South Africa Threat Day | Anomali

South Africa Threat Day
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

About The Event

Anomali is hosting a complimentary South Africa-based educational seminar focused on cyber threat intelligence. Industry leading threat intelligence providers will give a briefing on today’s adversaries and their attack techniques.

Who Should Attend

This one-day session is intended for both CXO and Sr. Technical Staff. Anticipate walking away from the seminar with tangible information for your teams to research within your own environments.


Sandton Sun, Alice Ln & Fifth Street, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2031, South Africa


  • Anomali
  • Farsight Security
  • Flashpoint
  • GroupIB
  • Intel471
  • Redshift Cyber Security
  • South African Police Service
  • SARB

Anomali, Roberto Sanchez
Roberto Sanchez is a career long intelligence officer with tactical, operational, and strategic level experience working diverse issues from counterterrorism to cybersecurity. He has a broad background leading intelligence and reconnaissance teams in the U.S. Marine Corps, cyber intelligence teams at the National Security Agency (NSA), and delivering threat intelligence at multiple commercial and defense contracting companies. Roberto is passionate about intelligence and cybersecurity and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with both the public and private sectors. He is currently responsible for leading intelligence strategy at Anomali and promoting the value of threat intelligence across the wider security community.

Anomali, Kailyn Johnson
Kailyn is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Anomali. Her work focuses on strategic intelligence with research and analysis of cyber security threats and threat actors from a geopolitical and social sciences perspective. She has previously worked for a security and risk assessment intelligence platform, as well as a think tank that focused on strategic forecasting for Iraq.

Farsight Security, Ben April
Ben April is the Chief Technology Officer at Farsight Security, Inc. Prior to joining Farsight Security, Mr. April spent eight years at Trend Micro, where he became the Americas regional manager of the forward-looking threat research team. He has presented to security conferences on five continents, covering topics like Bitcoin, NFC, operational security and infrastructure security. Mr. April has built research systems for collecting and aggregating data, from Whois and the Bitcoin block-chain to the global routing table. His current crusade is to eliminate the technical and policy barriers that impede data-sharing among white-hat security researchers. Mr. April is also a volunteer sysadmin and coder for some trusted-community security projects.

Flashpoint, Lilian Dolgolenko
Lilian Dolgolenko serves Flashpoint's EMEA customer portfolio by development of threat intelligence teams as well as offering extensions of analyst services. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Lilian served as a Dark Web Analyst on Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber4Sight team, providing support to security and intelligence teams through research into a wide array of Deep & Dark Web cybercriminal activity. A native Russian speaker, Lilian has focused her work on technically advanced Eastern European cybercriminal actors and networks.

Group IB, Dmitry Volkov
CTO, Head of Threat Intelligence Department and co-founder at Group-IB. As a CTO, Dmitry is responsible for all the aspects of the company’s technological development and transformation. He has more than 15 years of experience in fighting cybercrime internationally. Since co-founding Group-IB in 2003, he has been a prominent voice leading the company toward becoming the go-to expert on Russian and international cybercrime. His team successfully conducted the first cyber investigations in Russia. They have identified and helped detain over 150 cyber criminals who targeted public and private companies worldwide. In 2013, Dmitry Volkov became a member of the UN Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Group aimed at conducting a comprehensive study on the problem of global cybercrime. In 2015, Dmitry was listed by Business Insider as one of the top 7 professionals behind influential security companies. In 2016, he also became a member of the Europol EC3 Advisory Group on Internet Security.

Intel471, Maurits Lucas
Maurits Lucas is Director of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471, where he specialises in bridging the gap between technology and business. Maurits has held various positions in Cyber Threat Intelligence and IT Security over the past 17 years and is a subject matter expert on cybercrime, presenting his research and providing his thought-leadership to distinguished audiences around the world.

Redshift Cyber Security, Sean Howell
Sean founded Redshift Cyber Security in 2015 with the vision of creating a penetration testing company that bridges the gap between security strategy and discrete vulnerabilities guided by a deep understanding of modern attack techniques. Sean is a seasoned security professional who began his career in the security governance space and evolved into leading several penetration test teams of passionate and exceptional people. Redshift assists our customers in identifying and mitigating cyber security risk as part of a robust strategy for building resilience. Redshift began as a technology startup and has grown significantly in terms of our expert team, capabilities and market reach. We now service customers in South Africa, the United States, Europe and Africa with customer success stories in financial services, retail, logistics, mining, hospitality and healthcare.

South African Police Services, Brigadier Piet Pieterse

SARB, Jacques Théron
From March 2018 to current Jacques have been employed as the Financial Sector Cybersecurity Liaison at the Cyber and Information Security Unit at SARB. Responsible for coordinating collaboration between SA Financial Sector entities as well as with other Central Banks internationally. From February 2015 to February 2018 Jacques was employed as a Cybersecurity Risk Analyst at SARB’s Information Analysis Centre. During this time Jacques has written a number of operational and strategic cybersecurity threat reports and research papers. Jacques was an intelligence officer in the Military for 30 years from January 1985 to January 2015. The last seven years (2007 – 2014) he was responsible for the development of the Information Warfare, which included Cyber Warfare, Electronic Warfare and Psychological Operations, doctrine for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). He has also written papers on Information Warfare which he also presented at international conferences. Jacques is currently busy with an MSc Computer Science degree with focus on cybersecurity.

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