Law Academic Participates in International Cybersecurity 

Dr Trishana Ramluckan
Dr Trishana Ramluckan.

Dr Trishana Ramluckan, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Law has contributed to four international cybersecurity events recently. She was a member of a panel on International Law and Cybersecurity at the Third International Workshop on Combating Transnational Crime in Africa held at Stellenbosch University in March It was co-hosted by the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa, the United States (US) Department of Homeland Security and the US Defence Threat Reduction Agency and served as a judge for the Geneva Cyber 9/12 Competition where she evaluated teams from around the world on their ability to address a fictitious cybersecurity incident. She also presented at a side event panel on careers in cybersecurity.

A paper Ramluckan co-authored with Mr Eduardo Izycki from Brazil and Professor Brett van Niekerk of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) was presented by Izycki at the 15th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Meeting Reality hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. The paper was one of 24 selected from more than 200 abstracts submitted.

More recently Ramluckan presented on Privacy legislation webpage notifications of South African Higher Education Institutions at the hybrid 22nd European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security hosted by the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the University of Piraeus in Athens, Greece. She also co-chaired a track on Offensive Cyber-operations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, and co-authored another paper, Towards Norms for State Responsibilities Regarding Online Disinformation and Influence Operations.

Ramluckan advocates for a multi-faceted approach to cybersecurity as the field has grown exponentially in the past decade and in most cases the Global South has remained under-represented due to its failure to prioritise international cybersecurity in comparison to other nations. It is therefore important for researchers from Africa to engage in these forums.

Ramluckan is the Research Manager at Educor Holdings; a member of the IFIP working group on ICT Uses in Peace and War and an academic advocate for ISACA. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Educor Multidisciplinary Journal and was listed among the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity in Africa in 2020. She currently serves as a Curator for the Cyber Diplomacy Atlas (a global project funded by the European Union Commission) focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research areas include cyber law, policy development and information technology governance.

Words: NdabaOnline

Photograph: Supplied

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