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Title: Gamification to Empower Information Security Education
Authors: Antonaci, Alessandra
Klemke, Roland
Stracke, Christian M.
Spatafora, Mario
Stefanova, Kamelia
Specht, Marcus
Keywords: Gamification
Information Security Education
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2017
Publisher: CEUR
Citation: Antonaci, A., Klemke, R., Stracke, C. M., Specht, M., Spatafora, M., & Stefanova, K. (2017). Gamification to Empower Information Security Education. In P. Tuomi & A. Perttula (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International GamiFIN Conference (pp. 32-38). Pori, Finland: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Retrieved from
Abstract: 47% of the world population uses the internet daily, and access is growing also in less developed countries (LDCs). As a consequence, a total of almost 1 billion households in the world have internet access, of which 48 million belong from LDCs (ITU, 2016). A large proportion of internet users are teenagers, who often are not aware of all the risks related to sharing private information through the Internet using for instance social networks. This paper summarizes how much time students pass online, in what activities they prefer to be involved, which risks they are confronted with, and what can be done to reduce them. The solution we propose isan investment on the teacher level, recognized here as a key figure to be trained to become I (information) Secure Agent via an online course. The course will follow a gamified approach for empowering information security education. Our assumption is that gamification will have positive effects on participants’ engagement and goal achievement
ISSN: 1613-0073
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