Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Computer literacy: Does a background in computer programming give you better cyber security habits?
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Informatics.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Informatics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Computers are everywhere around us today and skills must be acquired in order for a person to use them. However, the topic of computer literacy is not researched enough to specify basic computer skills to consider an individual computer literate. This thesis will contribute to the research gap by investigating the computer skills of the workforce in the IT sector.

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the connection between computer programming and cyber security skills of the IT professional, e.g. is there a beneficial factor of this connection.

Method: For this study the quantitative research method was used to gather data. The authors decided that the best way to reach their target group and answer the research questions was to conduct a survey and pose questions on the topics of computer literacy and cyber security.

Conclusion: The results show that there is a statistical significance between the user’s security habits and his or her programming skills (or the absence of them). People who write code, defined as programmers, scored better on security skills survey, whereas their counterparts, the non-programmers, have some knowledge on the topic but they can never be absolutely sure of their cyber safety in the fast changing world of IT.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 80
Keywords [en]
computer literacy, cyber security, computer programming, IT sector, basic computer skills
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44763ISRN: JU-IHH-IKA-2-20190129OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-44763DiVA, id: diva2:1328699
Subject / course
JIBS, Informatics
Presentation
2018-05-29, B3009, Jönköping, 17:38 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-06-22 Last updated: 2019-10-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1549 kB)3 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1549 kBChecksum SHA-512
086d08e7f9c3744e22ed0257567194ce9c796e0ad7cfc59b130574f044f6b3115a967e302ee198a1b16333e8656b2a43fbbecbb4f708b3345a7c99eb1eba109d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ivanov, Bozhidar
By organisation
JIBS, Informatics
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 3 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 33 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf