Securing the Internet: Fact or Fiction?

  • Basie von Solms
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6555)


The number of users of the Internet, in whatever way, is growing at an explosive rate. More and more companies are rolling out new applications based on the Internet, forcing more and more users to leverage these systems and therefore become Internet users. Social networking sites and applications are also growing at alarming rates, getting more and more users, whom we can call home or private users, involved and active on the Internet. Corporate companies are now also integrating social networking as part of their way of doing business, and governments are implementing Internet based systems ranging from medical applications to critical IT infrastructure protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basie von Solms
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  1. 1.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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