Cyber Security Conference
    14- 15 September 2022, Travel Loge, Gaborone
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    Cyber Security Conference
    14 15 September 2022, Travel Loge, Gaborone

6th Annual Cyber Security Conference 14- 15 September 2022 DATA PROTECTION THE NEW NORMAL

About the Conference

Poor cyber security is increasingly affecting society today. Its impact is visible on a national, local, and personal level. With a few strokes of a keyboard, nation states, terrorist groups, stateless organizations, and rogue individuals can launch a cyber-attack from anywhere, at any time, disrupting and damaging our democracy and way of life.

The Data Protection Act 2018 ("DPA") was assented to by parliment August 2018 and is now in force. This critical piece of legislation will have huge implications on how you store, collect and protect you data. There will be huge fines for non-compliance and data breaches up to P1 million and the possibilaty of long custodial sentence.

This year’s conference will feature breakaway sessions with the speakers. You can book your spots in these sessions in advance. We will make this years’ experience highly interactive and with the latest technology on display and access world class advice.


The Conference’s mission is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on the domestic regional and international fronts.

The public and private sector have been equally represented by delegates attending previous conference’s. This conference always brings thought leaders from industry, government, and academia together.

Who should attend

C-level executives, technology leaders, public policy makers, heads of Information Technology, risk, compliance, audit, human resource and forward thinking business owners, students and end users are expected to join us at the 6th Annual African Cyber Crime Conference in September 2022.

Our conference is designed to reflect the growing challenges that cyber security poses by not being contained within the realm of IT alone.

Cocktail Reception

We will be hosting a cocktail reception on the evening of the 15th September 2022. This will give our guests a chance to network and engage with our speakers.

A portion of the proceeds of this reception will be donated to Stepping Stones, who support the victims of sexual abuse in Botswana. The dark web is used to proliferate both human trafficking and sexual abuse and as such, we at African Cyber have chosen to assist these vulnerable victims in a fight for justice.

Woman in Cyber

Once again this year’s conference will highlight the fact that in Africa we need to empower women and encourage more of them to enter into cyber-security and careers in technology.


We have a spectacular line-up of local, regional and international speakers from the technology world, law enforcement, and risk analysts who will examine emerging critical threats in cyber and data protection.

When it comes to addressing and ultimately combating cyber-risk, and cyber-crime, we understand that security specialists, programmers, ethical hackers have to find ways to collaborate in order to win the fight against increasingly brazen criminals.


Travel Lodge, Gaborone

This is the premier cyber event in Africa. The one you simply can't afford to miss.

Internationally Acclaimed Speakers


Mr Simani Wadi

General Manager for Minerva Risk Solutions

The Role of cyber Insurance in cyber risk stratergy

Simani Wadi is the General Manager for Minerva Risk Solutions, a leading insurance and risk management services brokerage firm in Zimbabwe. An IIZ Associate and a graduate from the Wits Business School and a holder of the IIZ Diploma. Has attended several management development and insurance technical trainings including SMI and he has over 16 years’ experience in risk advisory, risk transfer and structured solutions for clients across all sectors of the economy. He is responsible for ensuring that clients’ insurance and risk management needs are aligned to their strategic imperatives using data analytics to come up with tailor made solutions. He is a past president of the Insurance Institute of Harare.


Mr William Makatiani

Group CEO Serianu Limited & Chair of The Kenya Honeynet Project Chapter.

Launch of the 2021 Botswana Cyber Crime Report, with a focus on Data Protection

Serianu Limited is Pan African Cyber security consulting firm with presence in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Nigeria. The firm provides dynamic, business-focused security monitoring and analytics solutions through a combination of consulting, managed services, and threat intelligence. By partnering with Serianu, risk-sensitive organizations are better placed to detect and act on threats to their business, manage compliance with security regulations and policies, and gain the insight needed to prioritize investments and assign scarce resources.

The Honeynet Project is a leading international non-profit security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security. With Chapters around the world, our volunteers have contributed to fight against malware (such as Confickr), discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by businesses and government agencies all over the world.

Mr. Makatiani is currently leading a continent-wide (Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia) effort to develop research based insights on the state of cyber security in Africa.

