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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research


An Overview on Cyber Security Awareness in Muslim Countries

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Author(s) Saeed S. Basamh, Hani A. Qudaih, Jamaludin Bin Ibrahim
On Pages 21-24
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 1
Issue Date January, 2014
Publishing Date January, 2014
Keywords Cyber Security, Awareness, Muslim Countries, Saudi Arabia, UAE.


Abstract


Various cases of security breaches and attacks has been experienced globally, and high-level cases of cyber-attacks that threaten security has been documented. Attacks from various hacking groups have been conducted on organizations like the LuzSec, Stuxnet and many others that caused various levels of damages. Recent years have even seen groups that are anonymous in nature, targeting businesses that are highly profiled and other organizations. Some attacks have been conducted with much ease, thereby exposing the existing weaker systems of handling cybercrimes and some breaches have brought along very highly costs incurred on security. Countries have become very vulnerable in particular with the escalating levels of economy and the essential needs of improving infrastructure, in which has made them rely on technology and computer networks. Cyber threats can be categorized into two, and briefly they’ve been explained. This paper evaluates some instances of cyber-attacks in some of the Muslim countries like The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the potential impacts and the possible recommendations that is implemented by governments, can help in raising awareness on cyber-attack issues.

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