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Title: The urgent need for an enforced awareness programme to create internet security awareness in Nigeria
Authors: Adelola, Tiwalade
Dawson, Ray
Batmaz, Firat
Keywords: Internet security awareness
E - commerce
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © ACM
Citation: ADELOLA, T., DAWSON, R. and BATMAZ, F., 2015. The urgent need for an enforced awareness programme to create internet security awareness in Nigeria. IN: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications and Services (iiWAS 2015), Brussels, Belgium, 11-13th Dec. New York: ACM,
Abstract: Although the Internet offers an endless list of services and opportunities, it is also accompanied by many risks, of which many Internet users may not be aware of the dangers. As such, various countries have developed and implemented cyber-security awareness measures to counter this. However, there is currently a definite lack in this regard in Nigeria, as there are currently, little government-led and sponsored Internet security awareness initiatives. Also, a security illiterate person will not know of the need to search for these awareness programmes online, particularly in Nigeria’s case where personal information security may not be an overly important issue for citizens. This paper therefore, is to establish the need for an enforced Internet security awareness programme for Nigeria that would assist in creating a cyber-secure culture in Nigeria among all of the users of the Internet.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1145/2837185.2837237
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20324
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2837185.2837237
ISBN: 9781450334914
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