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6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2012)
Title: Analysis of Characteristics of Victims in Information Security Incidents: The Case of Japanese Internet Users
Author(s): Ken-ichi Hanamura, Toshihiko Takemura, Ayako Komatsu
Keywords: Information Security Awareness, Security Measures, Behavioral Science, Security Economics
Abstract: Among we have various the information security threats on the Internet, many Internet users have been exposed to the threats. In this article, for the purpose of reducing the damages we investigate the attributes of victims in information security incidents. Therefore, Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) conducted the Internet (Web-based) survey titled "survey of awareness toward information security incidents" whose targets are the Japanese Internet users at October 2010. By using micro data collected from the survey, with regard to the information security incidents such as virus and phishing, we employed stepwise logit regression analysis, in which explained variable is a probability that users experience the incident, and explanatory variables are some factors or attributes such as presence or absence of implementing the security measures, history of internet usage, and occupation. As a result, we find some common factors affecting the all experience of the incidents, and factors affecting the specified incidents. Accordingly, we suggest some policies for reducing the damages.
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