Agenda

CYBERSECURITY | 31 MAY - 01 JUNE 2023

As Africa continues to experience a technological revolution, driven by the rapid expansion of networks, sensors, AI and automation, the continent is on the cusp of reaching new heights. The internet economy is expected to contribute $180 billion to the African economy by 2025, the Cybersecurity Forum offers platform for key industry leaders and experts to come together and discover innovative strategies to safeguard their countries against cybercrime. Join us to hear from the leaders discuss immediate action to ensure that Africa’s digital future is secure, prosperous and inclusive for all.

10:00 - 11:00

10:25 – 10:30
31 May 2023 | 5 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Chairman''s Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

CISO Europe, Asia, MENA

UAE

Binance

10:30 – 10:50
31 May 2023 | 20 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

From Cryptojacking to State-Sponsored Hacks: The Shocking Reality of Cyber Threats in Africa

Africa is rapidly digitizing, with many economies undergoing significant technological transformations. However, this rapid digitalization has not been matched with an equal level of preparedness in tackling cyber threats. Cybercriminals are exploiting vulnerabilities, and sophisticated state-sponsored hackers are targeting African organizations with alarming frequency. 

Speakers

Amin Hasbini

Head of Research Center, GReAT META team

France

Kaspersky

10:50 – 11:20
31 May 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Fireside Chat: The Threat Demographics of Africa

Africa's digital economy is anticipated to rise to $180 billion annually by 2025, however, this progress may be hampered by insufficient efforts to combat cybercrime. What are the biggest threats, types of attacks and main targets for cybercriminals? The African Union has identified them along with the best ways to address them on a national level. 

Speakers

Abdoulaye S. Doucouré

Head of ICT

Ivory Coast

AFRIPOL

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Chair

Ethiopia

African Union Cyber Security Expert Group

Samuel Ubido

Global OT Information Security Expert

UK

University of Oxford Scholar

11:00 - 12:00

11:20 – 11:50
31 May 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Spark Stage

Countering Cyber-enabled Terrorism

Explore cutting-edge strategies and technologies for countering cyber-enabled terrorism, discussing the roles of law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and private sector collaboration in this ever-evolving battlefront.

Speakers

Daniel Lowe

Programme Management Officer, Cyber and New Technologies Unit

USA

United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre

11:50 – 12:20
31 May 2023 | 30 Minutes
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Panel: Common Grounds for Policy Making and Regulation

Effective regulation can help mitigate risks by establishing regional standards for security and resilience, promoting collaboration between public and private sectors, and ensuring accountability for non-compliance. 

Speakers

Unguec Stephen Kang Ilario

Assistant Director for Cybersecurity

South Africa

National Communication Authority (NCA)

Ahmed Abdelhafez

Vice President for Cyber Security Affairs

Egypt

NTRA

Sanusi Drammeh

Director of Cyber Security

The Gambia

Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

Samuel Ubido

Global OT Information Security Expert

UK

University of Oxford Scholar

Saad El Khadiri

Director of regulation and strategy

Morocco

DGSSI

12:00 - 13:00

12:20 – 13:00
31 May 2023 | 40 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Panel: Mitigating Cyber Risk in Telecommunications

Resilience is built on readiness, which starts with a solid strategy outlining the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders as well as the steps that must be taken to respond and recover quickly to lessen the impact on the company and its clients. Besides regular drills, what are the main components of a readiness plan for corporates?

Speakers

Celia Mantshiyane

CISO

South Africa

MTN

Olabode Ogundele

CISO

South Africa

Vox Telecom

Sami Said

Executive Director of Security

Tunisie Telecom

Rodrigue Le Bayon

Head of the Global CERT

France

Orange Cyberdefense

Loni Prinsloo

Africa Deals Correspondent

South Africa

Bloomberg LP

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:20
31 May 2023 | 20 Minutes
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Transforming the Role of the CISO

The CISO community has not fully capitalized on AI, cloud computing and GDPR trends to reinvent its role. With the proliferation of deep tech such as blockchain and AI, it is essential to redefine the CISO role as a key differentiator for business success and establish cybersecurity as a foundation of the business, not just an afterthought

