Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security

Tzipora Halevi, Nasir Memon, James Lewis, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Sumit Arora, Nikita Dagar, Fadi Aloul, Jay Chen
2016 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications and Services - iiWAS '16  
Increasing cyber-security presents an ongoing challenge to security professionals. Research continuously suggests that online users are a weak link in information security. This research explores the relationship between cyber-security and cultural, personality and demographic variables . This study was conducted in four different countries and presents a multi-cultural view of cyber-security. In particular, it looks at how behavior, self-efficacy and privacy attitude are affected by culture
more » ... pared to other psychological and demographics variables (such as gender and computer expertise). It also examines what kind of data people tend to share online and how culture affects these choices. This work supports the idea of developing personality based UI design to increase users' cyber-security. Its results show that certain personality traits affect the user cyber-security related behavior across different cultures, which further reinforces their contribution compared to cultural effects.
doi:10.1145/3011141.3011165 dblp:conf/iiwas/HaleviMLKADAC16 fatcat:txtclzsa2vgbpnga54cbowo5ye