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EDUCAUSE Security Colleagues,

 

I am Nick Giacobe, a graduate student and cyber security researcher at Penn State University. 

 

I would like to invite you to participate in a study examining situation awareness in cyber security. As part of a grant-funded research project within the College of Information Sciences & Technology, we are conducting research on how network security professionals make sense of the cyber environment in their everyday work. As part of this research we seek you participation in an online survey.

 

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_23Sp1dE6fBSQ9ko

 

What is this Research About?

This research is part of a larger grant to develop tools and techniques to facilitate cyber security. Specifically, we seek to develop both an empirical and theoretical understanding of the ways in which network security professionals develop the “big picture” of their cyber environment and to use that understanding to inform the design of new technologies to facilitate and improve cyber security.

 

What are you being asked to do?

We are you to complete an online survey that asks questions about the cyber security data that you have access to and how you use it to develop situation awareness. We will not be asking questions intended to reveal proprietary or sensitive information about your specific work situation.  You may skip any question you like, or stop the survey at any time.

 

What are the benefits to you for participating?

You will have access to the insights we draw from the data collection session in the hope that they will be useful to you in your everyday work.

 

How much time will your participation require?

The survey is expected to take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 

If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nick Giacobe nxg13@ist.psu.edu or by phone at 814-865-8233.

 

 

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_23Sp1dE6fBSQ9ko

 

 

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Nick Giacobe

Research Technologist V and Ph.D Candidate

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State University

101 Information Sciences and Technology Building

University Park, PA 16802

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Message from nxg13@psu.edu

I wanted to send a quick update/reminder about this survey in case you intended to do it, but it fell off your long “to do” list… Those of you who have already taken the survey, thank you!  For the rest, the survey is still open:

 

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_23Sp1dE6fBSQ9ko

 

I’ve had someone call me out on the lack of IRB number on this solicitation email. Our IRB does not require such a notification on the solicitation. However, if it makes you more comfortable, this study has been approved by Penn State’s Institutional Review Board, under protocol #39434.

 

-- Nick

 

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Nick Giacobe

Research Technologist V and Ph.D Candidate

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State University

101 Information Sciences and Technology Building

University Park, PA 16802

 

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