Building the human firewall

COVID-19 continues to impact the way organisations are functioning. While some organisations have returned full-time to the office, there are many that have either opted for the hybrid approach in that their staff can work at the office and remotely or are still working full-time remotely.

This way of working puts greater pressure on organisations to protect their networks and digital assets. It is no secret that cyberattacks are increasing and becoming more sophisticated. So, while organisations have put the necessary security measures in place, it is up to each of us to take responsibility for protecting the networks and digital assets that we use and have access to, to prevent it from being compromised.

Getting our defence line in order

Security companies have seen a definite increase in cybercriminals attacking individuals instead of organisations, except for ransomware attacks, as they know that if they gain access to a home network, they can easily access all the systems and services that it connects to.

This is why the Cyber Security Symposium Africa 2021 webinar series is placing a greater emphasis on the human firewall and ensuring that everything is done to prevent any form of cyberattacks.

CSSA 2021 will take place 10-11 November 2021. Over the two days we will have a range of security expertise sharing their knowledge and insights on a range of information and cybersecurity-related topics.

Focus areas

In line with this year’s theme, CSSA 2021 will address these topics:

For a detailed outline of each focus area, please have a look at our Speakers page.

Emerging technologies


Remote work

People in cyber


Weaponising of AI

Proactive vs reactive response

CSSA 2021

Please save the date and look out for our invitation coming soon. Alternatively complete our early bird registration form.

Should you require more information regarding speaker, sponsor or exhibition opportunities, please contact
Penny Thompson at