User Knowledge and Attitude of Computer Viruses in Malaysia

By Madihah Mohd Saudi, Shaharudin Ismail and Muhammad Najib Masdan.

Published by The Learner Collection

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One of the big challenges in confronting computer viruses is to educate users effectively. This report presents the results of a questionnaire survey, carried out in Malaysia.

Keywords: Awareness, Computer Virus, Incident

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp.111-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1004.916KB).

Madihah Mohd Saudi

Madihah Mohd Saudi is a lecturer at Faculty Science and Technology of Islamic Science University of Malaysia(USIM),Malaysia. Prior to that, Madihah Mohd Saudi was the virus analyst for NISER and was responsible for conducting in-house testing for virus analysis, reviewing standard operating procedures for virus analysis, developing acceptable user policies, damage control and laboratory specifications. She was also accountable in responding to virus cases, as (MyCERT-Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team) 2nd level support and as the NISER’s honeynet member. She was also the co-instructor for Incident Handling Training organized by NISER. Madihah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from National University of Malaysia(UKM)and her Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from University Malaya(UM). Her mission for USIM and for herself is to be one of the best security academicians in the world.

Shaharudin Ismail

Shaharudin Ismail earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Denver, Colorado, USA in 1994 and his Master’s Degree in Information Technology (Computer Science) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2005. He is the Deputy Director of Knowledge Management Division, Center for Knowledge Management and Information Technology, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM). He is also a lecturer in Information Security program at Faculty of Science & Technology, USIM. Prior to that, he worked as Policy Research Executive at National ICT Security and Response Centre (NISER). He was responsible on creating and managing strategic role initiatives for NISER. He also did research and analysis on ICT related matters especially in the field of information security. He served MIMOS Berhad for 9 years since 1995. In 2001, Shaharudin led the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) team in the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) application project named iVEST.

Muhammad Najib Masdan

He is currently working as lecturer at University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (UniKL). Prior to that, worked as Intrusion Security Analyst at Malaysian Computer Emergency ResponseTeam (MyCERT), Niser. Used to handle IT security incidents, executing penetration test, audit, research and development on systems, applications and networks related to IT security.


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