Security awareness and affective feedback: categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour

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Abstract

A lack of awareness surrounding secure online behaviour can lead to end-users, and their personal details becoming vulnerable to compromise. This paper describes an ongoing research project in the field of usable security, examining the relationship between end-user-security behaviour, and the use of affective feedback to educate end-users. Part of the aforementioned research project considers the link between categorical information users reveal about themselves online, and the information users believe, or report that they have revealed online. The experimental results confirm a disparity between information revealed, and what users think they have revealed, highlighting a deficit in security awareness. Results gained in relation to the affective feedback delivered are mixed, indicating limited short-term impact. Future work seeks to perform a long-term study, with the view that positive behavioural changes may be reflected in the results as end-users become more knowledgeable about security awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050604
ISBN (Print)9781509050611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment: Cyber Situation Awareness as a Prism to Understanding Situations in a fast-paced CyberWorld - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201720 Jun 2017

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Conference2017 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment
Abbreviated titleCyberSA 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period19/06/1720/06/17

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Shepherd, L. A., & Archibald, J. (2017). Security awareness and affective feedback: categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour. In Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA IEEE . https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073387
Shepherd, Lynsay A. ; Archibald, Jacqueline. / Security awareness and affective feedback : categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour. Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA. IEEE , 2017.
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Shepherd, LA & Archibald, J 2017, Security awareness and affective feedback: categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour. in Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA. IEEE , 2017 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment, London, United Kingdom, 19/06/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073387

Security awareness and affective feedback : categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour. / Shepherd, Lynsay A.; Archibald, Jacqueline.

Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA. IEEE , 2017.

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Shepherd LA, Archibald J. Security awareness and affective feedback: categorical behaviour vs. reported behaviour. In Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment- CyberSA. IEEE . 2017 https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073387