Sebastiaan (Basie) von Solms is a Research Professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa (basievs@uj.ac.za). Professor von Solms specializes in research and consultancy in the area of Information and Cyber Security and has written and presented a large number of research papers regarding this field – most of which have been published and presented internationally. In addition, Prof. von Solms has supervised numerous Ph.D. and Master students.

Prof von Solms's newest book, Information Security Governance, was published by Springer in 2009. Prof. von Solms is the Immediate Past President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) (www.ifip.org). Prof von Solms has been a consultant to industry on the subject of Information and Cyber Security for the last 15 years, and has consulted in this area locally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.