IT and Cyber Security Awareness – Raising Campaigns
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 34, Issue 1, p.7-22 (2016)
Keywords:awareness, awareness-raising, campaigns, cyber security, cyber security culture, IT security, privacy
Usage of technology in Macedonia has drastically expanded over the last decade. At the same time, it introduces new risks and threats to the country in cyber space. To react against those challenges in the country, there are couple of awareness-raising campaigns, brought by government and non-government actors. However, the existing campaigns are only targeting children, parents and teachers, and institutional level and privacy concerns, while forgetting the end-user. Mainly the approach, in which the awareness campaigns are designed, relies on posters, guides, tips, websites, caravans, etc. For this reason, the article briefly analyses the Macedonian IT and cyber security awareness campaigns, coupled with the background of cyber security path about IT and cyber security awareness-raising. It suggests recommendations and solutions that should be considered in order to raise the awareness level in order to provide safer, more secure and trustworthy cyber space at all levels.