1st Edition

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South Concepts, Strategies and Frameworks for Greater Resilience

    322 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Global South is recognized as one of the fastest growing regions in terms of Internet population as well as the region that accounts for the majority of Internet users. However, It cannot be overlooked that with increasing connectivity to and dependence on Internet-based platforms and services, so too is the potential increased for information and cybersecurity threats and attacks. Further, it has long been established that micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in national economies, serving as important drivers of economic growth in Global South economies. Yet, little is known about information security, cybersecurity and cybercrime issues and strategies contextualized to these developing economies and MSMEs.

    Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South: Concepts, Strategies and Frameworks for Greater Resilience examines the prevalence, nature, trends and impacts of cyber-related incidents on Global South economies. It further explores cybersecurity challenges, potential threats, and risks likely faced by MSMEs and governments of the Global South. A major thrust of this book is to offer tools, techniques, and legislative frameworks that can improve the information, data, and cybersecurity posture of Global South governments and MSMEs. It also provides evidence-based best practices and strategies relevant to the business community and general Information Communication Technology (ICT) users in combating and preventing cyber-related incidents. Also examined in this book are case studies and experiences of the Global South economies that can be used to enhance students’ learning experience. Another important feature of this book is that it outlines a research agenda to advance the scholarship of information and cybersecurity in the Global South.


    • Cybercrime in the Caribbean Privacy and security management
    • Cybersecurity compliance behaviour
    • Developing solutions for managing cybersecurity risks
    • Designing an effective cybersecurity programme in the organization for improved resilience
    • The cybersecurity capability maturity model for sustainable security advantage
    • Cyber hygiene practices for MSMEs
    • A cybercrime classification ontology


    1. Cybersecurity and the Global South – Solution-Oriented Reflections

    I. Assessing the Situation
    2. An Exploration of Country Group Differences in the Global Cybersecurity Index
    3. Cybercrime in the Caribbean: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
    4. Privacy and Security Management: Lessons from the Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    II. Understanding User Cybersecurity Compliance Behaviour
    5. Cybersecurity Policy Compliance Assessment: Findings from Government Agencies in the Global South
    6. Cybersecurity Compliance Behaviour: Exploring the Influences of Individual Decision Style and Other Antecedents
    7. Individual Decision-Making Styles and Employees’ Security Compliance Behaviour: Reflections using an Alternate Lens

    III. Developing Solutions for Managing Cybersecurity Risks
    8. Designing an Effective Cybersecurity Programme in the Organization for Improved Resilience
    9. The Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model for Sustainable Security Advantage
    10. An Enhanced Value-Focused Thinking Methodology for Addressing Cybersecurity Concerns
    11. Values of Optimising Cyber Hygiene Practices in MSMEs
    12. Toward a Cybercrime Classification Ontology: A Knowledge-based Approach
    13. An Integrated Framework for Developing and Implementing a National Cybersecurity Strategy for Global South Countries


    Charlette Donalds is a full-time faculty member of the Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM), The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from The UWI. She has served in several capacities at the MSBM to include Academic Director of the Masters in Computer Based Management Information Systems and Unit Head for the Decision Sciences & Information Systems Unit. Her first book is a book of MIS cases for solving managerial problems with spreadsheets and databases. This MIS book has been the required text for a course at The UWI since 2011. Charlette has worked as an IT professional for many years before joining The UWI; thus, she has a wealth of knowledge and skill in the discipline. Of note, she has knowledge and experience in implementing, customizing, and maintaining a renowned Enterprise System.

    Corlane Barclay is the principal of Smart Projects 360, https://smartprojects360.com/ which provides advisory, consultancy and research services in diverse areas of business and government operations. She is an attorney-at-law, certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and trained legislative drafter. She has an extensive background in academia and industry working in the areas of cybersecurity, project and programme management, public policy, legal drafting and consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona, and other degrees in Management Information Systems, Accounts, Management and Law from the same University, and a Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the Athabasca University, Canada.

    Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is a Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is also currently a Visiting Professor of Computing at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and has also been Visiting Professor of Information Systems at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in industry and government in the USA and Jamaica. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Management Science & Information Systems) from the University of Maryland at College Park; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Howard University; and a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies at Mona.