Joey Jansen van Vuuren is the Research Group Leader for Cyber Defence for Scientific Research at the CSIR South Africa. She gives the strategic research direction for the research group that is mainly involved in research for the SANDF and Government sectors on Cyber Defence. She is involved more than 20 years in academia and research, 10 years as the HOD for an academic IT department and 7 years as research leader at the CSIR. She joined the CSIR with the focus of the research group on cybersecurity that includes network and mobile security, forensics, social media, and national security. As Cyber threats become extremely important for the RSA with the broadband changes, the focus of her research is around cybersecurity, and government policy and frameworks required ensuring national security. These also include structures to ensure cybersecurity and curriculums for cybersecurity. Her research includes journal papers, conference papers and book chapters on cybersecurity governance. She has been invited as keynote speaker at international conferences, and has presented on several forums including national and international conferences and Cyber awareness programmes in South Africa. She was also involved with the establishment of the Cybersecurity Centre of Innovation for research collaboration, cybersecurity education and a platform for cybersecurity threat exchange. She is also involved in the establishment of a network emulator and simulator testing facility at the CSIR that can support cybersecurity training and exercises as well as new product development in the cyber environment. Apart from the research, she is the Vice President (Academic) of the Higher Education Informations and Communication Technology Association and received several accolades for entrepreneurship, contract excellence and community service over the years.