UKZN Postdoctoral Student Speaks at SheLeadsTech Event
UKZN’s Dr Trishana Ramluckan delivered a keynote presentation on: Cyber-Law and Governance in an Age of Cyber-Attacks and Cyber-Crime, at the ISACA South Africa SheLeadsTech event hosted by Deloitte in Umhlanga.
The presentation explored cyber-crime and cyber-attacks experienced in South Africa within an international backdrop.
Ramluckan said challenges existed in applying existing legal frameworks to the rapidly advancing cyber domain with new privacy laws having international impact. ‘There are also examples of how terms related to cyber-security are used casually and carelessly, however this has potentially negative consequences for businesses when a legal interpretation is used.’
ISACA – formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association – is an international not-for-profit professional organisation with a focus on IT Audit, IT governance risk and compliance, information security and cyber-security. The organisation, which has over 140 000 members in 180 countries, provides guidance and manages some of the sought-after professional certifications.
The SheLeadsTech programme aims to increase awareness of IT and technology industries as career paths for women in order to close the gender gap and increase the representation of women in the technology sector.
Previous versions of the talk were co-presented with Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at UKZN Dr Brett van Niekerk at the ISACA international AfricaCACS conference in August and the ITWeb Security Summit in May.
It is the first time the ISACA AfricaCACS conference has been held in South Africa, and the event coincided with the association’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The ITWeb Security Summit is the premier information security practitioner conference in South Africa.
• Ramluckan is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Law at UKZN and a part-time research assistant in the School of Management, IT and Governance. She joined the College of Law and Management Studies in 2017 as the postgraduate research facilitator, providing training and support to postgraduate students and aided in curriculum development. Her postdoctoral research interests include IT governance and legislation in education and international relations.