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Mobile Phone Users' Information Security Practices: Situation of Students in Ghana
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis work, I have conducted an investigation to find out the information security practices of student mobile phone users in Ghana. The widespread use and the portable nature of mobile phones in addition to the availability of various mobile phone applications which access all kinds of sensitive and private information have been increasing. As a result, there are increasing threats to information security of mobile phone users. In examining the situation, the study employed qualitative research approach and the main finding is that information security practices by student mobile phone users in Ghana are not the best, hence the rampant information security breaches among them. This study has also made a couple of conceptual contributions by way of expanding the theoretical framework, which is mainly based on John Leach’s work, in two different ways; (i) the mobile nature of mobile phones affects users’ information security practices and (ii) the relationship between information security threats and users’ information security practices is actually bidirectional. Recommendations have also been made to all stakeholders on the roles to play in an effort to help realize improvement on mobile phone information security practices of users.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Mobile phones, Information Security
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49861Local ID: 72c6c1e1-4fab-49fa-aae1-3d0e02ab3bf2OAI: diva2:1023209
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Information Security, master's level
Validerat; 20121214 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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