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Web users’ knowledge and their behavior towards security threats and vulnerabilities

Aldossary, Alia Ahmed and Zeki, Akram M. (2016) Web users’ knowledge and their behavior towards security threats and vulnerabilities. In: 2015 4th International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT 2015), 8th-10th Dec. 2015, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Most of web users today are university students. They become more familiar with Information Security (IS) because it is a taught course in the university curriculum. However, there are many students whose level of awareness on this subject is still not enough considering the occurrence of security risks and their frequent usage of the internet. Many studies have been conducted to assess students and to raise their level of IS awareness. This study concerns about students' knowledge and their behaviour or action towards IS. This study investigates whether students' knowledge influence positively over their cultural habits of ignoring things in IS environment. This study inspects students' knowledge about risks that face them daily particularly when they deal with their emails, social network accounts, software downloading and installing and public network. This study selected students from two universities from the eastern part of Saudi Arabia (Dammam and King Faisal University). The results of this study confirmed the research questions and indicate that students' knowledge and culture is associated with their behaviour. Students with more knowledge of IS are less exposed to security risks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6153/51288
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Security (IS), Security Risks (SR) and Security Threats.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Akram M Zeki
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 09:17
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51288

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