The forum will address the necessity of adopting cross-cutting comprehensive approaches to cyber security on the continent and the need to reinforce multisectoral and transnational partnerships in cyber security.
Co-organized this year in partnership with the “Forum International de la Cybersécurité” (FIC), the CAF will bring together more than 1,200 participants, notably economic players, key decision-makers from both the public and private sectors, CISOs, CIOs, tech entrepreneurs and Fintechs.
This two-day event will feature conferences, roundtables, workshops, side events, BtoB lunches, and networking sessions. Discussions and debates will cover the state of cyberattacks in Africa; digital transformation strategies for companies, organizations, administrations, and local authorities; the digitalization of the financial sector and public administrations; data security and responsible and ethical use of data; artificial intelligence and the challenges of cyber-diplomacy.
The Cyber Africa Women Initiative will celebrate African women’s talents and endeavors in the digital sector. Furthermore, a cyber crisis management awareness exercise will gather the attending decision-makers so as to encourage concrete actions toward countering current and future threats. A hackathon will also bring together about thirty candidates around various ethical hacking challenges. The first three to complete the challenge will be rewarded. Finally, prizes will be awarded to figures who have enormously contributed to the strengthening of African cybersecurity.
Many top-tier companies have confirmed their attendance, such as Cybastion, Deloitte, CCDOC, Mastercard, Ecobank, Kaspersky, Data Protect, KMT, Mitrelli SaH Analytics International and Camenki.