The C3SA research activity approaches cybersecurity from a holistic perspective, crossing traditional academic discipline boundaries to bring together diverse researchers from a variety of knowledge areas to test existing and create new conceptual, theoretical, and translational innovations in order to tackle this wicked problem and identify pragmatic solutions. We conduct research that pays attention to contextual factors, i.e., national impact of digital technologies and cybersecurity initiative to reveal the uniqueness of each nation’s cybersecurity challenges.
Our position in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town has allowed to expand our mandate beyond deploying CMM reviews to a solid research unit. We have research affiliates conducting studies in various aspects of cybersecurity. The studies conducted include, but not limited to: