Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: An African Information Security Awareness Model

Tapiwa Gundu, Nthabiseng Modiba

Abstract

Research shows an increase in information security threats originating from the human element. These threats are being aggravated by organizations continuing to only invest in technical controls like antivirus and firewall technologies to guard cyber assets. However, a well-planned information security awareness campaign can potentially alter the employees’ behaviour towards security. The body of knowledge is continuously growing within the information security space, yet it seems that there is a lack of supporting theories or models for the African context. This paper argues that African information security awareness and compliance initiatives can only be addressed effectively by the consideration that an African employee is not a solitary agent but actually a member of the wider community. The purpose of this study is to propose and validate a model for information security awareness and compliance that builds its competitive advantage from the Ubuntu philosophy.

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in Harvard Style

Gundu T. and Modiba N. (2020). Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: An African Information Security Awareness Model.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-399-5, pages 569-576. DOI: 10.5220/0008983305690576


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp20,
author={Tapiwa Gundu and Nthabiseng Modiba},
title={Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: An African Information Security Awareness Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2020},
pages={569-576},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008983305690576},
isbn={978-989-758-399-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: An African Information Security Awareness Model
SN - 978-989-758-399-5
AU - Gundu T.
AU - Modiba N.
PY - 2020
SP - 569
EP - 576
DO - 10.5220/0008983305690576