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As Sub-Saharan African continue to do more business with the Chinese it is essential that the technology received is secured. This is important as many African countries have continued to increase ...

As Sub-Saharan African continue to do more business with the Chinese it is essential that the technology received is secured. This is important as many African countries have continued to increase the numbers of mobile devices, and internet usage over the last decade. As many western countries such as the United States of America (U.S.A.) have encountered issues with The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) such as reported incidents of applications that provide data back to PRC embedded in hardware manufactured in China. Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be sure that the products received undergo a rigorous test as the possibility for sensitive data to be leaked is a reality. As China supplies this area of Africa with technology, Africans needs to be able to understand the Information Assurance (IA) posture of received products. To prepare Africans to be able to do this would mean a need for an African cyber command which trains military servicemen on IA and cyber warfare. As certain African countries have above average crime as identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) a secure IA posture would also ensure that cyber criminals within countries encounter technical roadblocks when attempting to steal sensitive information from individuals. As Sub-Saharan African countries move toward into the digital age it is essential there is an awareness that fosters IA.

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  • Emerging Need for Cyber Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • EMERGING NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN SUB-SUBHARAN AFRICA Prepared by Mr. Augustine Dike & Dr. Maurice Dawson Jr. of Alabama A&M University
  • Abstract • Abstract: As Sub-Saharan African continue to do more business with the Chinese it is essential that the technology received is secured. This is important as many African countries have continued to increase the numbers of mobile devices, and internet usage over the last decade. As many western countries such as the United States of America (U.S.A.) have encountered issues with The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) such as reported incidents of applications that provide data back to PRC embedded in hardware manufactured in China. Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be sure that the products received undergo a rigorous test as the possibility for sensitive data to be leaked is a reality. As China supplies this area of Africa with technology, Africans needs to be able to understand the Information Assurance (IA) posture of received products. To prepare Africans to be able to do this would mean a need for an African cyber command which trains military servicemen on IA and cyber warfare. As certain African countries have above average crime as identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) a secure IA posture would also ensure that cyber criminals within countries encounter technical roadblocks when attempting to steal sensitive information from individuals. As Sub-Saharan African countries move toward into the digital age it is essential there is an awareness that fosters IA. • Key Words: Cyber Security, Sub-Saharan Africa, Technology, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Crime
  • Africa Command (AFRICOM) America Military Commands
  • Chinese entrepreneurs in Africa, land of a billion customers New horizons? Mugabe has said: 'We must turn from the West and face the East' How China's taking over Africa, and why the West should be VERY worried Angola is China’s largest oil exporter! Chinese Influence in Africa
  • Abuja Technology Village The cinema of Nigeria grew quickly in the 1990s and 2000s to become the second largest film industry in the world in terms of number of annual film productions, placing it ahead of the United States and behind the Indian film industry.According to Hala Gorani Jeff Koinange formerly of CNN, Nigeria has a US$250 million movie industry, churning out some 200 videos for the home video market every month Increase of Mobile Technology All Over The Country
  • Modernization of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • African Union Positioned to Play a Key Role in Africa The African Union, which was formed to succeed the Organization of African Unity on July 9, 2002 and is loosely based on the European Union, aims to promote cooperation and integration among the independent nations of Africa. It consists of 53 African nations and its headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • References • OECD. (2010). Organisation for economic co-operation and development. Retrieved from http://www.oecd.org/ • OECD/United Nations (2011), Economic Diversification in Africa: A Review of Selected Countries, OECD Publishing.