The West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS) is a one-day conference hosted at Securex West Africa. The event will welcome over 350 senior industry professionals to network and hear from the leading experts in the field, who will be providing insights into the latest technology to protect, prevent and prepare against the most sophisticated of cyber-attacks.
"African business owners flagged cybersecurity as the biggest threat to a successful operation, with 94% of companies in Africa and the Middle East experiencing a cyberattack in the past year. There are simply not enough skilled cybersecurity professionals available to properly plan, manage, integrate and optimize security devices, strategies and protocols. As a result, over the next five years, economic loss due to cybercrime is predicted to reach an unprecedented $5.2 trillion – almost the size of the economies of France, Italy and Spain combined" – World Economic Forum, Sep 2019.
This is why WACSS is a must attend event for the regions leading minds and strategists in the sector as well as those on the front line managing their companies cyber security.
The event is run with input from numerous industry stakeholders including (ISC)2 Nigeria Chapter, CSEAN - Cyber Security Experts Associations Nigeria and the CPN - Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria).
The event will be free to attend, however, due to its popularity, delegates will need to apply in advance to attend. The organisers will then send through confirmations of attendance prior to the event. We do have WACSS sponsorship packages available for companies looking to enhance their brand exposure to our Cyber-specific audience.
You can see last years agenda below and the 2020 agenda will be released very shortly.