Speakers

Youssef Ait Kaddour

Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Morocco

Huawei

13:20 – 14:30
31 May 2023 | 70 Minutes
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Lunch Break and Main Stage Keynotes

14:00 - 15:00

14:40 – 15:00
31 May 2023 | 20 Minutes
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Keynote Speech: Notes on Building a Capable Cybersecurity Strategy

Speakers

HE Dr Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of the UAE Cybersecurity Council

United Arab Emirates

UAE Government

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:20
31 May 2023 | 20 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
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Partnership Agreement Ceremony of UM6P, AfricaCERT and DGSSI

A partnership agreement between UM6P, AfricaCERT and the DGSSI for the establishment of a Center of Excellence in cybersecurity of industrial control systems (ICS) at UM6P.
15:20 – 16:00
31 May 2023 | 40 Minutes
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Panel: Capacity Building for Economic and Professional Development

The GCC is currently leading the world in government-driven initiatives to develop national capabilities and localise technology development in cybersecurity. There is strong to have IT companies driven by local talent and developing proprietary solutions with a global reach which African counterpart could follow.

Speakers

Brigadier General El Mostafa Rabii

Director of the Center for monitoring, detection, and response to cyber-attacks

Morocco

DGSSI

HE Dr Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of the UAE Cybersecurity Council

United Arab Emirates

UAE Government

Albert Antwi-Bosiako

Director General

Ghana

Cyber Security Authority

Solomon Soka

Director General

Nigeria

Information Network Security Administration (INSA)

Imade Elbaraka

CEO, Africa Francophone

France

Deloitte

Omar Seghrouchni

President

Morocco

CNDP (National Control Commission for the Protection of Personal Data)

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 17:00
31 May 2023 | 60 Minutes
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  • Spark Stage

Panel: Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges in Africa

Cybersecurity is a critical factor for the success of any sustainable digital transformation
• Cybersecurity in Africa, a major challenge
• Cyber-resilience and cybersecurity incident management
• The human factor: expertise, lack of skills, etc.
• The place of African cooperation in national cybersecurity strategies

Speakers

Kaleem Ahmed Usmani

Director

Mauritius 

CERT Mauritius

Stephen Cudjoe-Seshie

Lead

Ghana 

CERT of Ghana

Jean Robert Hountomey

Executive Director

Benin

AfricaCERT

Gilbert Nyandeje

Founder & CEO

Kenya

Africa Cyber Defense Forum

Roland Aikpe

Director

Benin

CERT Benin

Khalil Nossair

Director of Cybersecurity Assistance, Training, Control & Expertise

Morocco

DGSS

10:00 - 11:00

10:25 – 10:30
01 June 2023 | 5 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Chairman''s Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

CISO Europe, Asia, MENA

UAE

Binance

10:30 – 10:40
01 June 2023 | 10 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Opening Address:

Speakers

David Behr

CEO, Liquid Cloud and Cyber Security

UK

Cassava Technologies

10:40 – 11:20
01 June 2023 | 40 Minutes
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Panel: Cloud Security and Security in the Hybrid Working Environment

An increasing amount of corporate functions is moving to remote work. In Africa, remote work is even more important, providing the opportunity to access better-equipped personnel and career opportunities. Yet, as employees are accessing resources through public or home-based networks external connections need to be fortified more than ever. 

Speakers

Nelson Juma

Group CISO

Kenya

I&M Group

Lydie Ngo Nogol

CISO Francophone Africa

Cameroon

PwC

Hanane Lboukili

Security Strategist, Regional Lead MEA

UAE

AWS

Chiekhouna Diop

Security Market Leader Africa

IBM

Wessam Maher

CISO

Cairo

The American University

Ravi Baldev

CTO Cyber Resilience

UAE

Dell

11:00 - 12:00

11:20 – 12:00
01 June 2023 | 40 Minutes
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Panel: Making our Money Safe

Defending against cyberattacks starts with looking at an organization’s processes, controls and partners. One first needs to look internally to battle cyber threats. Organisations need to remain vigilant and keep constantly monitoring their activities and performance to identify and mitigate risk. Maybe automation holds the key to performing this with utmost efficiency. 

