Security

Towards Implementation of the Information Security Strategies in South Africa

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Executive Summary

The increasing sophistication of information security threats and the ever-growing body of regulation has made information security a critical function in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This paper was undertaken to investigate the implementation of information security strategies in HEI in South Africa. A survey questionnaire was administered to the personnel of Further Education and Training FET) in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It is found that HEIs lacked information security strategies and information security awareness education programmes. In this paper, the authors discuss in detail comprehensive of different security attacks on information systems and categorize them as general organizational and HEI-related attacks.

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