|Professor: Behavioural Cyber Security & Information Security Management
Summary About Me
Over the last twelve years, I have authored and co-authored in excess of 75 refereed publications and have presented papers in various countries. In addition, I have worked on research projects with the CSIR, IBM and SAP AG, which has allowed me to collaborate with world-class researchers, visiting their research laboratories in Pretoria, Israel, Kenya and India. Furthermore, I act as a reviewer for conference publications and academic journals and serve on various panels of the National Research Foundation (NRF). I am also an NRF-rated researcher (C3), have supervised more than 30 postgraduate students to completion and am currently supervising a number of master’s and doctoral students in the field of cyber security.
I hold a BSc and an MBA, as well as a doctoral degree (IT) obtained from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). My thesis, “Restoring Trust by Verifying Information Integrity through Continuous Auditing”, focused on a real-time automated system of internal controls for identifying accounting anomalies.
Before entering academia I spent ten years studying and working as a management consultant both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Midway through the year 2000 I returned to South Africa and entered academia as a senior lecturer in Business Information Systems at the NMMU. I have been part of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Fort Hare since 2006, including been Head of Department for five years. In addition, I served as Deputy Dean for Research and Internationalisation in the Faculty of Management and Commerce, I also lecture in the following two subjects: Information Security and Research Methods. In 2014 I received the University’s Vice-chancellor’s Senior Researcher Award.