Asian Journal of Information Technology

Year: 2018
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Page No. 142 - 152

An Assessment of Information Systems Security Management at University of Venda and its Impact to the University Community

Authors : Ratchel Chikurunhe, Armstrong Kadyamatimba and Willard Munyoka

Abstract: The study assessed the information systems security management at the University of Venda and its impact on the university community. It focused on identifying the critical information systems security measures that add value to the university and determines how the improvements in information security management can be achieved. The population pertaining to this research were academics and students. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in relation to data collection. Quantitative method was in the form of questionnaires and qualitative method was in the form of in-depth personal interviews. The study highlights improvement of security measures focusing on firewalls, antiviruses, policies, use of monitoring tools to detect intrusions and prevention of unauthorised information access. Factors of lack of qualified Information Systems Security (ISS) staff inadequate funding and absence or poor of ISS staff training programs must be looked at plus ISS awareness programs ISS policy reviews and constant software upgrades.

How to cite this article:

Ratchel Chikurunhe, Armstrong Kadyamatimba and Willard Munyoka, 2018. An Assessment of Information Systems Security Management at University of Venda and its Impact to the University Community. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 17: 142-152.

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