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South African Information Security Multi-Conference (SAISMC 2010)
Title: Examining End-user Perceptions of Information Risks: An Application for the Repertory Grid Technique
Author(s): Malcolm Robert Pattinson, Cate Jerram
Keywords: Information Security (InfoSec), Information Risk, Risk Perception, Repertory Grid Technique (RGT), Psychometric Paradigm
Abstract: This paper proposes a research method that investigates the risk perceptions of computer end-users relating to organisational Information Security (InfoSec) and the situational factors that influence these perceptions. This method uses the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) within recorded semi-structured interviews to elicit computer end-user perceptions, thoughts, beliefs and views pertaining to information security risks and threats. The suitability and appropriateness of using the RGT for this task is also discussed.
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