Investigating information security awareness: Research and practice gaps

  • Tsohou A
  • Kokolakis S
  • Karyda M
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Abstract

The aim of this survey is largely exploratory, namely, to discover patterns and trends in the way that practitioners and academics alike tackle the security awareness issue and to have a better understanding of the reasons why security awareness practice remains an unsolved problem. Open coding analysis was performed on numerous publications (articles, surveys, standards, reports and books). A classification scheme of six categories of concern has emerged from the content analysis (e.g., terminology ambiguity), and the chosen publications were classified based on it. The paper identifies ambiguous aspects of current security awareness approaches and the proposed classification provides a guide to identify the range of options available to researchers and practitioners when they design their research and practice on information security awareness. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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  • Information security awareness
  • Information security management

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