Ranking of Factors Affecting Cyber Security

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Iranian Social Security Organization, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Human Science Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran


Considering the nature of cyberspace as the main information base of the country and the possibility of harming it is very likely, it is necessary to take a special look at the issue of cyberspace security, especially at the level of national applications, because the main infrastructure of the country is located in this space. The emergence of any security problem will cause a serious threat to the national security of the country. Therefore, in this research, cyber defense in the social security organization was investigated by aiming to rank the factors affecting cyber security among the employees of the social security organization of Shiraz City in 2023, one of the country's largest organizations. The research findings indicated that six factors of budgeting and awareness, security behavior and understanding, employee position, capacity building, inefficient human resources, and information protection culture are effective on cyber security, among which the most important factors are inefficient human resources, Employee position, and information protection culture. Therefore, attention to these factors is recommended to the relevant officials, and it is suggested to hold training classes to inform and empower the personnel in this area.


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