CyberSecurity (SIGCyber)

SIGCyber is an IITPSA Special Interest Group (SIG) in South Africa for Cybersecurity and related communities. Cybersecurity has become an essential aspect of our lives and, as such, this SIGCyber aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds, including practitioners, academics and those interested in Cybersecurity.  The Cybersecurity domain encompasses technologies, policies, procedures and practices designed to protect organisations, institutions and citizens from attacks.

With the increasing number of cyber threats and attacks, it has become more important than ever to stay informed and take measures to protect ourselves and our organisations. This SIG is for individuals who are passionate about Cybersecurity and want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the field.

We need to separate the hype from the realties and empower organisations and citizens to confidently interact in cyberspace. Join us to promote cybersecurity awareness and create a safer digital world!

The objectives of the group are:

  • To promote an understanding of the Cybersecurity domain and the nature of the threats we are facing
  • To promote knowledge sharing regarding the measures to protect organisations and individuals
  • To raise awareness around the issues relating to Cybersecurity
  • To encourage research in the Cybersecurity domain.
  • To professionalise the Cybersecurity domain
  • To facilitate discussion, debate and cooperation between Cybersecurity professionals
  • To provide thought leadership
SIGCyber Committee (
Chairperson: Prof. Kerry-Lynn Thomson
Vice Chairperson: Doctor Mafuwafuwane
Treasurer: Prof. Lynn Futcher
Committee Members: Bryan Baxter
Davanathan (Devan) Naidoo
Richard Frost
Musa Salmamza