Agenda - IDC IT Security Roadshow 2018 | Events | IDC CEMA

08:30 – 09:20

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee

09:20 – 09:25

Early Bird Raffle

09:25 – 09:30

Welcome Address

Mark Walker
Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa;, Africa

09:30 – 10:00

Building The New Security Roadmap

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

Organizations are striving to execute digital transformation processes and bring innovation to the forefront. Organizations are further aiming to transform their processes, operations, and leadership to become digital enterprises. Specifically, companies are investing in 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators to meet their targets within given timelines. However, organizations have to deal with the rapidly changing demands of their customers as well as a threat landscape that is getting increasingly complex. Organizations also have to contend with new vulnerabilities and technologies, meet customer demand for a seamless experience, and increasingly address issues relating to risk and trust.

10:00 – 10:30

Security as an Enabler to Digital Transformation

How do we regain the insight in our environments? We have lost much insight in how our IT operations and security is operated and more importantly how it is performing. With the relentless move to cloud platforms, being a private or public one, or perhaps even a hybrid, we stand to lose even more visibility and control in our day 2 day and strategic operations. What do enterprises need to do to regain control? In this presentation we aim to help you see a path forward, and roads into the near and distant future of your IT infra and asset management.


10:30 – 11:00

Protection against the Unknown

11:00 – 11:30

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:55

How not to be a victim of Ransomware?

Cybercrime remains a financially motivated activity and an increasing number of organizations are becoming victims of ransomware. This bring about a number of issues ranging from the complexity of attacks to resolution and accountability problems. The following session will look at how ransomware is impacting organizations and provide guidelines on how businesses can build their mitigation plans.


11:55 – 12:20

Collaboration of Security and Risk: Why Business and IT Need to be Aligned

For the longest time, there has been a disconnect between business and IT. However, this situation is changing as the need to improve ROI and optimize cost has prompted IT departments to align their projects with business goals. In this presentation, discussions will revolve around why companies need to consider their risk portfolios and ensure that security is well aligned in order to protect their operations without impeding progress.


12:20 – 12:45

Managing Security Complexity

Organizations need to adopt strategies to better manage their security posture. Indeed, with multiple devices, policies, users, and optimized budgets, security is getting increasingly complex. This session looks at the factors taken into account by organizations attempting to improve their overall security.


12:45 – 13:15

Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

This panel discussion will examine how organizations are addressing the new set of security channels and dynamics associated with the drive for digital transformation. The panel will provide valuable insights into the practices and protocols they have incorporated within their own organizations.

13:15 – 13:35

Roadmap for 2018

13:35 – 13:40

Final Raffle Draw

13:40 – 13:45

IDC Summary & Close

13:45 – 15:00

Lunch & Networking

Please note that the topics identified above are representative only. The conference agenda will be kept up to date.