Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

Ellensburg

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/

Start Date

17-5-2016

Abstract

With technology advancing every day our society is becoming more connected than we have ever been before. While these advances are making our daily lives easier they are also adding extra risks to our personal information. Most people do not think about their identities getting stolen when they make an online purchase, check their email, or use social media. However, each time that you put your personal information on the Internet you are at risk of that information getting stolen. This is especially true for students, who spend so much time online doing school activities. Every time that they login to do school work, they are putting themselves at risk. There are many simple ways that these risks can be reduced, but it starts with cyber security awareness.

The purpose of this research paper is to discuss the security challenges that are associated with the digital age. The topic of cyber security is one that should be talked about more often in today’s society. This paper points out the importance of cyber security awareness and protection. It touches on the major ideas of why our academic community and corporations are currently in a predicament. Lastly, the paper ends with four proposed solutions on what can be done to address cyber security challenges in higher education.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jackson Muhirwe

Department/Program

Information Technology and Adminstration Management

Additional Mentoring Department

Cyber Security

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May 17th, 12:00 AM

Cyber Security Awareness in Higher Education

Ellensburg

With technology advancing every day our society is becoming more connected than we have ever been before. While these advances are making our daily lives easier they are also adding extra risks to our personal information. Most people do not think about their identities getting stolen when they make an online purchase, check their email, or use social media. However, each time that you put your personal information on the Internet you are at risk of that information getting stolen. This is especially true for students, who spend so much time online doing school activities. Every time that they login to do school work, they are putting themselves at risk. There are many simple ways that these risks can be reduced, but it starts with cyber security awareness.

The purpose of this research paper is to discuss the security challenges that are associated with the digital age. The topic of cyber security is one that should be talked about more often in today’s society. This paper points out the importance of cyber security awareness and protection. It touches on the major ideas of why our academic community and corporations are currently in a predicament. Lastly, the paper ends with four proposed solutions on what can be done to address cyber security challenges in higher education.

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2016/cob/1