Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Towards A Safe Cyberspace In Higher Education: Assessment Of The Cybersecurity Practices In A State University In The Philippines


DELIA THERESA C. ESCOBAR

Abstract

Generally, this study investigated the cybersecurity practices of the faculty members, students, and administrative staff of Cagayan State University, Philippines. The researcher utilized mixed method research design to describe the cybersecurity practices of the respondents. Eight campuses of Cagayan State University were used as locale of the study and there were 1,555 respondents. The study revealed that the respondentsí level of cybersecurity practices is highly favorable, and this was consistent along the five dimensions namely: Malware, Password Usage, Online Scam Phishing and Social Engineering. Furthermore, the administrative staff have more favorable cybersecurity practice compared to students and faculty members. Through the findings of the study, a policy framework on cybersecurity is being proposed. The framework focuses on technical, administrative, and procedural measures that will protect critical infrastructure and increase resilience of ICT and ICT-enabled environments within the university. The framework has the following core functions: Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover which is adopted from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity.


Pages: 5984-5994

Keywords: Cybersecurity, Practices, Cyberspace, Higher Education, Cybersecurity Policy Framework

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