There is a significant focus on cybersecurity training to thwart and respond to cyberattacks, which continue to grow in ubiquity and complexity. Traditional cybersecurity training may not always be effective in the aforementioned. Thus, Virtual Reality (VR) cybersecurity training modules may remediate ineffective cybersecurity training platforms. However, the interest levels in undergoing VR cybersecurity training and the potential acceptance of VR cybersecurity training need to be examined. Thus, this article aims to investigate the factors that influence interest in VR cybersecurity training modules. The factors being examined include gender and age. Overall, a better understanding of these factors can help decision makers understand if VR cybersecurity training platforms can be right for their organization. In general, this study found that gender and age do not affect the interest levels in undergoing VR cybersecurity training modules.

Speakers: Shaila Rana, Saad E. Rana

Published in: International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 6-8 December 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.2022.0002
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-55-6
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)