Information Security Awareness in Sub-Saharan African Schools: The Role of Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

Kabanda, M. N. (2024). Information Security Awareness in Sub-Saharan African Schools: The Role of Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times. In T. Choudhry (Ed.), Business, Management and Economics: Vol. 0. Leadership Studies in the Turbulent Business Eco-System [Working Title] (Vol. 0). IntechOpen.

24 Pages Posted: 9 May 2024

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Mboneza Kabanda

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

Date Written: May 8, 2024

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the increased adoption of digital tools in educational institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. The efficient flow of information within modern organizations heavily depends on using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Like other organizations, the education sector has experienced a growth in the use of ICT, which has brought about potential threats to information security and users’ safety. In this regard, school leadership can play a pivotal role in ensuring information security by raising users’ awareness. Consequently, protecting school information systems and their users’ safety should be a top priority for school heads and other stakeholders. This paper aims to analyze different strategies school leadership can implement to raise information security awareness (ISA) among staff, teachers, and students and to develop a framework for sub-Saharan African schools considered newcomers in using information and communication technologies. This chapter focuses on the transformational leadership theory, the technology acceptance model (TAM), and the knowledge, attitude, behavior (KAB) model.

Keywords: Information Security Awareness, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Transformational Leadership

Suggested Citation

Kabanda, Mboneza, Information Security Awareness in Sub-Saharan African Schools: The Role of Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times (May 8, 2024). Kabanda, M. N. (2024). Information Security Awareness in Sub-Saharan African Schools: The Role of Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times. In T. Choudhry (Ed.), Business, Management and Economics: Vol. 0. Leadership Studies in the Turbulent Business Eco-System [Working Title] (Vol. 0). IntechOpen., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4821616

Mboneza Kabanda (Contact Author)

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies ( email )

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