Cyber Crime and Security Vulnerabilities Awareness Information System Portal. – M. A Agana and B. I. Ele
A real time portal (www.ganamoscybersecure.org) to enlighten people on how to protect their data in the web, the strategies adopted by cyber criminals to succeed in exploiting their victims as well as the mistakes made by people and organizations that make them prone to the menace of cyber crime has been designed in this paper. Critical observations were made over time on the degree of awareness and attitudes of people and organizations in some parts of South Africa and Nigeria towards information security. Interviews were conducted using structured questionnaire to elicit information. The outcome showed that most individuals and organizations lack adequate awareness on strategies adopted by cyber criminals, and pay little attention to securing their online data. The application of the services provided by the portal designed would be a sine qua non for contending with the menace of cyber-crime.