The second virtual Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference will take place November 11, 2020. The half-day online event explores cybersecurity culture in Africa and shares best practices for organisations and individuals on the continent. Hosted by cybersecurity awareness training organisation KnowBe4 Africa, in collaboration with Cyber Security Africa, it will feature speakers, leaders, analysts and decision makers sharing their skills and knowledge around cybersecurity and the cybersecurity culture in business.

Cybersecurity culture in Africa

The virtual cybersecurity culture conference will look at how organisations can embed secure employee behaviour to maximise protection.

The first online conference, hosted in June 2020, saw more than 1 300 people from around the world register to attend. They had the opportunity to engage with industry experts from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Norway, the USA and South Africa, looking at key trends and topics relevant to cybersecurity on the African continent.

The line-up of speakers for the November 11 conference includes experts from various industry sectors. The focus is on helping organisations embed security into their cultures and enabling them to thrive in increasingly complex and uncertain times. This is a necessity highlighted by the 2020 Global Security Culture Report by KnowBe4 and CTLRe which emphasised the importance of compliance and security behaviour in ensuring that organisations remain vigilant and secure.

Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy at KnowBe4 Africa says, “The question the report raises is simple – how can an organisation embed secure employee behaviour to minimise the risk and maximise protection? The answer is that security has to be management’s responsibility and needs to remain an ongoing priority. A few emails and posters about password hygiene aren’t going to cut it when a phishing email or ransomware breaks loose. And this can happen with just one accidental click of a mouse.”

To find out more about how Africa leads the way in security culture and the areas that need to change for the continent to thrive, the report can be downloaded from:

The virtual Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference will tackle these and other relevant issues over the course of the morning. Speakers will cover social engineering, mobile security, security culture programmes, and incentivised behavioural changes, among other topics. Attendees are invited to discuss key trends, to explore the development of a robust African security position, and to walk away with practical tips and advice that can be implemented in their own organisations.

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