Specifying IT security awareness

Hänsch N, Benenson Z (2014)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2014

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Edited Volumes: Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA

Pages Range: 326-330

Conference Proceedings Title: SHCIS’14

Event location: Munich, Germany DE

DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2014.71


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.

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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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