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GSCIS Professor Presents Papers during International Conference of Information Systems

Yair Levy, Ph.D.

Professor Yair Levy, Ph.D

Information Sciences (GSCIS) Professor Yair Levy, Ph.D., recently presented two papers during the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) SIGSEC – Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) 2013, in Milan, Italy.

The paper entitled “The Role of User Computer Self-Efficacy, Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness, and Cybersecurity Skills Influence on Computer Misuse” were co-authored with Min Suk Choi of (ISC) 2® , and Anat Hovav of Korea University Business School. The paper examined the effect of user computer self-efficacy, cybersecurity countermeasures awareness, and cybersecurity skills on users’ computer misuse intention at a government agency. Computer Crime and Security Survey revealed that nearly 60% of security breaches occurred from inside the organization by authorized users. In this study, the researchers found that cybersecurity monitoring had an unpredicted effect on reducing cybersecurity skills, something that wasn’t previously reported in literature, and may require further research.

The paper entitled “Investigating the Role of Multibiometric Authentication on Professional Certification E-exams” were co-authored with Garrett Smiley, NSU alumni, Nathan Clarke of Plymouth University, and Eric S. Ackerman, GSCIS Dean. In this study, the researchers extended the body of knowledge in e-learning security research by comparing e-exam scores and durations of three separate groups of e-exam takers using different authentication methods: Online Using Username/Password, In-Testing Proctored Center, and Online Proctored with Multibiometrics. The aim was to better understand the role as well as the possible effect of continuous and dynamic multibiometric authentication on professional certification e-exam scores and durations. The findings indicates that there was a clear path of increased mean e-exam score as authentication method was relaxed. Moreover, Age was found to have a significant effect on e-exam scores where younger participants were found to have higher e-exam scores and lower e-exam durations than older participants.