Critical information infrastructure protection for developing countries
- Authors: Ellefsen, Ian David
- Date: 2012-08-16
- Subjects: Computer crimes prevention , Computer security , Computer networks - Access control , Computer networks - Security measures
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9498 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5928
- Description: D.Phil.(Computer Science) , In this thesis we will investigate the development of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) structures in the developing world. Developing regions are experiencing fast-paced development of information infrastructures, and improvements in related technologies such as Internet connectivity and wireless technologies. The use of these new technologies and the number of new users that are introduced to the Internet can allow cyber threats to flourish. In many cases, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) can be used to provide CIIP. However, the development of traditional CSIRT-like structures can be problematic in developing regions where technological challenges, legal frameworks, and limited capacity can reduce its overall effectiveness. In this thesis we will introduce the Community-oriented Security, Advisory and Warning (C-SAW) Team. This model is designed to address the challenges to CIIP faced by developing regions by defining a structure that is loosely-coupled and flexible in nature. Furthermore, the aspect of community-orientation is used to allow a C-SAW Team to operate within a designated community of members. This thesis is divided into three primary parts. In Part 1 we will discuss the background research undertaken during this study. The background chapters will lay the foundation for the later chapters in this thesis. In Part 2 we will introduce the C-SAW Team model and elaborate on the construction, relationships, positioning, services, and framework in which it can be deployed. Finally, in Part 3 we present our conclusions to this thesis.
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