This study examined faculty awareness of computer usage regulations in the following areas: awareness, diffusion, effectiveness, and perception of the security environment. In addition, the concept of social trust as it relates to computer security was explored. In general, the survey found respondents to be rather neutral in regards to their knowledge of computer security regulations. They also tended to have less confidence in their peers’ or students’ knowledge of these regulations. Not surprisingly, those who perceived the risk of computer misuse to be high were more likely to discuss it with their students. The most interesting part of this study lies in the concept of social trust as it relates to computer security. Our results provide some support for the notion that many faculty members may simply fail to read the policies since other, potentially more knowledgeable, individuals are in charge of preventing computer misuse
Foltz, Bryan and Hauser, Richard, "Faculty Awareness of University Computer Usage Regulations " (2005). SAIS 2005 Proceedings. 9.