CII Protection - Lessons for Developing Countries: South Africa as a Case Study

  • Mboneli Ndlangisa
  • Deon Herbst
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6027)


We explore the process followed in formulating the South African CII (Critical Information Infrastructure) identification criteria and its application. We report on a three pronged approach that defines National Security, severity of CII security incidents and roles and responsibilities for CII protection. Our Criteria assumes the existence of basic ICT security roles within a country as per application of the South African criteria and its suitability for a country with limited resources. We conclude by recommending a CII protection approach that is best suited for developing countries based on our experiences.


National Security Critical Infrastructures Critical Information Infrastructures South African CII Identification Criteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mboneli Ndlangisa
    • 1
  • Deon Herbst
    • 1
  1. 1.ISCOTRAPretoriaSouth Africa

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