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‘Protecting the Human Point’ paper to be presented at summit

‘Protecting the Human Point’ paper to be presented at summit

Christo van Staden will be presenting at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Today, the traditional security perimeter has dissolved, primarily because of two changes within the enterprise – the rise of the mobile employee and the wide scale adoption of cloud services.

This means that security professionals can no longer take a threat-centric approach, but must be prepared to respond to and manage threats which could already be inside company networks. Security challenges are increasing exponentially, both in number and in difficulty, as companies embrace the Cloud and third party integration.

This is the topic that Information Security Specialist Christo van Staden will be presenting at next week’s ITWeb Security Summit 2018. He will be discussing the role people-centric security plays in protecting intellectual property and other valuable content in an age of data-breach and constant threat evolution.

His paper, Protecting the Human Point will introduce the following topics:

  • How new risk-adaptive techniques can protect users and data
  • Using behavioural analytics to capture interactions between users and data everywhere
  • How understanding the context of actions can allow professionals to respond automatically to compromised, accidental and malicious behaviour
  • Why dynamic risk scoring can allow security professionals to quickly respond to risk while maintaining optimum business efficiencies

As Forcepoint’s regional sales manager for sub-Saharan Africa, van Staden has established himself as a strategic information security advisor. He specialises in the design, implementation and management of Information Security, Risk and Compliance solutions aligned to industry best practice, standards, regulation, legislation and enterprise control frameworks.
The ITWeb Security Summit is southern Africa’s definitive conference and expo for information security, IT and business professionals. More than 70 expert speakers will be delivering key insights across seven tracks, including workshops and training courses during the expanded 5-day event. It will be held at Vodacom World, Midrand, from May 22 to 23 and CTICC Cape Town on May 29.

Christo van Staden will be presenting ‘Protecting the Human Point’ at 3pm on Wednesday, May 23 at Vodacom World (Midrand) and at 5.25pm on Tuesday, May 29 at CTICC (Cape Town).

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