A Resilient Cybersecurity Framework for Mobile Financial Services (MFS).

Ambore, S., Richardson, C. J., Dogan, H., Apeh, E. T. and Osselton, D. M., 2017. A Resilient Cybersecurity Framework for Mobile Financial Services (MFS). Journal of Cyber Security Technology. (In Press)

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Abstract

Cybercrime has astronomically risen with technological advancements alongside the business opportunities in cyberspace. So much so that cybercrime is now viewed as one of the top ten global risks. In recognition of the threat posed by cybercrime, organisations are investing in controls and countermeasures that would combat the threat of cybercrime and its impact. However, incidences of successful cyber-attacks are still on the rise. The advent of mobile devices has created a means of providing financial services to over 2 billion people globally that hitherto had no access to formal banking services. Also, banks and other financial institutions use mobile platforms as an alternative delivery channel for financial services. However, the dark side of using mobile devices to bridge the banking gap is that mobile devices are now an added vector for cybersecurity threats. This has affected trust in the use of the system and consequently slowed down the uptake of Mobile Financial Services (MFS). This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the opportunities mobile platforms provide for the unbanked and how cybersecurity is hampering the uptake of MFS. Furthermore, the paper proposes an approach for mitigating cybercrime in the complex MFS ecosystem, and presents preliminary results from the research conducted so far.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2374-2917
Uncontrolled Keywords:cybersecurity; Mobile Financial Services; human factors; countermeasures; framework
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30089
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Dec 2017 13:08
Last Modified:11 Dec 2017 13:08

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