, cyber defense, and cybersecurity through progressive and inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society, and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent and the society, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

For more information visit africacyberdefenseforum.com

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Communications and Program, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

TANTV IS A MEDIA PARTNER AT AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM (ACDF) 2020

Nairobi, 23rd June 2020: TANTV is a media partner of the first African Virtual Cyber Defense Forum 2020 taking place on the 24th -25th June 2020.

The theme of the conference is A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs and focuses on the future of information security through better and safer cyber defense technology through;

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

According to an ICT security survey conducted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics & Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya alone lost about Sh18 billion ($175 million) to cybercrime in 2016 while Markets and Markets analysis report on the African Cybersecurity published in its June 2015 publication suggested that the Africa cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020.

The 2020 forum will feature;

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa Europe and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

The forum’s chairman, Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of Afralti, who spoke on the sidelines of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum Advisory Meeting in Nairobi, said that Africa Cyber Defense Forum has put in place a robust framework to promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

 

The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages top level government, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

 

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector.

 

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

 

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme; A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

 

For more information, visit: https://africacyberdefenseforum.com/

 

About TANTV

 

TANTV is a multimedia communications and production company. We use various media formats such as television programs, documentaries, magazines, podcasts, events and more to tell socially impactful stories for a multicultural global audience. We are particularly focused on covering the socially impactful work from the multicultural communities in the diaspora. Our mission is to inform, engage, inspire, educate and entertain through our multimedia content for our multicultural audience around the globe. We engage in creative partnerships with brands focused on a local-global social impact agenda. Our vision is to serve as a trusted source for news and culturally relevant content useful to the multicultural communities in the diaspora. A platform to share ideas that makes the world a better and more sustainable place to live in.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.tantvstudios.com/about-tantv-studios

 

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

ENOVISE PRESENTS AT VIRTUAL AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

Nairobi, 19th June 2020: ENOVISE will be presenting at the first African Virtual Cyber Defense Forum 2020 taking place on the 24th -25th June 2020.

The theme of the conference is A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs and focuses on the future of information security through better and safer cyber defense technology through;

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

According to an ICT security survey conducted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics & Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya alone lost about Sh18 billion ($175 million) to cybercrime in 2016 while Markets and Markets analysis report on the African Cybersecurity published in its June 2015 publication suggested that the Africa cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020.

The 2020 forum will feature;

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa Europe and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

The forum’s chairman, Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of Afralti, who spoke on the sidelines of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum Advisory Meeting in Nairobi, said that Africa Cyber Defense Forum has put in place a robust framework to promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages top level government, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme; A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: https://africacyberdefenseforum.com/

About ENOVISE

Enovise is an AWARD WINNING and LEADING GLOBAL cyber security firm, recognized for its unique approach to information security risks. It has a proven track record of providing information security consultancy services to a wide range of clients in governments, telecommunication, banking, Oil and Gas industry, Small and Medium Enterprises amongst others.

The company has a vast experience helping organizations protect their Critical Information  Assets through Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Competence building and training in cyber security, Response to security incidents, Deployment and integration of Security Solutions, Security Operations Centre Management, Managed Detection and Response, Threat Intelligence  and ensuring compliance to internationally recognized security standards and frameworks; ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, ITIL amongst others.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the company has offices in KENYA, BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA, MALAWI and RWANDA.

For more information, visit: https://enovise.com

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

INTERPOL PRESENTS AT VIRTUAL AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

INTERPOL PRESENTS AT VIRTUAL AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

Nairobi, 18th June 2020: INTERPOL will be presenting at the first African Virtual Cyber Defense Forum 2020 taking place on the 24th -25th June 2020.

The theme of the conference is A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs and focuses on the future of information security through better and safer cyber defense technology through;

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

According to an ICT security survey conducted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics & Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya alone lost about Sh18 billion ($175 million) to cybercrime in 2016 while Markets and Markets analysis report on the African Cybersecurity published in its June 2015 publication suggested that the Africa cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020.

The 2020 forum will feature;

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa Europe and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

The forum’s chairman, Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of Afralti, who spoke on the sidelines of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum Advisory Meeting in Nairobi, said that Africa Cyber Defense Forum has put in place a robust framework to promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages top level government, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme; A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About INTERPOL

For more than 100 years, police across the globe have been cooperating to prevent and fight crime.

While some of the basic crimes remain unchanged over the years (murder, robbery) other crimes have followed technological, economic and sociological developments in our world (such as cybercrime and people smuggling).

Policing has also advanced in line with developments in technology. Until the 1980s, when our records were computerized, data was processed and analyzed manually.

In 1935, we launched a dedicated radio network for sharing police information while today’s secure web-based system allows police to check our databases in real-time from the frontline.

Yet the very first initiatives to discuss extradition procedures, identification techniques and record keeping are still at the heart of our role today. Locating fugitives remains a core activity, biometrics have replaced paper fingerprints and our databases contain millions of global records of criminal data.

We began as the International Criminal Police Commission, created in 1923, and became the International Criminal Police Organization-INTERPOL in 1956.

For more information, visit: https://www.interpol.int/

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

WALLIX SPONSORS VIRTUAL AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

Nairobi, 17th June 2020: WALLIX sponsors the first African Virtual Cyber Defense Forum 2020 taking place on the 24th -25th June 2020.

The theme of the conference is A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs and focuses on the future of information security through better and safer cyber defense technology through;

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

According to an ICT security survey conducted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics & Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya alone lost about Sh18 billion ($175 million) to cybercrime in 2016 while Markets and Markets analysis report on the African Cybersecurity published in its June 2015 publication suggested that the Africa cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020.

