Are Traditional Security Management Systems State-of the Art to Tackle Cyberattacks such as IoT Botnets and Ransomware?

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Are Traditional Security Management Systems State-of the Art to Tackle Cyberattacks such as IoT Botnets and Ransomware?

Johannesburg, August 17, 2017


Security organizations already find themselves overwhelmed with the volume, variety, and velocity of security data alerts. It is not uncommon for a large organization to receive over 10,000 security alerts per day. Resulting from a combination of duplicate information, false alerts from faulty intelligence data, and the limited capacity of security analysts, only a small portion of alerts are even investigated.  As a result, new approaches to security management incorporating security analytics, machine learning, and automation are required. Multi-dimensional security analytics which correlate data from multiple domains helps identify anomalies that might be suspicious, malicious, or inadvertent and help provide context intelligence regarding the nature of the threat, threat vectors used, associated business risk and recommended mitigation.

Combined with threat intelligence data, security analytics helps answer these questions to more effectively detect threats and to prescribe the appropriate response – strategic threats require strategic mitigation.Security operations workflow automation and orchestration are at the heart of the transition from static defense to agile and adaptive response. Automation is the process executing repeatable actions without human intervention while orchestration is the concept chaining these automated tasks into executed playbooks to perform workflows to accelerate both investigation and mitigation.

Join IDC and Nokia as we discuss the next generation solutions built using analytics and automation to provide rapid detection and response in today's networks


Time Event Speakers

Breakfast, Registration and Networking


Welcome Address

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

Digital transformation in security: emergent best practice and evolving threats”

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

Digital transformation is taking place across South African organizations and IT practices. Security and risk need to keep up, facing the evolution of new threats, risks in innovative technology such as IoT, and opportunities like machine learning, analytics, and blockchain. Jon Tullett will present IDC’s view of how security practice aligns to digital transformation, and the state of the market in South Africa.”


“Let’s Talk Active Security”

Patrick Rhude
Head of Product Management

Panel Discussion


Summary,Close and Networking

General Information

Date : Thursday, August 17th
Time:Breakfast commences at 8.30am
Language : English
Contact: Eileen Gengan - +27 11 5173240 /


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The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg has been selected as the host venue for the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), comprising membership from over 50 African countries. This will be the second largest Heads of State meeting held at Sandton Convention Centre in its 15 year history, the largest being the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.

Sandton Convention Centre is located in Sandton business hub, adjacent to a wide range of accommodation, shopping malls, dining and entertainment option. This, together with its easy access to the Gautrain network and OR Tambo International Airport, are likely to have been factors in the organisers’ selection of the SCC as host venue.



Eileen Gengan

Conference Manager

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