Human aspects of cyber security: Understanding what makes people behave (in)securely online

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Abstract

This presentation will provide an overview of my research looking at the different factors that affect how people make decisions about online security. Specifically, it will look at the primary psychologically-based theories that inform current research in this area (e.g., Protection Motivation Theory, Prospect Theory) before considering the techniques that I currently use in my research to explore online behaviour in relation to these theories. The benefits and limitations of these research methods will be highlighted, as well as future opportunities in this area (e.g., the potential for using big data from people's interactions with social media, the Internet of Things, and Wearable Technology).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 26 Jan 2018
EventUniversity of Bristol Faculty of Life Sciences Research Symposium - University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Feb 20182 Feb 2018

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OtherUniversity of Bristol Faculty of Life Sciences Research Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period2/02/182/02/18

Structured keywords

  • Cognitive Science

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    Williams, E. J. (Accepted/In press). Human aspects of cyber security: Understanding what makes people behave (in)securely online. University of Bristol Faculty of Life Sciences Research Symposium, Bristol, United Kingdom.