Mercy Bere-Chitauro

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Staff Details

Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2039
Email: 
mbere [at] nust [dot] na
Office Location: 
Information Technology House
Qualification: 
MIT, (Comp. Net.), B.Sc.: Comp. Sci. & Math. (UZ), CCNA, CCNP (R+S), CCNA Instr. Linux
Specialisation: 

Networks, Network Security

Research Interest: 
Critical Infrastructure Security, Network Security, Child online protection
Selected Publications: 

Bere, M., (2015). A Preliminary Review of ICS Security Frameworks and Standards Vs. Advanced Persistent Threats. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security held on the 24th to the 25th of March 2015 in South Africa. ISBN 978-1-910309-97-1. pg 407-414

Bere, M. and Muyingi, H.N., (2015) Initial Investigation of Industrial Control System (ICS) Security Using Artificial Immune System (AIS). Emerging Trends in Networks and Computer Communications (ETNCC), 2015 International Conference. Pages: 79 - 84, DOI: 10.1109/ETNCC.2015.7184812

Bere, M., Bhunu Shava, F., Gamundani, A. M., & Nhamu, I. (2015, August 8). How Advanced Persistent Threat Exploit Humans. IJCSI, 12(4), in print. doi:IJCSI-2015-12-4-10601

Gamundani, A.M., Bhunu-Shava, F., Bere, M., & Kandjimi, H. (2015). A preliminary survey on child online protection initiatives: A focus on Namibia. International Research Journal of Computer Science. Ref No. IRJCS/RS/Vol.2/Issue4/APJCS10090.

Attlee M. Gamundani, Julia N. Nambili and Mercy Bere, “A VPN Security Solution for Connectivity over insecure Network Channnels: A novel study” SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering (SSRG-IJCSE), Vol 1 Issue 7, September, 2014, IJCSE-V7P101, ISSN: 2348-8387.

Chitauro S.; Chitauro M; & Jere, N. (2017) Cloud Computing a Solution to Internet Services Downtime at Namibian Institutions of Higher Learning. Proceedings of International Congress on Information and Communication  Technology (ICICT) to be held on 12 – 13 December 2016 .In press

Bere-Chitauro, M; Muyingi H; Gamundani,  A; Chitauro, S. (2015). Advanced Persistent Threat Model for Testing Industrial Control System Security Mechanisms. Proceedings of An International Congress on Information and Communication  Technology (ICICT) held on 9 – 10 October 2015. In press

Bere M. (2012) An investigation of IPv6 and IPv4 Network Security: a Polytechnic of Namibia case study. SATN conference 2012

Gamundani, A.M., Nhamu, I., Bhunu Shava, F., & Bere, M. (2015) Social networking as both a cause for concern and a window for hope - A focus on Child Online Protection in Namibia.  Proceedings of the African Cyber Citizenship Conference 2015 Port Elizabeth, Boardwalk, South Africa, 2-3 Nov 2015 (http://accconference.nmmu.ac.za).ISBN:978-1-920508-67-8. Pages(s) 64-75

Bhunu Shava, F., Bere, M, Nhamu, I., & Gamundani, A.M. (2015). Designing Knowledge Based Economy model for developing countries with a focus on security. Proceedings of the Sanord 2015 conference, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia, 1-3 Dec

Notable Achievements: 

Best PhD researcher 2015

Best MIT student class of 2012

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