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A Quantitative Study on Japanese Workers' Awareness to Information Security Using the Data Collected by Web-Based Survey

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Author(s): Toshihiko Takemura

Journal: American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
ISSN 1945-5488

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 20;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Information security | awareness | worker | Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA) | web-based survey

ABSTRACT
Problem statement: The researches in the field of social sciences such as economics and business management were not conducted until around 2000. Particularly, there are few empirical studies on information security. Primary reasons among various ones are that there is no data on information security countermeasures and we cannot easily use the data even if the data exist. Though it is in such a research environment, it is necessary to accumulate the research from not only promotion of academic research but also the social role. In this study, the author quantitatively analyzed Japanese workersÂ’ awareness to information security. Approach: The author examined whether or not there are differences of the workersÂ’ awareness to information security based on various attributes by using Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA) based on non-parametric method. Results: It is found that Japanese workersÂ’ awareness to information security is different in attributes such as organizational attributes and the education about information security countermeasures. Conclusion: The author suggested the necessity of enhancing information security education and introducing firm system such as authority handover system and/or stock option system in order to motivate to take the efficient information security countermeasures.
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