IT Security Readiness in Developing Countries

Tanzania Case Study
  • Respickius Casmir
  • Louise Yngström
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 125)


Much as computer and network security is increasingly becoming a global concern for enterprises, government agencies, academia and even for individuals’home use, still there are some people in some parts of the world who are not even informed of the existence of such a problem. Specifically, of these people are in developing countries. Tanzania is a typical example of the countries in which IT security issues have not been addressed adequately. This was revealed during the course and seminars on IT security conducted in Tanzania in the fall of year 2001. In this paper we shall start by describing the background and current situations of IT and connectivity in the country, followed by a summary discussion of evaluations of the course and seminars. Then we shall cite some of the fatal few reported computer security breach incidents in the country. Finally, we shall discuss what is our next step towards an attempt to deal with the problem.

Key words

IT Security Developing Countries Security Education and Training 


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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Respickius Casmir
    • 1
  • Louise Yngström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems Science (DSV)Stockholm University/Royal Institute of TechnologyKistaSweden

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