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Twelfth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2018)
Title: An Educational Intervention Towards Safe Smartphone Usage
Author(s): Wiehan Janse Van Rensburg, Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Lynn Ann Futcher
Keywords: Educational Intervention, Smartphone Education, Security Knowledge, Safe Smartphone Usage
Abstract: With the increased popularity of smartphones in modern society, smartphone users often neglect to consider security practices in the use of their devices. This paper explores whether an Educational Intervention could improve students’ security knowledge with regard to the usage of their smartphones. With the use of a Pre-Test questionnaire, a customised Educational Intervention was constructed to address gaps in students’ security knowledge and reported usage. With the use of a blended learning approach and a Road Trip analogy, the Educational Intervention was constructed and delivered to students through their university’s Learning Management System. The results of the study show that the customised Educational Intervention was successful in addressing the identified gaps in students’ security knowledge.
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