INTEREST IN CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION AMONG APPLIED SCIENCES STUDENT POPULATION
Zagreb University of Applied Sciences (CROATIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The importance of cybersecurity has been growing in recent years, along with the incidence of cybercrime. Some of the cyber-attacks show us how their actions can cause significant damage not only to businesses but also to individuals. Students' level of cybersecurity awareness is very important not only for educational institutions that prepare them for the labour market but also for employers who will hire them after graduation and include them in their business processes. For these reasons, it was interesting to see not only the level of cybersecurity awareness of students at the University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb (TVZ), but also how they perceive their digital competence, have they already participated in some form of cybersecurity education and whether they are interested in further education on the subject. In this research, among other findings. we have found positive correlation for participation in some form of cybersecurity education and the level of cybersecurity awareness. These results show how important it is to include cybersecurity education in regular study programs, but not only for Informatics and Computing students who are professionally close to it, but also for other students who also need to be prepared for the challenges ahead in their future jobs.
Keywords: Cybersecurity awareness, cybersecurity education, digital competence, student population.