Information security implication of e-learning implementation in Kenya

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  • E-learning is one of the main ways of overcoming some of the key challenges in accessing education by the people living in rural and remote Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) in Kenya. Different types of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be used in innovative ways to resolve some of these limitations. However, the same technology brings about other challenges such as risk, costs implications and security issues that need management. With enormous and varied challenges in accessing at least the elementary schooling, there is need for a relevant and customized information security management model that is specific to the needs and
    challenges of these stakeholders. In this paper, Information System Security Management Maturity Model is proposed as one of the main ways of overcoming some of the key challenges in effective implementing of quality e-learning in Kenya.
    ISM3 is sensitive to security objectives that mitigate risks, the level of maturity in Information security management, and to the availability of information security process metrics in E- learning. The exploratory study draws on literature reviews, E-learning policies and strategies, which have been developed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in conjunction with Kenya Education Network (KENET) in E-learning implementation. Examples were drawn from case
    studies in primary, secondary schools and University where E-learning has been implemented. Resulting information acquired from the study were evaluated for the purpose of testing applicability of Information security management maturity model on the e-learning implemented in Kenyan primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education. Results showed that the information security management maturity of E-learning can be tested.

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