*Research Group Leader, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Mtsweni holds a PhD in computer science from the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is a research group leader for cyber defence at the CSIR and research fellow at Unisa. He is also a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-study group on cybersecurity in South Africa. His research interests and technical expertise are in secure software development, software and firmware reverse engineering, malware analysis, threat intelligence, web security and general cyber warfare. Mtsweni has over 15 years’ academic and industry experience and has published over 50 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers both in local and international forums. He has also presented and actively contributed at various local and international technology forums over the years, such as the ITU World Summit on the Information Society 2017, ITWeb Security Summit, TEDx, Southern African Development Community Cybersecurity Conference, International Information Security South Africa, and the NextGeneration Threats Conference. Over the years, Mtsweni has received a number of research and excellence awards for his work, leadership and community engagement.