Resecurity®, a Los Angeles-based cybersecurity and intelligence company, recently served as the lead sponsor of the inaugural Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company shared expertise in leveraging cyber threat intelligence solutions to prevent, detect, and prosecute cybercrime with an exclusive presentation from Selene Giupponi, Managing Director of Resecurity, Inc. (USA) about cyber intelligence for law enforcement needs at the event.
According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), cybercrime is one of the most pressing challenges plaguing economic activity in Africa with South Africa losing $157 million annually to cyberattacks. The footprint of cybercrime is exacerbating the numerous socio-economic problems in the region including financial loss, protest activity and malicious activity in cyberspace. In recent years the South African government has made significant progress and investment towards securing their growing digital economy and the cyber threats that have come with it.
Hosted by Intelligence-Sec, Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022 brought enterprise and government law agencies together to learn more about emerging cybersecurity threats and mitigation techniques and technologies. As the premier sponsor of the event, Resecurity shared their cyber intelligence expertise in a dedicated session and showcased their innovative platform that allows administrators to reduce potential blind spots and security gaps by quickly seeing in-depth analysis and specific artifacts obtained through the dark web, botnets activity, network intelligence and high-quality threat intelligence data.
“Cyber Intelligence Africa showcased the impact international collaboration and cyber intelligence has in protecting the digital world we rely on every day. As cybercrime becomes more advanced and scales, next-generation cyber intelligence solutions that identify, manage and respond to threats will be critical,” said Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity (USA). “Resecurity is proud to have served as the premier sponsor of Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022 and looks forward to continuing to collaborate with law enforcement agencies worldwide to provide them the tools and technologies they need to defend their nations.”
The Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022 event took place February 8-9, 2022, hosting 18 sessions on implementing national cyber security programs and building cyber defense capabilities. The event welcomed speakers from a variety of African law enforcement and government agencies and cybersecurity experts including:
- Colonel Jesse Phillips, Director, J6, United States Africa Command
- Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General, National Information, Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria
- Carmen Corbin, Head of Counter Cybercrime Programming – Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
- Ouanilo Jérôme Medegan, Director, National Systems Security Agency
- Dhamir Mannai, Head, National Cyber Security Strategy, Government of Tunisia
- Vladimir Aman, Head, Ivory Coast Computer Emergency Response Team
- Aly Kande, Chief of Cybersecurity Division for the National Police in Senegal
- Philip Irode, Head of Information Security and Cyber Security for the ICT Agency in Kenya
- Arnold Mangeni, Director of Information Security for the National Information Technology Authority (NITA) in Uganda
- Songezo Mbambisa, Deputy Director of Cybercrime for the City of Johannesburg in South Africa
- Victoria White, First Secretary Cyber for Southern Africa, British High Commission, Pretoria
- Omar Daas, Senior Cybercrime Officer, The African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL)
- Rennett Mbako Maphane, Security Architect and Technical Lead, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Botswana
- David Roberts, Economic Officer (Transportation, ICT and Cyber), U.S. Embassy, Pretoria
- Renier van Heeren, Cyber Security Team Lead, South African National Research Network (SANReN) Professor Basie von Solms, Director, Centre for Cyber Security, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
To learn more about Resecurity’s cyber risk management and threat intelligence solutions exhibited at Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022, visit https://resecurity.com.