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Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence Blog


UD’s Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence did a small study in March 2018 that explored how the different generations encounter cybersecurity awareness and practices. A key group that we analyzed was Generation Z (Gen-Z). these are the kids now in high school that will soon be entering college and the broader workforce. Our study applied our Cyber-Mindfulness model to our analysis of the various generations - from Baby Boomers & Gen X-ers to Millennials and Gen Z. Using both our original data and existing data sources, we were able to craft descriptive profiles of the generational differences with regard to cybersecurity attitudes and behaviors. It is really interesting to see the differences in generations and how these Gen-Z students are going to bring a very disruptive set of expectations and new behaviors to both college and career!

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