Hybrid Chapter Event | 11th April 2024

Guardians of the Cloud: Navigating Cyber-Security in Age of Cloud Computing

By: Dr. Daniel Ramotsoela (UCT)

The chapter event will be registered for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits with ECSA.



Cloud computing is a technology model that allows individuals and organizations to access and use computing resources and services over the internet. Instead of relying on local servers or computers to run applications or store data, cloud computing enables users to tap into a shared pool of resources provided by cloud service providers. In today’s digital age, many organizations are embracing the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing to outsource their critical computational requirements. While the cloud offers numerous benefits, it also introduces a new set of security challenges that must be carefully managed. This is particularly important in applications involving critical infrastructure, that deal with sensitive data that needs to be protected. This presentation will delve into the key security considerations when outsourcing computing to the cloud.


Dr. Daniel Ramotsoela received his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2013, 2015, and 2020, respectively. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has served on the organising and technical program committees of leading international conferences and has also published extensively in leading international journals and conference proceedings. In 2023, he was a visiting scholar at University of Michigan, USA conducting industrial cybersecurity research. His current research relates to the intersection of system security and machine learning, primarily focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) applications and cyber-physical systems.