Before Serianu Limited, Mr. Makatiani worked with Deloitte and Touche, RSA Security, EMC Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Mr. Makatiani has a strong passion for Cyber security issues with an emphasis on research based consulting. He has over 15 years experience in the ICT industry– focusing on ICT strategy, Analytics, Risk and Compliance. He has led numerous engagements across the world– including Kenya, United States, Israel, Ireland, Singapore, China, Egypt and India.

William holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Science of Finance from Clark University, Worcester, MA USA and is also a graduate of EMC Corporation’s Management Leadership Programme.


Mr Andy Chadwick

UK Diplomat Head of Africa Cyber Network - UK FCDO CISSP Cybersecurity Professional

"The Gobal state of Cyber Security and upcoming threats to watch out for"

Certified Information Security expert with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of Cyber Security, Intelligence Analysis, Programme Management, Security Operations and Information Assurance for UK Government Departments including NCSC, FCDO and partner agencies. Predominantly overseas in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

A natural diplomat with extensive global diplomatic experience. Skilled in relationship and partnership building, international relations and strategic affairs. Recipient of the Prince of Wales Award for Building International Partnerships (Middle East).

UK Lead on Cyber, Tech and Digital Diplomacy across Africa, including a broad range of topics including emerging technologies, IoT, AI, Data Governance, End to End Encryption and associated standards, policies and legislation.


Mr Klaid Mägi

Key Expert, Lead Cybersecurity Adviser at Cyber4Dev

"The Role of a CISO in a modern organisation."

perienced cyber security expert with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. Skilled in ISO 27001, IT Strategy, Management, Information Security, and Telecommunications. Strong business development professional. Proficient, thorough and dedicated cyber security expert with deep understanding of information technology and with remarkable experience of risk and crisis management.

Extensively experienced in leading a wide range of multifaceted activities in the field of cyber security preparedness and capacity building on national as well as on international level.


Ms Senwelo Modise

Tech & Cyber Lawyer, Privacy & Data Protection Expert | Partner at Botlhole Law Group

"The impact to business of The DATA Protection Act 2018"

Senwelo is attorney admitted to practice law in Botswana specializing in technology and cyber law, a complex but fun area of law.

She is interested and work tirelessly to achieve proficiency in its diverse sub-areas especially technology policy and regulation, the corporate commercial aspects of innovation and technology, ethics and legalities of new and emerging tech (such as AI, robotics, cloud and edge computing, fintech and blockchain), privacy and data protection, cybersecurity law, digital rights, telecoms law, electronic evidence law and ICTs for people living with disabilities.


Mr Mthabisi Bokete

CEO @ Digital Natives & Youngest Sitting Board of Director at Stanbic Bank Botswana

"The impact to business of The DATA Protection Act 2018"

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Mobile Development, Business Development, Public Speaking, and Management. With a Strong entrepreneurship professional with a BEng Mechatronics Engineering focused in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering from University of Mauritius.


Mr Itumeleng Garebatshabe

CEO of Intellegere Holdings

"An expose on the latest hacking trends in Botswana, focusing on the specific risks faced by SMB."

Itumeleng's experience has seen him being part of the National Development Plan 10 (NDP 10) drafters, where his motions on cyber security in his Knowledge Society thematic group were adopted. He has worked with Botswana Police (CID) providing Computer Forensics consultation.

For over 10 years he has provided training to a number of institutions and corporate entities on Cyber Security and related courses. For a 3-year period, he partnered with local radio stations to do weekly IT awareness shows. He has been a contributor to local and regional publications on Cyber Security related issues in Botswana.

Itumeleng is also the pioneer of the mobile application industry and a BlackBerry Enterprise developer. He is a revered technologist.

0,880 Attacks in Botswana
$ 0 Cyber crime spending by 2021
R 0 Billion cost to business SA

Conference Pricing


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  • P6,000 Regular Price
  • *P5,000 Early Bird
    availble up till 1st May 2022
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Evening Networking Cocktails

multiple 2-4P4,750*

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  • P5,750 Regular Price
  • *P4,750 Early Bird
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  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Evening Networking Cocktails


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  • *P1,000 Early Bird
    availble up till 1st May 2022
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Evening Networking Cocktails

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