Technology. It’s a word everyone understands and its importance. Cybersecurity. That’s another word that is understood and continues to grow in stature and goes hand-in-hand with technology. Both technology and cybersecurity, along with concepts connected to them such as public safety, trust and privacy had the full attention of those in attendance at Symposium on Cyber Security at Troutbeck Inn in Nyanga on Thursday.
In today’s ever-changing security landscape, change seems like the only constant. How do we mitigate threats, find new solutions and educate the next generation of game-changers? At the Cyber Symposium, leaders from business, government and education converged to shared, learn and empower each other to find answers.
The goal was to improve the security posture and hygiene of local partners, and feedback provided by conference attendees showed that Symposium met its goal! One guest said, “I learned more about cyber security, as well as some simple solutions to be more secure.” Another said, “Understanding how to do more with less was the most valuable takeaway.” And several others expressed that the conversations sparked ideas they would bring back to their organizations.
Presentations topics ranged from the “Cyber Crime and Law” and “Cyber Crisis Management: Disaster Recovery Planning” to cost-effective cybersecurity and cybersecurity misconceptions.
Cadton Investments under its Executive Solutions banner, Oslen Mamhunze the coordinator said the workshop covers issues around data breach and system safety.
“The symposium is set to discuss how cyber crime is affecting Zimbabwe and the world. We will discuss how Zimbabwe is responding to these cyber threats and how we professionals in the field can respond, in combating cybercrime and the counter strategies,” he added.
Pardon has been a technology enthusiast his entire life and has spent the better part of last decades in information technology and security, and he writes with an aim to remove some of the "mysticism" from the cyber world. He’s the Editor at Techunzipped. Away from the keyboard, you're likely to find him playing with the latest gadgets or the latest Game.