Cybersecurity Measures in East African E-Government Systems

1Ugwu Jovita Nnenna, 2Ugwuanyi Ifeoma Perpetua, 3Asuma Mariita Nchaga, 4Tushabe Hadijah, 5Eric Mabonga and 4Tom Ongesa Nyamboga

1Department of Publication and Extension Kampala International University Uganda.

2Department of Educational Management Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu Nigeria.

3Department of Public Administration Kampala International University Uganda

4Department of Business and Management Kampala International University Uganda

5Accounting and Finance, Kampala International University, Uganda


This paper provides a comprehensive examination of cybersecurity measures within e-government systems in East Africa. It begins with an overview of the importance of cybersecurity in e-government, emphasizing the need to protect sensitive data and ensure the integrity of digital services. The paper then explores key aspects of cybersecurity, including risk assessment and management, data encryption, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, access control, and security awareness training. Each section highlights the significance of these measures in enhancing the security and resilience of e-government systems. The conclusion underscores the importance of continuous vigilance and investment in cybersecurity technologies to address evolving threats effectively. Overall, this paper serves as a valuable resource for understanding and implementing cybersecurity best practices in East African e-government initiatives.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, E-government systems, East Africa, Risk assessment, Data encryption

CITE AS: Ugwu Jovita Nnenna, Ugwuanyi Ifeoma Perpetua, Asuma Mariita Nchaga, Tushabe Hadijah, Eric Mabonga and Tom Ongesa Nyamboga (2024). Cybersecurity Measures in East African E-Government Systems. IAA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 10(2):12-24.