The higher education and research community (i.e., students, faculty, researchers and staff) takes Cloud Services for granted. In fact, most members of the community have a Google mail or Yahoo e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and are vaguely aware that their e-mails are stored somewhere in the Internet or in the cloud. Moreover, most KENET member universities have already moved their student e-mails to Google by taking advantage of FREE Google Apps for Education Services. It means that the e-mail is stored in Google servers that are outside of Kenya.
Most vulnerabilities that happen and/or reported are either due to lack of security awareness by end users (i.e., students, faculty, staff) or systems administrators’ failure to update the software an institution is running? for example:-
There are three things we consider very important for you to know about Campus ICT Infrastructures:-
There are THREE things we would like you to know about broadband connectivity to your campuses:
1. The automation of your institutional administrative information systems (e.g., financial information systems, student portals etc), means that you need to setup an offsite disaster recovery site to mitigate risk of information loss. A broadband connection of up to 1 Gb/s is required between the primary site on your main campus and the off-site backup site. The off-site backup site could be established at one of four locations: