Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark L.

Faculty Advisor

Fisler, Kathryn

Abstract

Computer security has become vital to protecting users, applications and data from harm. Our hypothesis is that participating in a training simulation that closely emulates real-world systems can be a better platform for learning security concepts than reading about security concepts in technical documents. This work tested the hypothesis and found that there was no significant difference in knowledge gain but users who played our game, CounterMeasures, completed their goals in less time and with more enjoyment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Major

Computer Science

Major

Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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