University of Library Studies and Information Technology (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN19 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 2480-2485
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.0678
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
Nowadays the usage of information technologies on daily bases is considered inevitable. Along with the technological progress, the technical development and innovation, the globalization processes and the concept for knowledge-based internet society, ‘every aspect in the human world is deemed technologically oriented’. The Internet has become more and more intertwined in the everyday personal and professional life of the majority of people, organizations and nations.

To a large extent, technological development has a positive impact on how people communicate, work, and even live. It has even become a factor for achieving optimal, timesaving, effective and efficient work process. However, despite the endless list of services and opportunities that users are offered in the cyber space, work in a digital environment is also accompanied by many risks that some Internet users are unaware of. There is a significant number of new challenges and issues for IT specialists and cyber space users to process and solve, forcing them to no longer be focused only on the technical cyber security measures.

Considering the above problem, various organizations work on developing and implementing awareness-raising and education measures in the area of the so-called cyber culture to build cyber awareness, meet the challenge and prevent the dangers lurking on the web. At present, however, many initiatives in this direction remain either misunderstood or largely undesirable by consumers (no matter if they are individual users or company representatives. Cyber security requires the development of adequate and quickly applicable solutions that promote acceptable user behavior in the reality of cyberspace. The current paper is an attempt to explore and analyze the ways and means to minimize cyberspace threats and provide guidelines for enhancing the cyber culture of the students at the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies.
Cyber culture, cyber security, IT Competencies, good practices and training.