Cyber Security Awareness and Mobile Phone Use in Antigua and Barbuda

Digital Library published a post online about a paper written by Mabel Payne, Anthony Joseph, and Claude Turner. titled “An Exploratory Study of Cybersecurity Awareness Mobile Phone Use in Antigua and Barbuda”. Here’s a quick summary just for you.

This article discusses the level of awareness residents have of Antigua and Barbuda have on cybersecurity associated with mobile phones.

Mobile phone use has increased in Antigua and Barbuda. Thus, there is a need to coordinate, regulate, and secure all levels of communication.

Statistical analysis was conducted to measure cybersecurity awareness. Areas such as demographic, educational, and professional background, computer-related experience and education, and network security were examined. From this, we saw that around 85.7% considered themselves as being moderately safe from cyber threats. While 62.3% verified the safety of public hotspots and 61% had installed security applications on their phones.

Overall, the residents of Antigua And Barbuda were deemed as aware of the cyber threats associated with mobile phones.

Reference: dl4.globalstf.org


Contributed by: Chanthea Quinland from Antigua and Barbuda. Chanthea is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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