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Information systems security issues in the context of developing countries

Information systems security issues in the context of developing countries

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This chapter explores the current state of information systems security (ISS) in developing countries and suggests a way forward. A systematic literature review is conducted applying the approach suggested in reference [1]. In total, 41 articles were evaluated, 17 of which were analysed as part of the review. The review shows that the proliferation of technology in developing countries is increasing; however, ISS risk is also increasing in tandem. The reasons are lack of robust infrastructure, security education and skilled manpower. The review also revealed that while most of the technologies created are for the organizations in the developed world, developing countries are blindly implementing the same technology without considering their own limitations resulting from lack of resources combined with unique cultural and social set-ups.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.1.1 What is ISS?
  • 3.1.2 ISS in the context of developing countries
  • 3.2 Problem area
  • 3.3 Methodology
  • 3.3.1 Analysing the data
  • 3.4 Findings
  • 3.4.1 Legislation
  • 3.4.2 Policy
  • 3.4.3 Education
  • 3.4.4 Culture
  • 3.4.5 Dependencies
  • 3.5 Discussion
  • 3.6 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: security of data; information systems; risk analysis

Other keywords: ISS risk; information systems security

Subjects: Data security; Business and administration

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