Accession Number:

ADA439585

Title:

Authentication Scenario for CyberCIEGE

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Frequent media reports of the loss or compromise of data stored on computer systems indicate that attempts to educate users on proper computer security policies and procedures seem to be ineffective. In an effort to provide a means of education that will more fully engage users, the CyberCIEGE game was created. It is hoped that by playing CyberCIEGE users will absorb computer security concepts better than they have through more traditional forms of instruction, since many computer users find games to be a compelling experience. The reason for this training is that many users do not understand why good passwords and password management are important for information systems. This thesis developed a scenario for CyberCIEGE to teach players about the issues involved in developing a password policy for a computer system. Limited testing showed that the scenario accomplishes this. CyberCIEGE uses a Scenario Definition Language to give developers and educators the ability to create scenarios that focus on particular concepts. A Scenario Definition Tool was created to aid scenario developers in the creation of scenarios for the game. This work also involved beta testing of the Scenario Definition Tool, which resulted in several improvements.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE