The Identification of Cybersecurity Work Roles for the Water Sector in South Africa


  • Sune von Solms University of Johannesburg



This paper presents the results of a content analysis conducted on the work roles of cybersecurity practitioners for the water sector of South Africa. The paper presents literature review findings on national and international frameworks and guidelines detailing cyber security considerations for the South African water sector as well as national and international guidelines and frameworks which detail the various work roles carried out by cybersecurity practitioners in an organisation. The study found that cyber security considerations and work roles such as physical security of assets, testing and assessment of cybersecurity methods, supply chains cyber security as well as incident investigation and interfacing with law enforcement, were not well defined for cyber security discipline. The study delivers a framework detailing the work roles of cybersecurity practitioners which can be applied to the South African water sector.