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Title: Evaluating Awareness Level Towards Smartphone Security Threats And Security Features Among Zawia University Students
Authors: Tahani. T. Ahmed. Hamoma
Keywords: smartphones
security threats
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Abstract: ABSTRACT Increasing the use smartphones led to produce many challenges for the users; most of these challenges relate to information security. The biggest issues for the users is the loss of personal information due to the lack of users’ awareness about security threats and risks. In order to mitigate those issues, modern smartphone has security features integrated. There is a need to assess user awareness level in smartphone security features. Then the factors that contribute to user awareness level should be identified. Also, the relationship between identified factors and the level of user awareness. This research studies on user awareness toward these smartphone’s information security threats and features. This thesis focus to explore the factors that affect user awareness level and to measure the relationship between awareness level and the factors. Respondents for this study were 300 students from Zawia university aged between 18 to 33 years old, because these ages are the largest age group using smartphones. In addition, they are exposed to variation of application of Internet usage and more vulnerable to security risks and threats. This study used the quantitative method. Based on the results, it is found that the users’ awareness level of smartphone security features is at a moderate level. Also, their awareness of smartphone security threats was queried; it is at a moderate level of security awareness. Determining how other factors such as gender, age, educational level, academic specialization and smartphone experience influenced security awareness, these factors do not influence the security awareness. While the smartphone experience factor showed a moderate correlation and substantial relationship on the users' awareness level.
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