Cybersecurity framework for cloud computing adoption in rural based tertiary institutions

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dc.contributor.advisor Kadyamatimba, A
dc.contributor.advisor Madzvamuse, S.
dc.contributor.author Patala, Najiyabanu Noormohmed
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-06T14:25:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-06T14:25:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-18
dc.identifier.citation Patala, Najiyabanu Noormohmed (2018) Cybersecurity framework for cloud computing adoption in rural based tertiary institutions, University of Venda, South Africa,<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1362>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1362
dc.description MCom (Business Information Systems) en_US
dc.description Department of Business Information Systems
dc.description.abstract Although technology is being progressively used in supporting student learning and enhancing business processes within tertiary institutions, certain aspects are hindering the decisions of cloud usage. Among many challenges of utilizing cloud computing, cybersecurity has become a primary concern for the adoption. The main aim of the study was to investigate the effect of cloud cyber-security usage at rural based tertiary institutions in order to compare the usage with an urban-based institution and propose a cybersecurity framework for adoption of cloud computing cybersecurity. The research questions focused on determining the drivers for cloud cybersecurity usage; the current adoption issues; how cybersecurity challenges, benefits, and quality affects cloud usage; the adoption perceptions and awareness of key stakeholders and identifying a cloud cybersecurity adoption framework. A quantitative approach was applied with data collected from a simple random sample of students, lecturers, admin and IT staff within the tertiary institutions through structured questionnaires. The results suggested compliance with legal law as a critical driver for cloud cybersecurity adoption. The study also found a lack of physical control of data and harmful activities executed on the internet as challenges hampering the adoption. Prevention of identity fraud and cheaper security costs were identified as benefits of adoption. Respondents found cloud cybersecurity to be accurate and effective, although most of the students and employees have not used it. However, respondents were aware of the value of cybersecurity adoption and perceive for it to be useful and convenient, hence have shown the intention of adopting it. There were no significant elements identified to differentiate the perceptions of usage at rural and urban-based tertiary institutions. The results of the study are to be used for clarifying the cybersecurity aspects of cloud computing and forecasting the suitability cloud cybersecurity within the tertiary institutions. Recommendations were made on how tertiary institutions and management can promote cloud cybersecurity adoption and how students, lecturers, and staff can effectively use cloud cybersecurity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 157 leaves: color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Cloud computing adoption en_US
dc.subject Cloud computing security en_US
dc.subject Cloud cyber-security framework en_US
dc.subject.ddc 005.57071168257
dc.subject.lcsh Computer networks -- Security measures.
dc.subject.lcsh Computer security -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Data protection -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Privacy, Right of -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Security system
dc.title Cybersecurity framework for cloud computing adoption in rural based tertiary institutions en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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