The African market has been evolving at a gradual pace and has seen huge economic transformations in the recent years. Kenya has been one of the key drivers in the African economy to bring out drastic initiatives. Information and communications technology and the cyber space platforms have become he core pillars and key enablers of Kenya’s Vision 2030 considering its emphasis on transforming Kenya into an industrialized and secure country by laying its foundation on science, technology, and innovation. However, cyber security breaches and attacks are incumbent commonplace threats to organizations and individuals across the globe and are becoming impediments to Kenya’s transformation. It is of paramount importance to urgently and consistently drive national and regional cyber security dialog, and enhance our efforts to secure critical infrastructures and sensitive data. The success of cyber security heavily depends on multiple tangible and intangible factors such as the development of standards, policies and legal frameworks; assessments of risks, governance and compliance; law enforcement and legal interception; sharing and disseminating critical information and alerts; and most importantly create further education and regular awareness amongst the key stakeholders. In order to address the issues of cyber security, and to provide strategic thrusts to protect the critical infrastructure and sensitive information, Naseba, in partnership with the African Cyberspace Network, will organize the Pan-African Cyber Defense Summit (ACDS) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Poor cyber security has affected all levels of society, may it be in the national, local, or personal level. In the digital world, nation states, terrorist groups, tasteless organizations and rouge individuals can launch cyber-attacks from anywhere, anytime, disrupting and damaging our democracy and way of life.
To confront this problem, awareness must be raised. At “Cybercon Asia”, our mission is to produce a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together various industries. Including, but not limited to the government, the academe, and the corporate sphere all with the objective to raise interest and awareness about the state of cyber security on both domestic and international level.
The Eleventh Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks (SCN 2018) aims to bring together researchers in the field of cryptography and information security, practitioners, developers, and users to foster cooperation, exchange techniques, tools, experiences and ideas. The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all practical and theoretical aspects of cryptography and information security. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research of theoretical and practical impact, including concepts, techniques, applications and practical experiences. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings.
Time to gear up and get ROOTCON 12 a kick-off, starting off with our first task the ROOTCON 12 theme.
Event themes will give us the feel and vibe on the conference each year, last year we had Humans meets IoT where we had a vibe of knowing the troubles and insecurities on IoT devices.
This year we thought of giving highlights on the hacker community and the culture it’s living, our theme will be Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution which is based from the novel written by Steven Levey, on his novel he discussed about hacker culture and that he thought hackers were fascinating people, adventurers, visionaries, risk-takers and artists rather than what most ordinary nowadays pictured the word “hackers”. The look n feel of this years theme will be carrying a Retro and 8-bit feel.
Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.
Tactical Edge brings together recognized leaders and experts in Bogota, Colombia for two days in March, during which they will share their knowledge and their experience with those present.
Our experts will present best practices on how companies in different verticals such as critical infrastructure, retail, finance, healthcare, and others, can protect themselves from existing, and new types, of cyber attacks.
PROTECT 2019 Theme: “Business Resiliency – the Next Evolutionary Phase of Business Continuity”
PROTECT is an international exhibition and conference on Security and Safety which Leverage International (Consultants) Inc. organizes every year.Launched in 2005 with the Anti-Terrorism Council, the PROTECT series is the only government-private sector partnership in the Philippines devoted to security and safety. It consists of an international exhibition, a high level conference, free-to-attend technical workshops and networking opportunities. It is attended by decision makers and CEOs, Senior Officials of government agencies, Security Specialists and Consultants, IT and Cyber Security Professionals, Strategic Planners, Risk Managers, Terrorism Experts, Construction Managers, Architects, Systems Integrators, Operators of Critical Infrastructures, Academics, End Users and everyone concerned with security and safety.
This groundbreaking Summit is designed for senior security thought leaders working in Italy to help trigger productive discussions and promote best practices with the aim of putting together robust policies and standards that will shape a more secure future for Italian infrastructure and assets. The ItaliaSec summit is brought to you by Qatalyst Global.
ACNS will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, from June 5 to June 7 2019.
ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography and its application to systems and network security. The goal is to represent both academic research works as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers.
Electronic communication networks and interconnected digital services have become ubiquitous as they have permeated every fold of everyday life. At a time when automated profiling and electronic surveillance have become commodities, citizens and businesses alike may face limitations and threats when they have personal data processed or seek to protect their privacy on the internet or when using general communication services. Limitations in the transparency, the functionality and interconnectivity of online and communication services increases the risk of having personal data processed out of control of any accountable person or organization or simply becoming exposed to all sorts of privacy threats.
The recalibrated legal framework in the EU as manifested by the promulgation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is key in an effort to better control the processing of personal data. Additionally, the forthcoming Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications is expected to give new impetus to the way privacy is protected in electronic communications. Even the best legislative efforts cannot keep up to speed with the pace of innovative technology and business models that challenge the way personal data is processed and privacy is protected across the EU and beyond; therefore, examining what is at stake and where threats thereto originate from becomes of paramount importance.
In the light of the above, ENISA, DG CONNECT, the University of Rome Tor Vergata and LUISS University are organizing the Annual Privacy Forum (APF) 2019.