SWITCH

Security awareness - an interdisciplinary approach

Webinars 2018

Webinar presented by Katja Dörlemann, SWITCH, on February 15, 2018

To master the new challenges generated by digitalisation in higher education we need new interpersonal and digital skills. Handling data and using the Internet belong to our daily routine, but what about security? Institutions of higher education are not exempt of cybercrime, which is increasing significantly every year, while attacks are getting more and more sophisticated. Technology can’t always keep up, the end users themselves play a crucial role. Security needs to be involved in the daily life of every employee and every private user.

But a collaboration isn’t always easy. Security makes things more complicated, it may even slow things down, but above all it is considered to be nonessential. This assumption mainly results from a lack of knowledge or misinformation – often caused by a communication gap between tech-experts and non-tech-people. On the one hand most tech-experts are not very good at explaining to non-tech-people. On the other hand there is a general lack of interest among the average user.

The solution is trying to raise the awareness while helping the tech-experts explain. A well designed e-learning programme is the most important and efficient instrument to do so, therefore we would like to increase awareness for security issues in this session and discuss with you how an efficient collaboration between the different stakeholders of the Swiss e-Learning Community can support the fight against cybercrime.