Specifying IT security awareness

Conference contribution

Publication Details

Author(s): Hänsch N, Benenson Z
Title edited volumes: Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication year: 2014
Conference Proceedings Title: SHCIS’14
Pages range: 326-330
ISSN: 1529-4188


IT users are faced with various threats on a daily basis. Unfortunately, not all possible dangers are known to them, such that the users fall an easy victim to attacks. For this reason, IT specialists demand for higher IT security awareness. Although researchers and practitioners exercise ongoing efforts in this area, their work often lacks a concise definition of the term 'security awareness'. Since there is no agreement on the term, different (and sometimes not compatible) ways of raising and measuring security awareness exist. This paper is an effort to give an overview of this phenomenon and to show that awareness in IT security is not standardized yet.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Benenson, Zinaida Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 1 (IT-Sicherheitsinfrastrukturen)
Hänsch, Norman
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 1 (IT-Sicherheitsinfrastrukturen)

How to cite

Hänsch, N., & Benenson, Z. (2014). Specifying IT security awareness. In SHCIS’14 (pp. 326-330). Munich, Germany, DE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Hänsch, Norman, and Zinaida Benenson. "Specifying IT security awareness." Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Security in highly connected IT systems, Munich, Germany Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 326-330.


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