CHARLOTTE FRAWLEY, EILWEN JONES & KHAHN DO
Students are not proactive enough in regards to their practice and implementation of cybersecurity, putting themselves and the university at risk of cybersecurity breaches.
Students have no personal investment in the issue - in order to address this they must be educated on the topic as well as given reason to care.
120,000 users access the RMIT network
RMIT servers manage 500,000+ emails every day
41% of students didn't conduct virus scans before opening documents in 2017
One third of students store passwords on their computers or write them down
22% of students avoid regular mobile phone updates
16% answered ‘No’ to downloading software online through illegitimate websites
20% of students consider themselves aware of potential exposure to cybersecurity risks
86% would benefit from cybersecurity education
32% don't have security software on their computers
90% don't change their passwords regularly
- New and current RMIT students
- Primarily those at the Melbourne campus, but also those at the Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi campuses
- Students who use specialty software
An awareness campaign to encourage behavioural change.