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ERIC Number: ED514498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-0225-5
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Information Assurance within the United States Air Force
Cherry, John D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University
According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a review of information assurance (IA) in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2009, cyber security is jeopardized because of information loss. This situation has occurred in large part because of less than optimal training practices or adherence to training protocols. The purpose of this study was to determine if conformity to protocols was lessoned because of the current self-paced training regimen and whether or not trainees who spent more time on their training were correspondingly more likely to utilize security protocols. An ex-post facto quasi-experimental design and quantitative analysis were used to determine the training impact of current practices in establishing IA conformance to protocols in the USAF. Dependent variable data regarding IA training was collected from a sampling of military and civilian USAF DoD employees. Comparisons between user conformity levels to IA procedures after required training and between users' perceptions of time spent in training and conformity to IA protocols, demonstrated that increased IA training time equated to an overall perceived greater understanding of both IA roles and conformance with security protocols. The results of this study have the potential to contribute to positive social change by helping the DoD understand the impact of some training dynamics on user compliance with IA protocols in the USAF cyber network. Thus, by utilizing the results of this study, the USAF could insure a higher level of user conformity with IA security protocols. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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