Johannesburg Chapter – March 2019

Use Case Partners

Date: Thursday, 14th of March 2019

Time: 8.00 am – 3.30 pm

Venue: Montecasino, Fourways

Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Overall Theme: Delving into Security, Where are the Lessons?

Areas of focus:

Benchmarking Strategy for Learning:

  • People
  • Process
  • Technology

This Alliance Chapter will focus on building a decision making and decision influencing community focused on impacting the ICT and Cyber Security division of enterprises and upper mid-market organisations from the Gauteng province in South Africa.

  • 0800


  • 830

    Welcome Remarks & House Keeping

  • 845

    Reflective Session

    What has been actioned?

  • 900

    Session 1 - Cyber Awareness Workshop

    Session Leader: 

    Yolanda Cornelius – Cyber Awareness Manager – Discovery

    Leigh Thomas – Director – Alliances

    Session Title: Cyber Awareness – Let’s do this

    Initial objectives of CAT & did we achieve

    • Educate user base
    • Regulatory Requirement
    • Secure Data & Infrastructure

    How do we measure success?

    • Measured by how many completed training?
    • How many modules you rolled out
    • Measured by phishing simulations
    • Measured by pass rate?

    How do we stack up with real attack?

    • SA attacks in 2017-2018
    • User behavior hasn’t changed

    New Cyber Awareness Objective

    • What behavior needs to change
    • What drives Behavior change
    • Identifying channels to facilitate remediation
    • Carrot/stick approach outdated why?
  • 1030

    Networking Break

  • 1055

    Session 2 - IBM South Africa

    Session Leader: 

    Amr Awad – MEA Regional Technical Leader – Resilient – IBM

    Session Title: Framework / Best Practices for Incident Response Orchestration and Automation

  • 1140

    Session 3 - Open Forum

    Session Leader: 

    Robin Barnwell – Head: Security Strategy Enablement – Standard Bank Group

    Session Title: Prioritization – the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others.

    • Is infosec identifying the business objectives?
    • Is infosec justifying ROI in the wrong areas?
    • How is infosec prioritising the risks that the business faces?  Where is the line?
  • 1225

    Networking Lunch

  • 1315

    Session 4 - Open Forum

    Session Leader:

    Oscar Stark – Divisional Director – Technology Operational Excellence – Liberty Group

    Session Title:

    How Security is Changing in a Digital World?


    Business models are rapidly evolving from what was the status quo for many years, to ones which are operating with higher levels of interconnectedness. This is resulting in changing trust models and leveraging of capabilities which execute in large collaborative environments.  How does this backdrop influence the security practitioners life?


    What are the prevailing business models?

    Some of the realities at play shaping the world

    Changes in security thinking to remain relevant

  • 1400

    Session 5 - Open Forum

    Session Leader:

    Gerhard Cronje – Head of Cyber Information Security Unit – South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

    Session Title:

    We know the buzz but, what’s does ‘The Buzz’ mean?

    • Security Automation
    • AI
    • Behavioural Analysis
    • Blockchain

    Practically what does that mean for us in our role?

  • 1500

    Closing Remarks & the Next Steps