Teachers' and students' attitudes towards information security: A qualitative study

Nurit Reich, Noa Aharony, Dan Bouhnik

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The goal of this research study is to examine teenager's and educational staff's attitudes towards the issue of information security (IS). The study focuses on teenagers and on educational staff from high schools from varied socio-economic groups. The goal of this study is to eventually instigate a cultural change in the area of IS, therefore, it is important to understand the motivations behind end users' actions. The research findings indicate a clear connection between students' and teachers' evaluation of their information sources and the threat they feel by information risks. This, in turn affects their willingness to apply IS measures. In addition, the necessity of integration of IS into the educational curriculum emerged, as it constitutes an indispensable skill in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere330
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

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Publisher Copyright:
83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology October 25-29, 2020. Author(s) retain copyright, but ASIS&T receives an exclusive publication license.


  • information security
  • information security behavior
  • information security motivation
  • information security tools


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