e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and Cyber Security in Africa – Has the CIIP and Cyber Security Rubicon Been Crossed?

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_11,
        author={Basie Solms and Elmarie Kritzinger},
        title={Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and Cyber Security in Africa -- Has the CIIP and Cyber Security Rubicon Been Crossed?},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security Africa},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_11}
    }
    
  • Basie Solms
    Elmarie Kritzinger
    Year: 2012
    Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and Cyber Security in Africa – Has the CIIP and Cyber Security Rubicon Been Crossed?
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_11
Basie Solms1,*, Elmarie Kritzinger2,*
  • 1: Universtity of Johannesburg
  • 2: University of South Africa
*Contact email: basievs@uj.ac.za, kritze@unisa.ac.za

Abstract

This paper reviews some very negative views, made over the last few years, about Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and Cyber Security in Africa. The paper addresses the expressed negative views that Africa can become the vehicle or platform from where cyber-attacks could be launched against the rest of the world. The paper evaluates the reasons for such negative views and then suggests some steps which should be taken in Africa to counter such negative impressions and to protect itself cyber wise.