• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 41, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Mobile Security Practices of Faculty and Students in a Philippine State University


Objectives: This study aimed to determine the various practices of faculty members and students of Eastern Samar State University in terms of mobile phones security. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This research used the descriptive research design and adapted a questionnaire from Androulidakis and Kandus (2011) in their study entitled “What University Students Do (or don’t) Know about Security in their Mobile Phones”. The respondents of the study were faculty members and students of Eastern Samar State University. Weighted mean and percentage were used to interpret the gathered data. Findings: It was determined that most of the faculty members and the students saved sensitive data (ATM pins, passwords, images, videos) in their mobile phones without using any encryption methods. It was discovered further that more than 50% of the faculty and students were not aware of the security features in their respective mobile phones therefore exposing their sensitive data to hacking, intrusion and data theft. Application/Improvements: The results of this research can be used as inputs in the conduct of a University-wide Mobile security awareness campaign to increase the over-all knowledge of students and faculty members on mobile security.

Keywords: Data Security, Confidentiality, Information Assurance, Mobile Security, Passwords 


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