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Cybersecurity challenges for Bhutan

Choejey, P., Fung, C.C.ORCID: 0000-0001-5182-3558, Wong, K.W., Murray, D. and Sonam, D. (2015) Cybersecurity challenges for Bhutan. In: 12th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON) 2015, 24 - 27 June 2015, Hua Hin, Thailand

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Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, have become a key enabler for government organisations, businesses and individuals. With increasing growth in the adoption and use of ICT devices such as smart phones, personal computers and the Internet, Cybersecurity is one of the key concerns facing modern organisations in both developed and developing countries. This paper presents an overview of cybersecurity challenges in Bhutan, within the context that the nation is emerging as an ICT developing country. This study examines the cybersecurity incidents reported both in national media and government reports, identification and analysis of different types of cyber threats, understanding of the characteristics and motives behind cyber-attacks, and their frequency of occurrence since 1999. A discussion on an ongoing research study to investigate cybersecurity management and practices for Bhutan's government organisations is also highlighted.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
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