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Information Technology (IT) Security Framework for Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Michael Kimwele, Waweru Mwangi, Stephen Kimani
Pages - 39 - 53     |    Revised - 31-03-2011     |    Published - 04-04-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - March / April 2011  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Information Technology, Security, Metrics, Framework, Kenya, SMEs
ABSTRACT
To address challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) especially in Kenya, this paper aims to establish an Information Technology (IT) framework that can allow SMEs implement cost effective security measures. Particularly this paper discusses IT security requirements and appropriate metrics. There is evidence from the survey to suggest that despite having some IT security measures in place, Kenyan SMEs still face some serious IT security challenges. In the light of the challenges faced by Kenyan SMEs, this work recommends a framework which is supposed among other things provide some metrics of evaluating the effectiveness of implemented security measures. The framework is likely to assist SME stakeholders measure the effectiveness of their security enhancing mechanisms.
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Dr. Michael Kimwele
- Kenya
mikekimwele@yahoo.com
Dr. Waweru Mwangi
- Kenya
Dr. Stephen Kimani
- Kenya