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Sub-Saharan Africa Cyber Threat Modeling

The project will detect, document, and analyze current and emerging cyber threats with a long term goal to mitigate their impact on users at risk in specific Sub-Saharan African countries especially around elections

Specifically the project will study Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. Through a combination of technical and investigative means, the project will examine models of attacks including both the means or tools employed for such attacks, appropriated strategies or tactics, such as blocking of website pages, phishing and other social engineering methods.

Funding to date

2017
$57 200
12 months
Total funding: 
$57 200
Countries: 
Ethiopia Rwanda Nigeria Kenya Cameroon Zimbabwe South Sudan
Core issues: 
Awareness of access Security from danger or threat online
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Objectives
Research
Beneficiaries
General public
Activists
Journalists
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Academia
Addressed problems
Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Technology focus
Not applicable