Grant: $149,832 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 22, 2009
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Award Description: AN INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE CERT CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA (International Cyber Security Initiative)
Project Description: The developed and emerging nations of the world have ICT networks and information systems that are connected, comprising the global information infrastructure. Because of this connectivity, and the reality of modern ICT vulnerabilities in a world rife with malicious actors in a continuum from hackers to nation states that regularly launch successful cyber attacks. The developed world is threatened by vulnerable, high-risk systems in the developing world, which can serve as unwitting launching pads for cyber attacks. Accordingly, it is in the manifest interest of the developed nations to partner with emerging nations to promote national cyber security capacity, in general, and CERTs, in particular, and a collaboration framework among developing nations and with regional and global organizations to manage and reduce risk and enhance coordinated preparedness to respond to cyber attacks and recover from disruptions. We will develop a phased, cost-effective CERT development strateyg for Africa and a framework for collaboration and information sharing among the emerging CERTs and with global organizations and centers of excellence.
Infrastructure Description: Not Applicable
Jobs Summary: No jobs created or retained (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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