A study on situational awareness security and privacy of wearable health monitoring devices

Xavier Bellekens, Kamila Nieradzinska, Alexandra Bellekens, Preetila Seeam, Andrew Hamilton, Amar Seeam

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Situational Awareness provides a user centric approach to security and privacy. The human factor is often recognised as the weakest link in security, therefore situational perception and risk awareness play a leading role in the adoption and implementation of security mechanisms. In this study we assess the understanding of security and privacy of users in possession of wearable devices. The findings demonstrate privacy complacency, as the majority of users trust the application and the wearable device manufacturer. Moreover the survey findings demonstrate a lack of understanding of security and privacy by the sample population. Finally the theoretical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


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