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Säkerhetsmedvetenhet: Hur studenter förhåller sig till säkerhet och lösenordshantering
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Security Awareness : How students relate to security and password management (English)
Abstract [sv]

I dagens samhälle är lösenord en central del av var människas vardag. Medvetenheten om vikten av ett säkert lösenord och vilka hot mot informationssäkerheten som existerar är en viktig del av en organisations säkerhetsarbete. Arbetet undersökte hur studenter på Linnéuniversitetet hanterar sina lösenord samt hur medvetna de är om existerande hot och attacker som kan äventyra lösenordets integritet. För att samla in data genomfördes en enkätundersökning. Ett program skapades med syfte att betygsätta användarnas lösenord och på ett pedagogiskt vis utbilda dem i hur ett säkert lösenord skapas. Resultaten visade att studenter i hög grad återanvänder lösenord och att det finns skillnader mellan olika grupper i graden av säkerhetsmedvetenhet. De som mottagit någon form av utbildning inom IT-säkerhet har större kunskap om hot och attacker, samt hanterade sina lösenord på ett mer säkert sätt.

Abstract [en]

In todays society, passwords are a central part in the daily routine of the common man. The importance of a safe password and knowledge of what threats against information security exists, is an important part of an organization’s security. This work studied how students at the Linnaeus University handles their passwords and how aware they are of existing threats and attacks that can compromise the integrity of their password. A survey was done to collect data, and a program was created with the purpose of grading the users passwords and in an educational way teach them how to create a secure password. The results showed that students reuse their passwords frequently and that there are some differences between groups regarding their security awareness. Those who have received some sort of education concerning IT-security had greater knowledge about threats and attacks, and they also handled their passwords with a more secure manner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [sv]
Lösenordshantering, lösenord, säkerhetsmedvetenhet, säkerhet, IT-säkerhet, lösenordsanalyserare, lösenordsanalys, lösenordsmätare
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Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26356OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26356DiVA: diva2:627478
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
IT Technician, 120 credits
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Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2013-06-14Bibliographically approved

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