Rossouw von Solms holds a PhD-degree from the ex-Rand Afrikaans University. He has been the Head of Department of the Information Technology at the ex-PE Technikon and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for more than fifteen years. Currently Rossouw is the Director of the Institute for ICT Advancement at the NMMU. Rossouw has published and presented close on one hundred and fifty academic papers in journals and conferences, both internationally and nationally. Most of these papers were published and presented in the field of Information Security. He has supervised fifty odd M & D students successfully. Rossouw is an executive member of Technical Committee 11 (responsible for information protection) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). He is also a member of the South African Computer Society. Rossouw is also currently the immediate past-President of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). He is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).