THE LARGEST CYBER SECURITY GATHERING IN AFRICA

9-10 July 2018

Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC)

Nairobi, Kenya

“It is imperative to address the challenges of cyber security collaboratively and to protect our critical infrastructures…The forthcoming Summit is one of the many initiatives that the Government of Kenya is pursuing to achieve this goal.”

–  Mr. Joseph Mucheru, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of ICT

2018/07/09 09:00:00

AFRICA CYBER DEFENCE SUMMIT

Africa currently hosts some of the fastest growing economies in the world and that the entire continent is set for a huge economic transformation.
Given the role of ICT in Africa’s rapid economic growth, cybersecurity breaches and attacks have the potential to slow down development. Hence the need to collaborate immediately to address and counter the cyber attacks with the right people, process and technologies is critical for the region.
With this in mind, the Ministry of ICT of Kenya will be hosting the Africa Cyber Defence Summit on 09-10 July 2018 in Nairobi hosting over 750 delegates from across Africa and partners from across the globe.

Experience #CDS

PAN-AFRICAN CYBER SECURITY BUYERS

VIP GOVERNMENT DELEGATES

GLOBAL & REGIONAL SPEAKERS

LEADING SOLUTION PROVIDERS

SUMMIT OBJECTIVES

LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE

FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT

FOSTER COLLABORATION

BUILD CAPACITY

FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

AN ENGAGING FORMAT

KEYNOTES

Thought provoking keynote adresses

PANELS

Interactive panel discussions with expert opinions

WORKSHOPS

Hands-on workshop for technical know-how

MEETINGS

Seek solutions for cyber security challenges

PARTNERSHIPS

Sign MoUs or launch new initiatives

CO-CREATE

Discover hidden challenges and opportunities through gamification

SHOWCASING

Explore relevant and new cyber security products and services

NETWORKING

Five-star luncheons and gala dinner with peers

WHY ATTEND

  • Re-education: Attend keynotes and panels to learn and understand the benefits of specific technologies
  • Networking: Connect with peers in a private business -focused environment technologies
  • Leading solution providers in one location: Source the most cost effective, up-to-date solutions and innovations on one platform
  • One-to-one consultations: Pre-scheduled one-to-one consultations with chosen solution providers.
  • Product showcasing: Get hands-on experience on the cyber security solutions available in the market

ATTENDEE BREAKDOWN

  • (50%) EAST AFRICA
  • (20%) SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • (15%) WEST AFRICA
  • (10%) NORTH AFRICA
  • (5%) REST OF AFRICA

20%

DIGNITARIES

  • Ministers
  • Governors
  • Director Generals
  • CEOs

60%

INDUSTRY DRIVERS

  • CIOs
  • CISOs
  • IT Managers
  • IT Security Managers

20%

FUTURE SHAPERS

  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Young entrepreneurs

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWN

  • Government agencies
  • Defence and security
  • Oil and gas, and utilities
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Telecom and ISP
  • Large enterprises and conglomerates
  • Others

SOLUTIONS SHOWCASED

  • Antimalware
  • Firewalls (Next-gen and WAF)
  • Cloud security
  • Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Anti-phishing solutions
  • Behavioral analytics and Endpoint security
  • SOC solutions
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • File integrity and Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Certificates, PKI, Data protection
  • Deception techniques
  • Vulnerability management

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

THE MARKET

MALWARE ACTIVITY (2016-2017)

8,500%

INCREASE IN COINMINER DETECTIONS

600%

INCREASE IN ATTACKS AGAINST IOT DEVICES

92%

INCREASE IN NEW DOWNLOADER VARIANTS

80%

INCREASE IN NEW MALWARE ON MACS

2017 CRYPTOJACKINGS

20k

29K

31K

1.7M

JAN 2017

AUG 2017

SEP 2017

DEC 2017

 

 

 

Source: Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (2018)

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

NASEBA CLIENTELE

MEDIA PARTNERS

THE VENUE

Harambee Avenue,
Nairobi, Kenya

 P: +254 20 3261000

 M: +254 703 769 928

   info@kicc.co.ke

Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is a State Corporation established under the Tourism Act 2011 whose objective and purpose is to promote the business of Meetings, Incentives travel, Conferences and Exhibitions also known as MICE. KICC is the largest Convention centre in Eastern Africa with the capacity to hold a large number of delegates. Our largest room, The Tsavo ballroom has the capacity to host over 4000 delegates.

