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Abstract

Cyberspace has become significant to the wellbeing of the individuals, organisations and general economy of a country. It is for this reason that a country should play a leading role in securing cyberspace. However, in the face of the inherent challenges, the awareness of and education on cyber security cannot be overlooked. This paper aims to determine the current situation regarding cyber security in South Africa (SA) as a case of developing countries, specifically from an awareness and educational point of view. This will be achieved by providing a comparative analysis between two well-advanced countries and South Africa in order to abstract key points from a policy and policy implementation point of view to the actual execution of cyber security education initiatives. From the identified key points, some aspects are highlighted that a developing country should perhaps consider in engineering its cyber security education plan.

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cyberspace cyber security cyber security education 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noluxolo Kortjan
    • 1
  • Rossouw von Solms
    • 1
  1. 1.Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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