The role of education in cyber hygiene


  • Albina Basholli
  • Besjana Mema
  • Fatmir Basholli
  • Dolantina Hyka
  • Denisa Salillari


Cyber hygiene, Education, Identification, Prevention, Cooperation


In recent years, societies around the world have made great strides in the field of information and communication technology. Albania ranks among the countries where the development of technology, access to the Internet and the computerization of society progresses very quickly. Today, the e-albania government portal offers 1225 online services for citizens and businesses. In this framework, information security is paramount in modern cyber defense and an important factor related to the reduction of security breaches influenced by people by being included under a new concept, "cyber hygiene". This concept focuses on how we can protect ourselves from online risks and threats and how we can use technology in a safe and sensible way. Using a combination of available resources and a review of field studies, this article addresses and defines the importance of proper preparation and awareness of users to deal with risks and threats in their online operations. The results of this analysis will be based on the processing of surveys carried out in three public university faculties and two engineering departments in private universities, from which we conclude that education in cyber hygiene is the basis for promoting the safe and reasonable use of technology, improving in the continuation of the curricula of courses with object from the sciences of information technology.


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