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dc.contributor.advisorHuang, Xiangji
dc.contributor.authorVazquez, Juan Carlos Barrera
dc.description.abstractNowadays the notion of cybersecurity has claimed center stage in the daily life of individuals and organizations. Losses incurred to cyber-attacks are the result of faulty human interactions with new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of cyberspace. The fast pace of technology discoveries has surpassed the understating of most ICT users. Consequently, individuals become unaware of such changes in different ways. This research examines differences and/or relationships in awareness level of individuals towards cybersecurity issues, considering four basic demographic factors: Gender, Age, Education, and Employment. The data set for this study originated from university students pursuing a bachelors degree in information systems and/or information technology. Finally, the results from this study are not conclusive and cannot be generalized due to several natural research limitations. However, several observations found in this study may contribute to the general body of knowledge for cybersecurity, and to stimulate future research.
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dc.subjectEducational technology
dc.titleThe Influence of Demographic Factors on the Cybersecurity Awareness Level of Individuals in an Academic Environment
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation Systems and Technology - Master of Arts's
dc.subject.keywordsinformation security
dc.subject.keywordscomputer security
dc.subject.keywordscybersecurity awareness
dc.subject.keywordsinformation security awareness
dc.subject.keywordscomputer risk awareness
dc.subject.keywordscomputer self awareness
dc.subject.keywordscyber risk awareness
dc.subject.keywordsindividual cybersecurity awareness
dc.subject.keywordscybersecurity awareness in higher education.

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