Homeland security under the spotlight at Sovereign Security Africa conference

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Homeland security as well as the products, services and technology needed to improve it, will be under the spotlight at the Sovereign Security Africa conference in Pretoria on 31 October.

Formerly known as Homeland Security Africa, the conference is in its second year and is expected to be attended by more than 400 of the continent’s leading security experts and solution providers.

This year, the event, held at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria, will focus on the technology, products and services that the local industry has researched and developed in response to potential homeland security risks. This includes solutions in the fields of human trafficking, contraband, drug trafficking, terrorism and organised crime, border management and surveillance, riots and civil unrest, critical infrastructure, major event security, policing and specialist ops, biometrics and forensics, transport security, offender management, cyber- warfare and cyber-crime..

As nations seek to advance their resilience and ability to respond to global threats, there is a need for collaboration on shared challenges faced. The conference will be directed towards a needs analysis with the aim of arriving at tangible solutions that neturalise risks to South Africa’s security, the organisers said.