IAES Nawala: The necessity of cyberattack awareness

Greetings, fellow Nawala! May you always be in good health.

This is the IAES Nawala from the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science. Today we are sharing news about the need for cyberattack awareness. A cyberattack is a malicious attempt to damage or gain unauthorized access to a system. Cybersecurity awareness is important to understand and protect yourself from cyber threats, both personally and organizationally, through understanding risks, maintaining cyber hygiene, organizational awareness, training, and incident handling. Ahmed et al. (2023) evaluated the level of cybersecurity awareness of students at five universities in Mogadishu. Significant differences were found in the level of cybersecurity awareness among the universities, with students facing various cybersecurity challenges. The results recommended education on safe internet use, monitoring and securing internet and computer services and developing cybersecurity software.

Cybersecurity awareness among university students in Mogadishu: a comparative study

Adnan Abdukadir Ahmed, Abdikadir Hussein Elmi, Abdijalil Abdullahi, Abdullahi Yahye Ahmed

This study aimed to assess the level of cyber security awareness among graduate and undergraduate students in five universities in Mogadishu. The study used a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine the difference in cyber security awareness levels between graduate and undergraduate students across five reputable universities. The questionnaire method was used to collect data from 250 graduate and undergraduate students from SIMAD, SIU, UNISO, Jamhuriya, and Mogadishu universities. The cross-tabulation result showed that there was a significant difference in cyber security awareness levels between the universities. Specifically, the results showed that students from SIMAD and Jamhuriya universities suffered from virus attacks, while SIU students struggled with password strength and social network misuse. Mogadishu students faced phishing and virus attacks, and UNISO students dealt with both virus attacks and password strength issues. The study recommended that universities educate their students and parents on safe internet usage and cybersecurity and monitor and secure their internet and computer services. Additionally, the authors recommended the development of cybersecurity software to help students use their data confidently and securely.

Fadli et al. (2022) provide an overview of cyberattack awareness and prevention in network security. They discussed different types of cyberattacks, current trends, impacts, and prevention methods. Their results focused on improving Universiti Utara Malaysia students’ understanding of cyber threats and the importance of cybersecurity.

Cyber attack awareness and prevention in network security

Zolkipli Mohamad Fadli, Shu See Yong, Low Kai Kee, Gan Hui Ching

This article aims to provide an overview of cyber attack awareness and prevention in network security. This article discussed the different types of cyber attacks, current trends of cyber attacks, how to prevent cyber attacks and uum students’ awareness of cyber attacks. First, we will go over the different types of cyber attack, current trend, impact of cyber attack and the prevention. The approach entailed comparing and observing the outcomes of 13 different papers. The survey’s findings would demonstrate the results obtained after analyzing the data collection which are the questionnaire filled out by respondents after watching the cyber attack awareness video to improve awareness of students through the cyber attack. Depending on the outcome of this survey, we will have a better understanding of current students’ knowledge and awareness of cyber attacks, allowing us to improve students’ understanding of cyber threats and the necessity of cyber security.

To raise awareness of cyberattacks, Al-Shareeda et al. (2023) evaluated the effectiveness of a toolkit in recognizing fake news among students and working adults. The research findings highlighted the impact of the toolkit on fake news awareness and provided recommendations for its use in organizations and institutions.

Validation of the toolkit for fake news awareness in social media

Mahmood A. Al-Shareeda, Murtaja Ali Saare, Selvakumar Manickam, Shankar Karuppayah

Fake news has gained attention in recent years, particularly among social media users. The quick spread of fake news has been made possible by the increased usage of social media as a platform to get the most recent news and information. As a consequence, it is getting harder to distinguish between real news and fake news. This essay will outline a study that evaluated the usefulness of a toolset for identifying false news. The first hypothesis is that an increase in media literacy will result in a rise in awareness of fake news. The second theory is that fake news toolkits significantly increase students’ and working adults’ awareness of false news. On the staff of a manufacturing company and an institution, a survey was undertaken. The organization’s employees were given approximately 150 questionnaires, and 110 responses were received. The project includes the creation of a web application-a false news awareness toolkit-that will raise user awareness of fake news in terms of knowledge, behaviour, and attitude among students and workers.

Students’ awareness of cybersecurity needs to be identified and improved. Garba et al. (2023) evaluated cybersecurity awareness among students at Northeastern University in Nigeria. They found that although the students had a basic knowledge of cybersecurity, their awareness of cyberbullying, self-protection, and internet addiction was moderate. The results recommended awareness programs to improve cybersecurity understanding among students.

An assessment of cybersecurity awareness level among Northeastern University students in Nigeria

Adamu Abdullahi Garba, Maheyzah Muhamad Siraj, Siti Hajar Othman

The world economy today has adopted the internet as a medium of transactions, this has made many organizations use the internet for their daily activities. With this, there is an urgent need to have knowledge in cybersecurity and also how to defend critical assets. The objective of this paper is to identify the level of cybersecurity awareness of students in Northeastern Nigeria. A quantitative approach was used for data collection and cyberbully, personal information, internet banking, internet addiction, and Self-protection were the items ask for cybersecurity awareness level identification. Descriptive analysis was performed for initial result findings using SPSS and OriginPro for graphical design. the preliminary result shows of the students have some basic knowledge of cybersecurity in an item like internet banking, while other items like cyberbully, self-protection and, internet addiction result show moderate awareness, the students’ participation based on gender, males constitute 77.1% i.e. (N=340) and females constitute 22.9% i.e. (N=101). Future research would concentrate on designing awareness programs that would increase the level of their awareness especially the students in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.

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By: I. Busthomi