53 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2014
Date Written: May 20, 2014
The Security of the Digital Natives project sets out to study the level of awareness and perception of IT security amongst university students, paying particular attention to the world of mobile devices. The report analyses the answers given by 1012 students from over 15 Italian universities to a multiple-choice questionnaire. The analysis shows that students' perception of their knowledge is generally wrong and that they are unaware of the risks arising from their behaviour. In view of these risks, a proposal has been made to implement technical and legal measures to reduce future problems deriving from faulty or lax adoption of security measures on their mobile devices.
Keywords: information security, digital natives, university, mobile devices, applications
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Ariu, Davide and Bosco, Francesca and Ferraris, Valeria and Perri, Pierluigi and Spolti, Giovanna and Stirparo, Pasquale and Vaciago, Giuseppe and Zanero, Stefano, Security of the Digital Natives (May 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2442037