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Medical Centre Employee Centered Information Security Awareness


As part of the MedISA research, various instruments for measuring Information Security Awareness have been compiled in a catalogue, which can be used for further research and practical applications.

The compiled instruments provide evidence of reliability and validity; however, the scientific quality criteria vary. For more information, please refer to the associated publications.

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SABS ISO/IEC 17799 Scale with Focus on Hospitals (SIIS)

Authors: Aksu P. K., Kitapçi N. Ş., Çatar R. Ö., Mumcu G.
Publication Title: An Evaluation of Information Security from the Users’ Perspective in Turkey.
Date: 2015

Language of Items: English
Number of Items: 27
Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha (0.8157 - 0.9019)
Validity: Face and Construct Validity

Response Specification: Five-point Likert scale (1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Neutral, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly agree)

Users may not logon / gain access to our systems without being formerly registered with their own user account.
We ensure that information processing facilities are only used for authorised business purposes.
Our organisation controls access to information via an access control policy which specifies which users have access to what data.
Despite being connected to public networks, we are confident that our systems are adequately protected by our internet service provider’s security and / or our own firewalling systems.
We are confident that our anti-virus systems are up to date and in the event of a virus outbreak, we should be able to protect our systems as best as possible.
In the event of a security incident, procedures clearly define what to do and who to call for assistance.
A password management system is in place which specifies the frequency of password changes as well as the minimum password complexity.
Appropriate mechanisms are in place to authenticate users logging onto our systems.
There is a formal disciplinary process for employees who have violated our security policies and processes.
Staff have been trained to secure their computers at all times, when moving away from their work stations.
Staff are aware that security incidents must be reported to management immediately.
Expertise on information security is available internally and where not, external advice is sought.
We are confident that in the event of equipment failure, theft or site disaster, our data backups and storage would enable us to retrieve our information with minimal business interruption.
Changes in the workflow with computer use, do not prevent the granting of the necessary importance to information security.
Information security process does not adversely affect the quality of service.
Information security is a priority issue among daily works.
Having more workload in a organisations does not prevent the granting of the necessary importance to information security
A director (or equivalent) member of our staff has responsibility for information security.
There is a nominated person in our organisation who is expertise on information security.
Directors take care to improve information security in the organisation.
Staffs take care to improve information security in the organisation.
Staff are well informed as to what is considered to be acceptable and unacceptable usage of our information systems.
Staff are aware of our information security policy.
We have a documented information security policy.
Roles and responsibilities for information security in our organization are well defined.
All staff are given adequate and appropriate information security education and training.