KICC boasts of state of the art all round facilities such as simultaneous interpretation Equipment (SIE) with the capability of translating upto 7 languages, a modern business center, banking facility, Expansive grounds, ample and secure parking.

The center has been revamped and refurbished over the years. The renovations at the center have seen the rebranding of meeting rooms and a large percentage of the facility to reflect the great diversity of Kenya’s tourist attractions. The center is PAD friendly with ramps that go throughout the center making it accessible to all our guests. The Kenyatta International Convention Centre has well trained and professional employees who are happy to help and give you a world class experience. We look forward to serving you soon!

ABOUT THE HOST

The Ministry of Information , Communications and Technology (ICT) has responsibility for formulating, administering, managing and developing the Information, Broadcasting and Communication policy. In May, 2016, through an Executive Order No. 1/2016, the Ministry was split into two state Departments.
The State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications and The State Department of ICT and Innovation.

View more here

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

We are deal facilitators, helping clients: raise capital, close sales, enter new markets, secure partners and educate workforces. We add economic value at every stage of our clients’ journeys through our:

Investor services | Commercial services | Leadership services

Our success is driven by being commercially aggressive, pairing agility with enterprise-grade expertise. We bring global opportunities to our clients, with a focus on liquid growth markets.

Naseba has facilitated more than a billion dollars’ worth of deals. We have connected over 100,000 global executives through more than 1,000 proprietary business platforms.

Naseba is a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business, produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.

Africa Cyber Space Network (ACN) a premier international cyber protection Network that is at the forefront in Africa’s Cyber Security protection initiative.

The ACN develops and manages the national, Sub-regional and regional strategic direction for cyber security in collaboration with the Internet Security corporations, Telecommunication Networks, Government Agencies, and other key partners. As a Key driver for cyber security in Africa, the ACN identifies risks, provides guidance to protect critical assets, produces threat intelligence, promotes information sharing, and coordinates efforts to respond to and recover from national cyber incidents.

The current threads on cyber security are worrying and need a robust strategy that galvanizes different stakeholders to monitors, analyze and disseminate the situational analysis for awareness creation.

This situational awareness will enable stakeholder and partner organizations to develop systems that will work against cyber threats, coordinate responses to incidents, and make informed decisions regarding the protection of critical systems

ABOUT KENYA

Kenya is the Land of unlimited possibilities. It is today ranked the 4th largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa with a GDP in excess of US$60 billion. The World Economic Forum’s country competitiveness report ranks Kenya number one (1) in Africa in quality of human capital, availability of research and on innovation, making it the place to be as an investor. Kenya’s geographical location coupled with its strategic investments in airport expansion, Kenya Airways and Mombasa Seaport make it a transport hub in Africa. In particular, Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Mombasa Port are the second busiest in Africa. With 72% of its population having internet access (that is 35.5 million users), Kenya has one of the highest rates of urban internet access on the continent making it ideal for investment in this knowledge age. The country is set to benefit from a major demographic dividend courtesy of its young population, with close to 70% of the 44.4 million. Kenya is a member of the East African Community and is centrally located within it providing investors access to the wider consumer market of up to 400M people in the region.

RECENT UPDATES

If you have questions about any aspect of the summit or require more information, please contact our team below.

DAVID OLE TETU

Director, Corporate Affairs

+254 722104030

d.tetu@acnafrica.net

PRAVEEN NAIR

Project Manager

+971 44 55 79 46

info@africacyberdefencesummit.com

HARON OICHOE

Director, Operations & Strategic Partnerships

+254 722345782

h.oichoe@acnafrica.net

Kenya is the Land of unlimited possibilities. It is today ranked the 4th largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa with a GDP in excess of US$60 billion. The World Economic Forum’s country competitiveness report ranks Kenya number one (1) in Africa in quality of human capital, availability of research and on innovation, making it the place to be as an investor. Kenya’s geographical location coupled with its strategic investments in airport expansion, Kenya Airways and Mombasa Seaport make it a transport hub in Africa. In particular, Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Mombasa Port are the second busiest in Africa. With 72% of its population having internet access (that is 35.5 million users), Kenya has one of the highest rates of urban internet access on the continent making it ideal for investment in this knowledge age. The country is set to benefit from a major demographic dividend courtesy of its young population, with close to 70% of the 44.4 million. Kenya is a member of the East African Community and is centrally located within it providing investors access to the wider consumer market of up to 400M people in the region.

