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Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

The Digitisation & Cyber Security Conference 2018 will take place at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg

No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems.

OneChannel CEO Bernard Ford will be presenting a paper, entitled Impact of Cryptocurrencies on Financial Services and Security at the upcoming Digitisation & Cyber Security Conference 2018 taking place at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg on May 16 to 17.

The conference will address the concerns of operating in the digital sphere, especially with financial service providers’ need to ensure network and cybersecurity systems that keep up with rapidly adapting security threats facing African markets.

Financial institutions are quick to implement digital platforms without accompanying cybersecurity as part of their focus. Often when banks implement digital opportunities to better assist their customers, new risks emerge and banks need to adopt intelligent risk-based approaches towards cybersecurity.

With a focus on the Southern African perspectives surrounding bolstering cybersecurity frameworks, developments in combating cybercrime and key concepts to building a secure and resilient cyber-ecosystem, the two-day programme will feature more than 15 speakers who will give delegates a run down on strategies, challenges, developments and trends affecting cyber security in the banking industry.

The event will also include a discussion panel assessing the landscape of cybersecurity in South Africa featuring expert panellists.

This year’s conference will focus on the banking industry and delegates can expect to meet and network with other industry professionals. At the same time, they can share and gain valuable insights into elements of cyber security, how industry is reacting to the latest developments in cyber security and discover the main threats.

One Channel’s paper will be presented at 11.55pm on Thursday, May 17.

It will help protect one’s organisation from exposure whilst operating in the digital arena and facing ever-evolving cybersecurity concerns.