IMPLEMENTATION OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING IN BUILDING AND DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF CYBERSECURITY IN A UNIVERSITY INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Cybersecurity is a matter of care and responsibility of all participants in cyberspace. The process of providing cybersecurity requires much more than simply imposing technical measures. The report examines the implementation of a human-oriented approach to building and developing culture of cybersecurity in a university environment through problem-based learning.
The culture of cybersecurity concerns the knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, norms and values of people and how these manifest themselves in the behaviour of students in their interactions with information technologies.
The report aims to make security considerations an integral part of students' learning, habits and behaviour by incorporating them into their daily actions through a problem-based approach.
Adopting such an approach to cybersecurity allows a sustainable digital culture to evolve from the behaviour and attitude of users to information assets in cyberspace, and subsequently to take the function of a natural firewall.
A well-developed culture shapes security thinking in every student, improving their resilience to emerging cyber threats, while avoiding the imposition of subsequent strict security measures.
The implementation of problem-based learning is designed to improve the effectiveness of the development of culture in the context of cybersecurity and to help develop a wide range of skills in students. In this way, students have the opportunity to take control of their studies and make their own decisions.
Keywords: Cybersecurity, culture, Problem-based Learning.