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Students develop security awareness solutions

This year's Blended Intensive Program was all about Security Awareness

Students develop security awareness solutions
Copyright: Christian Spadt, FH St. Pölten

As part of the Erasmus+ funded Blended Intensive Program (BIP) on Security Awareness, students from 3 European universities (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Howest University of Applied Sciences and the University of Skövde) worked together with participants from the study programs IT Security, Cyber Security and Resilience as well as Management & Digital Business on creative solutions to increase IT security awareness.

As part of the international exchange, the students had the opportunity to speak directly with the young target group at the schools and to ask about their experiences and prior knowledge in order to be able to develop tailored solutions. In addition to young users, less IT-savvy groups of people in the parental environment were also taken into account, as they can particularly benefit from knowledge about phishing, passwords and secure social media use.

In addition to entertaining and instructive videos and animations, a simulation of a social media platform that violates data protection was developed, and several game prototypes and quizzes were designed to convey the topic in an exciting and easily accessible way. Guests from HLW St. Pölten and Mary Ward St. Pölten attended the final presentation and were able to provide valuable feedback to the students.

The BIP "Security Awareness" will be continued in the summer semester 2024 at the University of Applied Sciences HOWEST in Belgium.

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Luh Robert, BSc

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Luh, BSc

Academic Director IT Security (BA) Department of Computer Science and Security
Dipl.-Ing. Kochberger Patrick, BSc

Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Kochberger, BSc

Junior Researcher Institute of IT Security Research Department of Computer Science and Security