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Boost security skills at ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Today's connected world, coupled with increasingly sophisticated attackers and advanced threats, means it is more important than ever for organisations across the board to protect their sensitive and proprietary data.

With this in mind, the ITWeb Security Summit is once again running a variety of training courses at this year's event. Aimed at helping delegates get the knowledge and skills they need to build resilience around their information security initiatives, the training will run on 24 and 25 May at The Focus Rooms, in Sunninghill.

"This year's summit, which is running from 21 to 25 May at Vodacom World in Midrand, will give delegates an all-in-one opportunity to update their skill sets, and teach them how to protect themselves against many of the strategies used by today's attackers to gain access to their networks," says Angela Mace, CRM and Events director at ITWeb.

She says since 2016, the training courses offered by the summit have proven incredibly successful, with participants gaining valuable practical content and know-how on subjects from ethical hacking to social awareness for security professionals. "It's the ideal opportunity for delegates to expand their career paths in infosec."

There will be several courses on offer. Firstly, the International Training Course will cover hands-on SAP hacking and defence, providing the latest information on SAP-specific attacks as well as remediation and protection activities.

Ethical Hacking 101 has proven popular over the years, and while ethical in its approach, will ensure that students understand and are able to get from the perimeter right into the heart of networks and systems.

Another historically popular course, Wireless Hacking 101, aims to demystify wireless network security and teach attendees how to improve wireless LAN security.

The fourth course, called: 'Developing a comprehensive security strategy and roadmap for your organisation to protect against information breaches', will help delegates to protect their organisations' information by building and implementing a comprehensive security strategy and roadmap.

The course is aligned to ISO 27001, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The training includes two full days of specialised infosec knowledge transfer by qualified facilitators. Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance, and will have access to the experienced facilitators during and after the course.

ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Registration is open for the ITWeb Security Summit 2018 in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Experts from around the world will be presenting, including global security expert Mikko Hypponen, who has been instrumental in uncovering and bringing down several infamous threats, and has assisted law enforcement agencies across the globe. In addition, several other top speakers will be sharing their knowledge, including Intel's Rodrigo Branco, who will unpack blinded random block corruption attacks for the audience. Get involved in #SS18HACK and choose from two half-day workshops or a full-day bootcamp, plus five training courses, and much more. For the agenda, click here.

#SS18HACK opened for registration on 1 March - watch the Web site for more information.To find out more and register for the ITWeb Security Summit 2018, go to: