Cybersecurity Awareness & Capacity Building

Workshop Abstract

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts to discuss the state of cybersecurity education and awareness at all levels – primary, secondary, and tertiary, focusing on the curriculum and how it is aligned to different job profiles as well as the efficacy of the awareness programs across sectors.

Outcomes

  1. A framework for describing the alignment of job roles and cybersecurity skills and a model cybersecurity curriculum at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
  2. Cybersecurity education and awareness strategy that can be used to augment the national cybersecurity strategy.

Programme

Chair: Maureen van den Berg

Facilitator: UB (CS)

Day One

1315hrs – 1355hrs

Ms Chewe Mutale, Zambia Information & Communications Technology Authority

Cybersecurity Awareness.

  • What programs are there?
  • Any successes, failures, effectiveness of available programs?
  • What should countries put in their strategies to have a successful cybersecurity awareness program?
1355hrs – 1435hrs

Dr Kaleem Usmani, Mauritius CERT-MU, National Computer Board

Cybersecurity Education at all Levels – Operations / Defending

  • Are Tertiary Institutions producing cyber graduates with the right mix of skills?
  • How do you design cybersecurity curriculum to ensure that the skill set map to the Job roles?
  • What should countries put in their strategies to have a successful cybersecurity education program?
1435hrs – 1515hrs

Prof Martin Olivier, Computer Science, University of Pretoria

Cybersecurity Education at all Levels - Forensics.

  • Are there any institutions offering cyber security related programs. Focusing in particular on defending (operations) and forensic investigation.  If so, how diverse are they?
  • What are graduate profiles of these programs?
1515hrs – 1600hrs

Discussion

Strategic Objectives and Action that can be used to augment the Model National Cybersecurity strategy.

Speakers

Martin Olivier

Martin Olivier is a professor at the Department of Computer Science in the School of Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His current research interest is digital forensics. Previously he worked on privacy, database, application and system security.

He is author or co-author of more than 200 academic publications. Seven students obtained their doctorates with him as promoter. About 25 students completed their master's degrees under his (co-) supervision. He also supervised a number of student mini-dissertations that formed part of a course-based master's degree. He is a member of the editorial board of Data & Knowledge Engineering. He is also member of IFIP working group 11.9 on digital forensics, the ACM, the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art) and an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He regularly acts on the programme committee or as a reviewer for various conferences. Prof Olivier started his career at the CSIR in Pretoria. In 1991 he joined the Department of Computer Science at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg as a lecturer. He has also lectured part-time at a number of tertiary institutions in South Africa. From 1993 to 1996 he was responsible for presenting a weekly talk on computing on national radio. Prior to that he was a monthly columnist for Bit Magazine (SA) from 1989 to 1993. Prof Olivier holds a BSc degree in Mathematical Sciences, BSc (Honours), MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science, a BA degree in Humanities, a BA (Honours) degree in Philosophy and an MPhil degree in Workplace Ethics. He is also a Certified Cyber Forensic Professional (CCFP).

Kaleem Usmani- Head of Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU).

Kaleem Usmani is an experienced security professional and currently responsible for Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU). Kaleem has more than 12 years of experience in information technology areas and teaching. Kaleem has worked in various industry sectors including ISPs, textile, education and communication. Kaleem is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISP), a certified ISO 27001 and BS 25999 Lead Auditor, a certified Secure Software Development Professional and a certified ethical hacker. He also holds a PhD degree in Computer Security.

Chewe Mutale

Chewe Mutale is a Cyber Security Officer at the national telecommunications regulator in Zambia, ZICTA. She has experience in digital forensics, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and facilitating cyber security awareness programs and training, to mention but a few. Chewe is a member of the national computer incident response team ZmCIRT, operating under ZICTA whose constituents consist of the Zambian Government, including but not limited to, Government ministries and agencies, public utility companies, private institutions and the general public resident in Zambia. She also provides mentorship for Girls in ICTs, a national initiative to encourage girls to take on careers in ICTs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner.

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Contacts

For information about the conference, including registration, please contact us at:

  • ubcsconferences(@) mopipi.ub.bw
  • +267 3554975
  • Block 247, Office 269, University of Botswana