The South African ICT Security Awareness Framework for Education (SAISAFE)

  • Mvelo WalazaEmail author
  • Marianne Loock
  • Elmarie Kritzinger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


The literature review and the investigations that have been conducted show that there is a need for a framework that would integrate ICT security awareness into the South African education system. The state of the current usage of ICT in South Africa was investigated as well as the level of ICT security awareness among South African school learners. A gap analysis between the two spheres of ICT security awareness and ICT in education showed that there was indeed a problem. A vigorous research methodology using among others an extensive questionnaire and themes was used to propose a framework that would attempt to provide a solution to the identified problem. After receiving feedback from the research participants, the proposed framework underwent an analysis phase and it was improved and the responses were incorporated to it. A framework called the South African ICT Security Awareness Framework for Education (SAISAFE) has been proposed in this research. This paper presents the process that was undertaken in order to formulate the proposed framework. The complete proposed framework and a brief description of its components are also presented in this paper.


ICT ICT security awareness Education Framework SAISAFE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mvelo Walaza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marianne Loock
    • 1
  • Elmarie Kritzinger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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