Sorene Assefa holds an MSc computer science degree from the University of Johannesburg. During her master’s program she wrote and presented internationally on the vulnerabilities of online-based education systems. She identified security dimensions and models that needed to be evaluated to promote a comprehensive security reference framework. In addition, she did her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in information technology majoring in software development (graduated with a 3.5 GPA). She also has an honours bachelor’s degree in computer science (Cum Laude).
For academic excellence she was awarded a scholarship from the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa. She was recognized by Cisco Systems South Africa as a high–achieving female student in the IT and networking industry. She’s also a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honors Society. She received merit bursaries from two separate institutions; the University of Johannesburg and Bond University.She made the Vice-Chancellor and Dean's list for her academic excellence.
She is a Technology Analyst at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) HQ, Switzerland and has been actively working on emerging technologies, specifically on Digital Object Architecture (DOA) Integration and cybersecurity.