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11 December 2020

Absa’s Cybersecurity Academy comes out tops at 2020 Banking Tech Awards

Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest financial services providers, won first place in the ’Fintech for Good’ category at the 2020 Banking Tech Awards ceremony yesterday, in recognition of its South African-based Cybersecurity Academy initiative. Read more

01 October 2020

Absa Group Chief Security Officer, Sandro Bucchianeri, speaks about Global Cybersecurity Awareness month.

Developing cyber skills to alleviate poverty and assessing skills shortage in cyber technology. Read more

11 September 2020

Absa receives award and commendation at the 2020 Cyber Security Award

Absa Group Limited’s cybersecurity team was named the ‘Not for Profit Team of the Year’ at the 2020 Cyber Security Awards on Thursday, 10 September 2020. Read more

11 August 2020

Absa Cybersecurity team shortlisted for three awards

The team was listed as among final contenders for the ‘Not for Profit Team of the Year’ award, based on the Absa Cybersecurity Academy. Read more

23 June 2020

Technology offers solutions to skills crisis

Sandro Bucchianeri, group chief security officer of Absa, points out that there will be more than 3-million vacancies in cybersecurity by the end of next year. Read more

15 May 2020

An opportunity for SA to lead in 4IR

Statistics SA reported that the unemployment rate among this age group was 55% in the first quarter of 2019. Read more

09 Jan 2020

Absa CSO, Sandro Bucchianeri, on running cybersecurity for a major bank

In an interview with TechCentral, Absa chief security officer Sandro Bucchianeri said that although the bank has been able to secure the skills it needs, it’s been with “great difficulty." Read more

20 September 2019

Banking firm, educational institute in cybersecurity skills push

South African banking giant Absa Africa and Non-Profit Organisation, Maharishi Institute, have partnered to establish the Absa Cybersecurity Academy in an effort to close a growing close a growing global cybersecurity skills gap. Read more

03 September 2019

Cybersecurity skills gap offers SA an opportunity to lead in the 4IR

The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an opportunity for public and private businesses as well as government to influence the development of a talent pipeline to address our current and future needs. Read more

30 August  2019

King of the guards

Absa's Sandro Bucchianeri talks to Brainstorm about raising board, employee and customer awareness, cyber threats and addressing the skills shortage. Read more

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