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The Backup-Plan: En kvantitativ studie om säkerhetskopiering bland studenter på Uppsala universitet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Få personer säkerhetskopierar tillräckligt ofta, trots att de riskerar att förlora viktiga filer. Vad beror det på? Denna uppsats har genom en kvantitativ undersökning försökt klarlägga vilka faktorer som har störst påverkan på detta beteende och om det finns ett samband mellan dessa. Datainsamlingen skedde genom en enkätundersökning, med över 300 svar från olika studenter på Uppsala universitet. Resultaten analyseras med hjälp av det teoretiska ramverket “Protection Motivation Theory” (PMT) och jämförs sedan med liknande forskning.

Resultaten visar att lättja och glömska är de två faktorer som respondenterna själva anser har störst påverkan. Utöver detta har även det studieprogram vilket studenten går på betydelse. Resultaten visar också att hur studenterna bedömer sannolikheten för dataförlust och graden av de problem som kan uppstå vid en dataförlust båda har ett positivt samband med hur ofta säkerhetskopiering utförs. Av dessa har uppskattat problem störst påverkan. Detta resultat skiljer sig från vad delar av tidigare forskningen har visat, men ligger i linje med vad PMT säger om detta beteende.

Abstract [en]

Few people backup their files frequently enough, even though they risk losing important files. Why is this? This paper has through a quantitative survey attempted to elucidate which factors have the biggest impact on this behavior and if there is a correlation between these. The data was collected using a questionnaire which got over 300 answers from students at Uppsala University. The results were analyzed using the theoretical framework “Protection Motivation Theory” (PMT) and was then compared to similar research.

The results show that laziness and forgetfulness are the two biggest factors that the respondents themselves say have the biggest impact on their behavior. In addition to this the kind of program the student is attending also has an effect. The results show that the assessed probability of losing data and the severity of the problem of losing data have a positive correlation with how often backup is done, where assessed problem has the biggest impact. These results differ from what some of the earlier research has shown, but is in line with what PMT says about this behavior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Backup, information security, Protection Motivation Theory, PMT, data loss
Keyword [sv]
Säkerhetskopiering, backup, informationssäkerhet, Protection Motivation Theory, PMT, dataförlust
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297582OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297582DiVA: diva2:942375
Educational program
Bachelor programme in Information Systems
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Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-23 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

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