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International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2007)

International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2007)
Plymouth, UK, July 10, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-84102-174-4

Title: How Well Are Information Risks Being Communicated To Your Computer End-Users?
Author(s): Malcolm Pattinson, Grantley Anderson
Reference: pp25-36
Keywords: Information Security (InfoSec), Risk Perception, Risk Communication, Semantic Differential (SD)
Abstract: The authors of this paper adopt the premise that an individual’s perception of the risks associated with information systems significantly influences the likelihood and extent to which she or he will engage in risk-taking behaviour when using a computer. Furthermore, they believe that the manner in which information system risks are communicated to the computer end-user can affect a change to his or her perception of the risks. Although there are numerous ways in which the communication of risk can be manipulated, this paper focuses on the use of graphics and symbols embedded within information security risk messages. Also outlined is some preliminary research conducted by the authors in an attempt to provide some much-needed evidence-based research relating to human aspects of information security and assurance.
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