Title: ASSESSING THE STUDENTS' AWARENESS IN INFORMATION SECURITY THREATS IN E-LEARNING : A CASE STUDY

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 194-199
Authors: Yuzaimi Yunus, Zainal Fikri Zamzuri
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2013)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


Many higher institutions used e-learning to improve their learning and teaching process. Users often use services of e-learning with great confidence on its security. The increasing number of universities in Malaysia contributes the increasing number of e-learning system as alternative to face-to-face lecture. As e-learning use a network, it is exposed to threats. Threats become the problem since network and sharing technologies were first used [1]. Many attacks were made on the users. This is why it is crucial to raise awareness in the computer security. The aim of this study is to see the awareness of students towards the e-learning system because today most students use e-learning system. In addition we also explained the importance of awareness in e-learning system. The result shows that most of participants have positive attitude towards the e-learning security. The strength of positive attitude is slightly different within male and female students. Findings of this study provide an enriched understanding about e-learning users and the security awareness of the system.