Security of the Digital Natives

53 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2014  

Davide Ariu

Tech and Law Center; Universita di Cagliari

Francesca Bosco

Tech and Law Center; United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Valeria Ferraris

Amapola - Projects on Security and Safety of Cities and Citizens

Pierluigi Perri

University of Milan - Faculty of Law; Information Society Project - Yale Law School

Giovanna Spolti

Independent

Pasquale Stirparo

Tech and Law Center

Giuseppe Vaciago

University of Insubria; Tech and Law Center

Stefano Zanero

Independent

Date Written: May 20, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

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

Davide Ariu

Tech and Law Center ( email )

Piazza San Pietro in Gessate 2
Milano, MI 20122
Italy

Universita di Cagliari ( email )

Cagliari, 09124
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://pralab.diee.unica.it/en/DavideAriu

Francesca Bosco (Contact Author)

Tech and Law Center ( email )

Piazza San Pietro in Gessate 2
Milano, MI 20122
Italy

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) ( email )

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
Turin, 10127
Italy

Valeria Ferraris

Amapola - Projects on Security and Safety of Cities and Citizens ( email )

Via Antinori, 8
Torino, 10128
Italy

Pierluigi Perri

University of Milan - Faculty of Law ( email )

Via Festa del Perdono, 7
20122 Milano
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.pierluigiperri.it

Information Society Project - Yale Law School ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
2036001305 (Phone)

Giovanna Spolti

Independent

No Address Available

Pasquale Stirparo

Tech and Law Center ( email )

Piazza San Pietro in Gessate 2
Milano, MI 20122
Italy

Giuseppe Vaciago

University of Insubria ( email )

Via Ravasi 2
Varese, 21100 21100
Italy

Tech and Law Center ( email )

Piazza San Pietro in Gessate 2
Milano, MI 20122
Italy

Stefano Zanero

Independent

No Address Available

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