Information Security for Africa

When: 2nd Jun 2015, 18:00 - 2nd Jun 2015, 20:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS London South Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.
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Speaker:

Aireni Omerri

Synopsis:

ISfA is the philanthropy division of TSE CIC, a social enterprise. Its mission statement is the advancement and development of information security on the African continent. ISfA is a collective of collaborateurs who currently number 1255 from 93 countries on 6 continents - 35 African countries are represented and about 12% are female. A condition of membership is that collaborateurs are required to donate their collective intelligence in order to answer the following question: what does Africa’s information security landscape look like?

ISfA’s aims and objectives:

  • To promote global information security best practices on the continent through knowledge sharing and information exchange.
  • To become the knowledge resource of information security on the African continent through the creation of a brains trust that harnesses the Collective intelligence of information security practitioners from around the globe with an interest in helping to secure Africa’s cyberspace.
  • To make information security best practice resources freely available, in Arabic, English,
  • French, Kiswahili and Portuguese using OWASP as a benchmark.
  • To have ISfA representation in each African country.

ISfA initiatives

  • To create an information security profile for each African country using a crowdsourced dataset.
  • To establish a scholarship, to be awarded annually, for suitably qualified candidates from the continent, to undertake postgraduate studies in information security.
  • To participate in research projects that serve to enhance information security on the continent.
  • To produce an annual ISfA Index, highlighting trends and developments in information security on the continent.

Biography:

An experienced information security practitioner whose has worked on three continents; Africa, America and Europe, across a number of industry verticals, and whose roles have encompassed; risk management, security awareness, security management and security operations.

 

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