The 2020 forum will feature

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa Europe and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

The forum’s chairman, Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of Afralti, who spoke on the sidelines of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum Advisory Meeting in Nairobi, said that Africa Cyber Defense Forum has put in place a robust framework to promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages top level government, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme; A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About WALLIX

A software company providing cyber security solutions, WALLIX Group is a European specialist in privileged account governance.

In response to recent regulatory change (NIS/GDPR in Europe and OVIs in France) and the cyber security threats affecting all companies today, WALLIX Bastion helps users protect their critical IT assets: data, servers, terminals and connected objects. It is the first market solution to have been awarded first-level security certification (CSPN) by France’s National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) and thus meet all of the criteria for regulatory compliance.

WALLIX accompanies more than 1000 companies and organizations on a day-to-day basis. Its solutions are marketed through a network of more than 170 resellers and trained and accredited integrators. Listed on Euronext under the code ALLIX, WALLIX Group is a leader on the PAM market with a strong presence throughout Europe and EMEA. Alain Afflelou, Dassault Aviation, Gulf Air, Maroc Telecom, McDonald’s, Michelin, and PSA Peugeot-Citroën trust WALLIX to secure their information systems.

WALLIX Bastion was a winner at the 2016 Computing Security Awards and has been rated Best Buy by SC Magazine, as well as being named among the PAM leaders in the KuppingerCole 2020 Leadership Compass report. The company is a member of Bpifrance Excellence, a champion of the Pôle Systematic Paris Region cluster and a founding member of the Hexatrust grouping of cyber security companies. In 2017, WALLIX Group was included in Forbes France’s Futur40 ranking of fastest-growing listed companies.

For more information, visit: https://www.wallix.com

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

POINT3 SECURITY SPONSORS THE AFRICA CYBERLYMPICS AND DEFENSE COMPETITION

POINT3 SECURITY SPONSORS THE AFRICA CYBERLYMPICS AND DEFENSE COMPETITION (ACDC) AT THE AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

 

Nairobi, 12th June 2020: Point3 Security, leaders in advanced training of cybersecurity professionals through gamified challenges, has sponsored the Africa Cyberlympics and Defense Competition 2020 during the virtual Africa Cyber Defense Forum that takes place on the 24th – 25th June of 2020.

The partnership aims at enhancing visible working knowledge, and establishing a tactical platform for innovative products and skillset to contribute towards a safer and secure world and a contribution towards addressing the skills gap in the cyber security industry.

The Live 24hrs hackathon serves as a means of testing the capability of both upcoming cyber security enthusiasts and infosec personnel and those already established in the field looking to expand their knowledge.

The two-day event includes executive presentations across executive, technical and solutions tracks, and a 24-hour live hacking challenge and competition all of which are open to all and free of charge and is themed A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs. The forum focuses on the future of information security, security of the African and global cyber space as well as better and safer cyber defense technology through

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

The Cyberlympics (CTFs) will explore the following challenges

  • Web Exploitation badging challenge
  • Network Forensics L3
  • RE Linux i386 L5
  • Android Exploitation L2
  • Linux Exploitation L5
  • Windows Exploitation L3
  • Android RE L7

The schedules and registration information are available at

www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

The 2020 forum will feature

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa, Europe, and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

This cyberlympics and Defense competition, according to Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of AFRALTI, who is also the 2020 conference chairman will not only enhance Cyber Defense industry competitiveness and assessment but also promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation. The forum through its well-curated and world-class content, engages top-level government, Technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional, and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society, and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme, A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About Point3 Security

Founded in 2014, Point3 Security, Inc. is a premier information security organization that provides the industry with the training and analytical tools to enhance its workforce. Recognizing the industry’s increasingly complex threats, Point3 Security, Inc. provides game-based challenges that identify and cultivate cybersecurity talent for professional organizations. Point3 Security was recently named one of Inc. 500’s top fastest-growing companies.

For more information please visit ittakesahuman.com.

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM COLLABORATES WITH AFRALTI TO HOST VIRTUAL CYBER DEFENSE FORUM ALONGSIDE CYBERLYMPICS

Nairobi, 2nd June 2020: Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF) in collaboration with Africa Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute, AFRALTI, is announcing the first African Virtual Cyber Defense Forum 2020 taking place on the 24th -25th June 2020.

The theme of the conference is A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs and focuses on the future of information security through better and safer cyber defense technology through

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

According to an ICT security survey conducted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics & Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya alone lost about Sh18 billion ($175 million) to cybercrime in 2016 while Markets and Markets analysis report on the African Cybersecurity published in its June 2015 publication suggested that the Africa cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020.

The 2020 forum will feature

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa, Europe, and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

The forum’s chairman, Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of AFRALTI, who spoke on the sidelines of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum Advisory Meeting in Nairobi, said that Africa Cyber Defense Forum has put in place a robust framework to promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation. The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages top level government, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme, A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About AFRALTI

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) is an Inter-Governmental Institute established in 1993 to supplement and spearhead ICT development efforts mainly in English-speaking Africa. Currently the member States that have ratified the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) include Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Kingdom of Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, out of the 23 eligible members.

AFRALTI has an African footprint in the continent. The Institute has over the years expanded its tentacles and participants come from most African countries. AFRALTI trains in English speaking African countries through various collaborations. In the French speaking African countries, AFRALTI partners with Ecolé Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT), a Centre of Excellence (CoE) partner in Dakar, Senegal. In the West African region, our collaboration with Ghana Telecommunication University College (GTUC) enables AFRALTI to reach the countries in that region and through The Institute’s active member States in the Southern and Eastern Africa. The liaisons with all these partnerships enable the Institute to reach out to Africa.

For more information, please visit: www.afralti.org

CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com