Launch of ARMC | Perspectives Africa Cybersecurity Webinar Series

22 Jun 20 | Published by Ruth Magona

Wednesday, 17th June 2020 was a pivotal moment for us because we launched our new webinar series under the banner ARMC Perspectives. The purpose of the series is to create a dialogue around significant risk management, regulatory compliance and cybersecurity issues impacting our beloved continent, Africa.

Our inaugural webinar was part of our Africa Cybersecurity Series focused on how you ‘Protect Your Home-based Workforce’ during this period of Covid-19 Lock-downs across Africa.

We were joined by three fantastic speakers who spoke very well on the topics outlined below.

Our opening speaker,

Dr Edward Odundo – Board Director, Equity Holding PLc and our ARMC Kenya partner. He spoke of the challenges impacting financial institutions across sub-Saharan Africa who are now challenged to deliver a remote working workforce.

He was followed by our second speaker,

Mr Mohamed Abdillahi – Managing Director, Head of Financial Crime and Regulatory Risk, HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking. Mo’s task was to share how a global banking giant such as HSBC responded to the onset of Covid -19.

How for example did HSBC enable over one hundred and ninety thousand colleagues across more than three thousand locations to work remotely (Watch the recording to find out!)


Our final speaker was,

Mr Robin Vann – Chief Solutions Officer, at Reliance acsn, one of our cybersecurity solutions partners. Robin is a serious cybersecurity expert. Robin helped us make sense of the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape and hopefully provide us with some tips on how we as employees and business leaders can manage the security risks of a remote workforce.

We also ran a poll of attendees on the trends in remote working.

Some highlights from the Poll results:

  • Majority of our Attendees (76%) are currently working from home
  • Majority of our Attendees (71%) were not working from home before the Covid-19 Lock-Downs
  • Majority of our Attendees (nearly 90%) expect to continue working from home practices going forwards into the ‘new normal’
  • Majority of our attendee (8o%+) are either worried or sometimes worried about cybersecurity while working from home
  • 62% of our Attendees have received no cybersecurity Awareness training in the last year

For all those who were unable to attend last Wednesday, please use this link to watch a recording of the event.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2st2N_Lt7GdORM_CsR7zep8eEsfPaaa8hCAXr_AOzkz5NpaLXPRiY8t1tamqAlIp

Our ARMC | Perspectives Webinar series will be hosting on various risk topics going forwards covering topics such as Credit Risk Portfolio Management; Financial Crime; Business