College of Law and Management Studies

Dr Trishana Ramluckan, a postdoc in the School of Law, received an award from the South African chapter of the international professional body ISACA at a virtual event.

ISACA (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a non-profit professional organisation that focuses on IT audit and governance, risk and compliance, and more recently information security and cyber security. It has approximately 145 000 members across 180 countries, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. The South African chapter is the largest in Africa with over 2 000 members, and it established a number of awards to recognise its members for their professionalism and service.

Ramluckan received the 2020 Contribution Award for her research on cyber law and governance, as well as her involvement with local and international professional bodies, and services as a reviewer for local and international journals and conferences. She was also nominated for the Africa Women in Cybersecurity Awards by the African Women in Security Network (AfricanWISN)) in the category Woman Data Privacy and Law Professional of the Year. Earlier this year Ramluckan was listed as one of the top 50 women in cybersecurity in Africa.

Ramluckan’s research focus is international cyber law, international relations and cybersecurity, and IT Governance. This research area is unique within Africa, as most studies emanate from Europe and the United States. Her work assesses the relevance of international cyber laws to Africa, and ensures that the African perspective is visible. The need for such laws and research is increasing due to the rise in cyber-attacks and cybersecurity in geo-political posturing.

Words: NdabaOnline