NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – AS the continent grows in connectivity and emerging technologies like mobile banking continues to spread, professionals responsible for the safety and innovation of the digital world face increasing challenges and opportunities.
This is according to the prominent entrepreneur, Mark Kaigwa, ahead of the first-ever Africa Computer Audit, Control and Security (Africa CACS) Conference, set for August 8 and 9 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kaigwa will open the event hosted by global internet technology association, ISACA.
The conference will gather IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals from around the world to discuss solutions and strategies in assurance, risk, governance and security, including how professionals can
advance their careers and impact their enterprises.
“Although a thread of cybersecurity exists in Africa, we need to zoom out and cut across the one billion-strong continent and the emergent connected class,” said Kaigwa.
He said the conference, which is the first time delegates in the region will come together to address these challenges, demonstrates ISACA’s commitment to serve, recruit and support professionals who work in this area and have a direct impact on the strength and security of their enterprises.
“I am proud to participate in this effort,” said Kaigwa.
ISACA, a global association serving more than 140 000 members and certification holders in 180 countries, will offer more than 30 sessions in four tracks at Africa CACS.
These will address audit, security/cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance/privacy.
Session topics include innovation and compliance, auditing’s impact on cybersecurity, big data, encryption, payment data security, emerging technologies and best practices in auditing.
As a global leader in mobile money, Kenya has more than 17 million using its mobile-money system, M-PESA.
– CAJ News