The goal of this webinar is to discuss the state of cybersecurity skills in the South African public sector. The CIO of MICTSETA Mr. Moloti Nkune will lead the conversation by providing a bird's-eye view of the state of cybersecurity professionals in the South African public sector.
Technological advancements in the public sector continue to increase the likelihood of cyberattacks on national critical information infrastructure assets. In our recent cybersecurity capacity assessment in the SADC region, it became clear that there is a deficit of cybersecurity professionals given the increase in sophisticated cyberthreats in the region. Despite numerous cybersecurity academies created by corporate South Africa and universities, the availability of professionals does not match the frequency and intensity of cyberattacks, as well as the complexity of emerging threats and risks. It is predicted that to cope with the magnitude of cyberthreats in both public and private sector, South Africa needs 4 million skilled cybersecurity professionals. Our expert panellists will provide insights into how we can bolster our cybersecurity capacity and cyber deterrence to achieve an international level of cyber resilience to protect national critical information infrastructure assets.
The panellists and questions to be addressed
Moderator: Ms Queen Mtegha, UCT, C3SA
Mr Moloti Nkune: MICTSETA - What is the status of cybersecurity professionals in the public sector?
Ms. Susan Potgieter: South African Banking Risk Information Centre - Which industry-led initiatives should be promoted to enhance cyber resilience in the South African public
Dr Laban Bagui: UCT, C3SA - How can government collaborate with academic to enhance cyber capacity in the south African public sector?