Cybercrime Awareness among Saudi Nationals: Dataset

Published: 16 February 2021| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/fbs9mgmh4y.3
Contributor:
abdulaziz alzubaidi

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This survey was based on an online platform, namely Google forms. To ensure data confidentiality, anonymous participation was enabled, and the results were stored in a local database for further analysis. During preprocessing, participants were asked if they agreed or disagreed with participating in the survey. If they agreed, they could access the questionnaire by logging in to Google forms using their Google accounts. They were allowed to submit their answers only one time. Following this phase, all responses were stored locally in order to process the data and further analyze the results. To perform these tasks, the software R studio was used. Data Collection Since the aim of the study is Saudi awareness, we used two methods. First, we browsed public and private university websites in Saudi Arabia, then created a list of faculty email addresses to contact and inform faculty members about our project and goals and provide an invitation to participate. The faculty members ranged from lecturers and teaching assistants to professors. Second, we utilized the WhatsApp application to locate people known to meet the requirements and asked them to forward the invitation to their friends, family members and colleagues who also met the requirements. We avoided posting the survey on social media to assure the validity of participants.

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This study has approval from Umm Alqura University- Saudi Arabia, with reference number (400-1144-520), to distribute and gather data. We assumed two essential protocols: participants were limited to Saudi nationals who are older than 18 years old, and only one submission per participant was permitted; login was required using a Google account (to prevent any duplication). Survey Tool and Procedure This survey was based on an online platform, namely Google forms. To ensure data confidentiality, anonymous participation was enabled, and the results were stored in a local database for further analysis. During preprocessing, participants were asked if they agreed or disagreed with participating in the survey. If they agreed, they could access the questionnaire by logging in to Google forms using their Google accounts. They were allowed to submit their answers only one time. Following this phase, all responses were stored locally in order to process the data and further analyze the results. To perform these tasks, the software R studio was used. Data Collection Since the aim of the study is Saudi awareness, we used two methods. First, we browsed public and private university websites in Saudi Arabia, then created a list of faculty email addresses to contact and inform faculty members about our project and goals and provide an invitation to participate. The faculty members ranged from lecturers and teaching assistants to professors. Second, we utilized the WhatsApp application to locate people known to meet the requirements and asked them to forward the invitation to their friends, family members and colleagues who also met the requirements. We avoided posting the survey on social media to assure the validity of participants. Since the population of Saudi citizens is17086749 (the population with immigrant approach 35 million), with margin of error of 3%, confidence level 95%, sent the invitation to approximately 4550 subjects between August 1st, 2019, and October 31, 2019, and obtained 1230 participants, with response rate of 27.03%.

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Cybersecurity, Multicultural Awareness, Cyber Attack

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