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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030318
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 3 Issue 3, 2012.
Abstract: Data security in a networked environment is a topic that has become significant in organizations. As companies and organizations rely more on technology to run their businesses, connecting system to each other in different departments for efficiency data security is the concern for administrators. This research assessed the data security measures put in place at Mumias Sugar Company and the effort it was using to protect its data. The researcher also highlighted major security issues that were significantly impacting the operations of Mumias Sugar Company. The researcher used the case study methods where both qualitative and quantitative data was collected by use of questionnaire, interviewing and observation. From the findings the researcher developed data security guidelines for Mumias Sugar Company. The information gained from extensive literature review was tested and observed during the case study.The research revealed that data security lapses in the company was as a result of system administrators’ failure to update and train computer users in the company on how to implement different data security measures that were in place. The final outcome of the research was data security guidelines that were practical enough to be used at Mumias Sugar Company.
Ayub Hussein Shirandula, “ Evaluation of Data Security Measures in a Network Environment Towards Developing Cooperate Data Security Guidelines” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 3(3), 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030318