IIUM Repository

Web security awareness of it graduate students: case study

Attarbashi, Zainab and Yuen, Chin Yi and Che Mohamed Arif, Ahmad Suki (2022) Web security awareness of it graduate students: case study. In: Seminar on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management 2022 (SIRKM'22), 2-3 Mar 2022, Online.

Download (4MB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Proceeding Paper) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (923kB) | Request a copy


Nowadays, the security of web applications has a serious importance as Internet publication is increasing rapidly with huge variety of activities. The functionality of web applications should be insured beside the immunity from many types of vulnerabilities. There are many attackers who can bring harm to the operation of the web application and the safety of the users’ information. Checking the web application vulnerabilities can be easily done using the penetration tools from Kali Linux. In this research, we tried to study the level of security awareness of final year students in IT related fields at University Utara Malaysia (UUM). Qualitative and quantitative analyses were done to evaluate the level of awareness of a selected group of users and web admins. Based on the results obtained, most of the users are aware of the importance of web application security and cares about their own personal information but they do not know how to insure that they are safe online. As for web admins, after seeing a live demo on their websites using Kali Linux’s tools, they were aware that their websites should be secured but they did not know how to achieve this goal and the preliminary outcomes of this quantitative survey identified admins' enthusiasm to learn cybersecurity skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 10552/97007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security awareness; Web vulnerabilities; Penetration tools; IT students; Web applications security.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q300 Cybernetics > Q350 Information theory
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T61 Technical education. Technical schools
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Dr Zainab Senan Mahmod
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 09:12
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 09:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97007

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year