Southern Africa security interest group formed

Von Samantha Perry

A Southern African security interest group has been established, and its founder is now seeking members.

The Information Security User Group of Southern Africa (ISGSA), was formed to provide a forum for IT security professionals within corporate, government and security provider companies, to meet, learn & share information on a monthly basis, says founder, Craig Rosewarne.

Rosewarne says the foundation of a local special interest group (SIG) follows on his experience in Saudi Arabia, where, during a stint managing an IT security company, he used to chair quarterly security presentations to interested security professionals within the capital.

"The meetings proved to be an extremely valuable vehicle in creating awareness within corporate and government departments, and were well received," he adds. ISGSA membership is open to all interested individuals and companies, and is free, he says.

The group will meet once a month, for two and a half hours, to, amongst other things, hear presentations from local experts, discuss current threats and how to mitigate them, and hold round table discussions on relevant topics.

The next meeting will be held on 21 July, interested parties can go to for more information.