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Computer security expert Professor von Solms to visit University of Auckland
Posted on 11-Nov-2007 20:32. | Tags Filed under: News.

Computer security expert Professor von Solms to visit University of Auckland
The University of Auckland Business School is hosting international computer security expert Professor Basie von Solms from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Professor von Solms is an international expert on Computer Security (hacking, virus protection, IT risk management) and is visiting New Zealand for the first time to give presentations to the Business School and the New Zealand Computer Society.

The seminar is being hosted in conjunction with the University of Auckland Business School and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM).

Professor Basie von Solms will describe a specific system developed to quantify and measure IT risks, and to report the relevant status to top management. The title of his presentation is "The IT Risk & Compliance Management System, University of Johannesburg" and the session will be held Tuesday 13th November 2007, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Professor von Solms is the World President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa, a member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), and a SAATCA certified Auditor for ISO 17799.

The Professor has been the Chairman of the Academy for Information Technology of the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1978. He specializes in research and consultancy in the area of Information Security and has written more than 80 papers regarding this field. He has presented numerous papers at international conferences and is regularly invited to be a member of the program committees for international subject conferences.

In 2006 the South African Academy for Science and Arts awarded the MT Steyn Medal for Scientific and Technical Achievement to Professor von Solms. The Academy describes the Medal as "One of the most important awards made by the Academy for leadership on the highest level in an area of science and technology. The award reflects the candidate's creative contributions towards the development, organization and continuous expansion of a branch or branches of scientific or technology, where such contribution has played a significant part in the advancement of science and technology......''

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