Wildlife is Kenya’s natural premium heritage. The Ministry of Tourism is committed to partnering with initiatives geared towards preserving Kenya’s wildlife. This is mainly because the country is home to the famous big five which form part of the center piece for Tourism.
According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Kenya is among countries that have made significant progress in adopting appropriate legislations towards combating illegal trade in wildlife.  This is in tandem with the 2015 United Nations resolution which requires countries to take decisive steps at the national level to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, on both the supply and demand sides, including strengthening the legislation necessary for the prevention, investigation and prosecution.  On this front, Kenya is committed and has made it a top priority to secure a future for wildlife, sustain the beauty and ecological integrity by putting in place laws that protect endangered species such as elephants and rhinos as well as working together with stakeholders to conserve our natural heritage.

Tourism is one of the most important social-economic sectors in Kenya. The sector contributes a total of 10.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about 9.2 % (206,000) of the total wage workforce in the country (WTTC, 2015). The sector has high multiplier effects as its growth stimulates further development in other sectors of the economy. The Kenya Vision 2030 blueprint recognizes the importance of the sector and envisages Kenya to be among the leading long haul tourist destinations in the world, offering a high value, distinct and diverse visitor experience.

The country boasts of numerous unique tourist attractions and beautiful landscape ranging from the open savanna, coastal beaches, deep tropical forests, a snowcapped mountain, alpine meadows, coral reefs, caves, beaches and river deltas. Kenya is also a haven of natural wonders, the most memorable being the Wildebeest Migration one of the Seven New Wonders of the world. Kenya is also home to the Big Five and has won international acclaim as the authentic wildlife safari destination. Visitors who toured Kenya, have in the latest Country Brand Index (CBI), demonstrated 82% brand loyalty with the main contributing factor being their generosity, warmth and hospitality of the Kenyan people.

The last fifty years have seen Kenya develop into a very strong economy and the undisputed trendsetter in many fields. The country has consistently anchored her social political and economic development on audacious development plans and has come to be known as the region’s diplomatic capital. The country’s record in peace keeping, housing of refugees and negotiations of peace treaties for neighboring countries, has earned her this coveted position as Africa’s champion for peace. In addition, Kenya is home to the only United Nations headquarters outside of Europe with two agencies; UNEP and UN Habitat also based in Nairobi.

Kenya is also a corporate headquarter of global multinationals that have set base in Africa. In the World Bank report, 2015 Kenya was one of the most improved countries in the Ease of Doing Business. The 2015 February issue of Fortune Magazine named Kenya as the best African emerging economy to invest in due to accelerated infrastructure development and a stable political and macroeconomic environment. In addition, Kenya stands out to leverage on its diversified economy that is increasingly attracting inflows from a strong service sector compared to other large African economies that are supported by extractive industries such as oil, gas and minerals. All these go a long way in demonstrating that amongst all other countries in Africa, Kenya is the preferred place to live, visit and invest.

Since the 1960s, Kenya’s dominance in the middle and long distance marathons remains unchallenged. Kenya elite runners have dominated the major world marathons, like New York, Boston, London, Paris, Berlin just to name a few and is currently world’s number one in IAAF World Championships, 2015. Kenya has produced more world class athletes, more world record holders and more Olympic Medalists in long distance running than any other country. Recently, Kenya bagged the Main Cup at the World Rugby Sevens Singapore after pulling off a stunning 30-7 upset victory over Fiji making it the home of champions.

Kenya is truly Africa’s rising star the natural choice for investment, trade, tourism and residence.

Karibu and Make It Kenya!