Wed, 12 Oct|
Saffron Boardroom, Nitida Wine Farm
Managed Detection and Response (MDR), The Evolution of Cyber Security
On 12 October, First Technology Western Cape will be hosting a workshop event in partnership with Sophos. Leading the discussion are Sean Swanepoel, Pre-sales Engineer at Sophos, Pieter Nel, Sophos Regional Head of SADC, and Mark Roberts, Channel Account Manager at Sophos.
Time & Location
12 Oct 2022, 10:30 – 13:00 SAST
Saffron Boardroom, Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Eikenbosch, Cape Town, 7551
About the event
Human-led cyber security that eliminates advanced and emerging threats.
Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services act as an extension of your security team, combining human-led investigations, threat hunting, real-time monitoring, and rapid incident response.
The goal of MDR is to detect and respond to threats in customer environments that have circumvented preventative security controls such as Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). MDR providers have risen to fill the threat detection and response gap left by these tools.
First Technology Western Cape, in strong partnership with Sophos, will explore the innovative methods and technologies employed by MDR specialists to discover and eliminate advanced and emerging cyber security threats.
Leading the discussion are Sean Swanepoel, Pre-sales Engineer at Sophos, Pieter Nel, Sophos Regional Head of SADC, and Mark Roberts, Channel Account Manager at Sophos. They will be discussing the pivotal role MDR plays in modern cyber security, the essential factors to consider when onboarding an MDR team, and how Sophos is leading the next step in adaptive and impenetrable cyber protection.
Presales Engineer at Sophos South Africa
Sean is an IT Security professional specialising in perimeter and endpoint security with many years of experience in multiple IT disciplines. Passionate about network security, end-user awareness training and social engineering, his position at Sophos as a Presales Engineer affords him the opportunity to help keep his customers’ data safe, secure and confidential.
Channel Account Manager Sophos South Africa
Mark focuses his efforts on growing the Sophos channel business in the coastal regions of South Africa. He does so by strengthening the channel network through better engagement with existing partners and by adding to the partner roster. Mark is primarily focused on enterprise business and engaging with government departments in South Africa. He has a successful track record of growing partner networks and sales figures of the partners he has worked with.
Sophos Regional Head of SADC
Pieter is passionate about helping organisations to improve their security posture. He is a veteran in the security industry, boasting over 15 years of experience. For the past eight years, he has been working for Sophos, where he is currently heading its business in the SADC region. He plays a key role in securing organisations in the Southern African region with next-generation Sophos security, as well as playing a major role in regional channel development.
For more information on First Technology’s solutions or should you wish to attend this event, please contact Marizelle Saayman on 021 525 7000 or email her directly email@example.com.
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