How to design browser security and privacy alerts

Lynsay A. Shepherd, Karen Renaud

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It is important to design browser security and privacy alerts so as to maximise their value to the end user, and their efficacy in terms of communicating risk. We derived a list of design guidelines from the research literature by carrying out a systematic review. We analysed the papers both quantitatively and qualitatively to arrive at a comprehensive set of guidelines. Our findings aim to to provide designers and developers with guidance as to how to construct privacy and security alerts. We conclude by providing an alert template, highlighting its adherence to the derived guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB 2018
Subtitle of host publicationSymposium on Digital Behaviour Interventions for Cyber-Security
PublisherSociety for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2018
Event2018 AISB Convention: Symposium on Digital Behaviour Intervention for Cyber Security - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018


Other2018 AISB Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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