Security of the Digital Natives

Tech and Law Center is proud to present the results of the “Security of the Digital Natives” project.

The project sets out to study the level of awareness and perception of IT security amongst university students, paying particular attention to the world of mobile devices. The report analyses the answers given by 1012 students from over 15 Italian universities to a multiple-choice questionnaire. The analysis shows that students’ perception of their knowledge is generally wrong and that they are unaware of the risks arising from their behaviour. In view of these risks, a proposal has been made to implement technical and legal measures to reduce future problems deriving from faulty or lax adoption of security measures on their mobile devices.

The present report represents the first phase of a project aiming at understanding university students’ perception of security related to mobile devices. The following phase envisages awareness raising and training events in various universities.

The research team is composed by: Davide Ariu, Francesca Bosco, Valeria Ferraris, Pierluigi Perri, Pasquale Stirparo, Giuseppe Vaciago and Stefano Zanero.

The results of the project were presented on 17th May at the Wired Next Festival in Milan, on  20th May at Politecnico di Milano, on 26th May at Università degli studi La Sapienza in Rome and on 5th June at DFA Open Day in Milan.

Your can download here the report in English

You can see here the PROMO of the report!

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