GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC)

, 3:19

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Education in IT Security: A Case Study in Banking Industry

  • W.K. DANIEL TSEAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , M.H. HUIAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , S.T. LAMAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , Y.C. MOKAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , W.C. OEIAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , K.L. TANGAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong
  • , X.L. YAUAffiliated withCity University of Hong Kong


The banking industry has been changing incessantly and facing new combination of risks. Data protection and corporate security is now one of the major issues in banking industry. As the rapid changing on technologies from time to time, the industry should be aware on new technologies in order to protect information assets and prevent fraud activities. This paper begins with literature study of information security issues and followed by focused-group interviews with five participants within the industry and survey analysis of “The global state of Information Security survey 2013” which published by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Trends and questions were discussed as well as possible solution. The study suggests that IT security education should be made to different level of staffs such as executives, professional and general staffs. Besides, the banking industry should increase company-wide security awareness and the importance of corporate security which keep the information and physical assets secure and in a proper way.


IT security education banking industry security awareness data protection corporate security