Speakers

Abeer Khedr

Head of Cyber Security

Egypt

National Bank of Egypt

Oluleke Olatunji

CISO

Nigeria

FSDH Merchant Bank

Ronald Martey

CISO

Ghana

GCB Bank

Jelena Zelenovic

Senior Head, CISO

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Ravi Baldev

CTO Cyber Resilience

UAE

Dell

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:30
01 June 2023 | 30 Minutes
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Fireside Chat: Setting the Golden Standard of Security

Explore the paramount importance of security as top CISOs engage on protection in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Speakers

​ Arshad Ahmed

CISO

South Africa

Mercedes-Benz, South Africa

Prasanna Burri

Group CISO

Nigeria

Dangote Group

Jelena Zelenovic

Senior Head, CISO

European Investment Bank (EIB)

12:30 – 13:00
01 June 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Live Hack #Red Teaming Applied to Car Hacking

Deloitte

Speakers

Miguel Enes

Director, Head of Offensive Security Team

France

Deloitte

Simon Peleau

Consultant, Pentester and Red teamer

France

Deloitte

Anta-Kader Konfrou

Senior Consultant, Lead of Deloitte Morocco Cyber Center Offensive Security Team

France

Deloitte

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:40
01 June 2023 | 40 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
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Panel: The Unconventional Power of Ethical Hacking

Banks invest millions of dollars to strengthen their digital security and defend themselves from cyber-attacks. The number of data hacks and information breaches that occur every day make security a valued requirement in today's environment. Yet, one needs to think like a hacker to spot the vulnerabilities they would target. 

Speakers

Zechariah Akinpelu

CISO

Nigeria

Unity Bank

Hisham Mohamed

CISO

Egypt

Emirates NBD

Harrison N. Nnaji

CISO

Nigeria

First Bank

Ifedayo Osideinde

CISO

Nigeria

AXA Mansard

13:40 – 14:30
01 June 2023 | 50 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
  • Spark Stage

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

14:30 – 15:00
01 June 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
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Live Hack # Breaking in Bad

Breaching a company is much easier with the help of insiders. Spending a small amount of money you can send the tools to a company’s employees and have them install them for you! 

Speakers

Jayson E. Street

Chief Chaos Officer, World Class Hacker & Author

United States of America

Truesec

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:30
01 June 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Track: CYBERSECURITY
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Cybersecurity Demands for the Energy Sector

Electricity, and energy more generally, is the backbone of societies. As part of the grid is being digitized and new complex renewable plants are built the assets that need to be cyber protected increase exponentially. 

Speakers

Sithembile Songo

Group CISO

South Africa

Eskom Holdings

15:30 – 16:00
01 June 2023 | 30 Minutes
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Preparing our networks for a Quantum future

As quantum computing rapidly advances, there is a growing need for network infrastructure to keep up with the demands of this new era

Speakers

Dr. James Grieve

Director – Quantum Communications, Quantum Research Center

Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 16:40
01 June 2023 | 40 Minutes
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Panel: Mind the Gap…. Cyber Skills Shortage is About to Get Worse!

About one-third of cybersecurity professionals are about to quit the industry in the next three years, all this while cyberattacks are growing in volume and sophistication due to constant technological advancements. Statistics in Africa are even gloomier. Skills are rare, in high demand and difficult to retain. What steps do leaders need to take to find the solution to this growing global issue and build the right talent-to-value frameworks?

Speakers

Wessam Maher

CISO

Cairo

The American University

Lydie Ngo Nogol

CISO Francophone Africa

Cameroon

PwC

Lorenzo Lumassi

Vice President Services Sales, Middle East, Africa, Turkey, C&N, CEE and Western Regions

UAE

Dell

Karim Hamdaoui

President

Morocco

LMPS Group & MorTrust

Daniel Ardamola

Chief Information Security Officer

Nigeria

Suntrust Bank

16:40 – 17:00
01 June 2023 | 20 Minutes
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Protecting the Morocco's Busiest Airports

Speakers

El Ajjouri Tarik

Cybersecurity Manager

Morocco

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA)