The recent fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya has led to its indefinite closure. Due to the unforeseen delays, NETCB, in conjunction with NetIQ, has decided to postpone its planned range of free seminars across the African continent to a later date.
Kenya Airways says hundreds of passengers are stranded but efforts are being made to fly the passengers to their destinations. The events planned for 13 August in Nairobi, Kenya and 15 August in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania will be moved to 3 and 5 September respectively.

NETCB’s CEO Cobus Burgers says incidents like this make executives realise the importance of data security and disaster management.

“These are critical issues that need urgent attention, sooner rather than later.”

In an ever-changing, highly competitive business environment, companies need to comply with various legal frameworks, corporate governance and security management to ensure that they mitigate risks.

“Managing business IT infrastructure has become incredibly complex. Organisations today are increasingly focused on governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), it means having strong, consistent controls over who has access, and being able to prove it,” he explains.

NETCB provides solutions that help people collaborate securely in their business. Embracing social networking integrated with mobile technology, NETCB has a range of solutions to solve collaboration, document and records management needs, and the security provisioning and management of these solutions.

The following full-day seminars are planned:
* 20 August at Axis Workgroup Auditorium, Midrand, South Africa;
* 22 August at Belare Suites Hotel, Durban, South Africa;
* 3 September at The Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya; and
* 5 September at New Africa Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Burgers says this is a seminar that users cannot afford to miss.

“Valuable information will be provided to equip you in understanding the requirements to ensure that your organisation can manage and mitigate legislative compliance requirements, manage identity information, act on security events and ensure that workloads in your data centre are properly managed.”