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A Socio-Technical Investigation into Smartphone Security
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Tech Univ Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.;Karlstad Univ, Karlstad, Sweden..
Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland..
Tech Univ Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany..
Tech Univ Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany..
2015 (English)In: SECURITY AND TRUST MANAGEMENT (STM 2015), Springer, 2015, 265-273 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Many people do not deliberately act to protect the data on their Smartphones. The most obvious explanation for a failure to behave securely is that the appropriate mechanisms are unusable. Does this mean usable mechanisms will automatically be adopted? Probably not! Poor usability certainly plays a role, but other factors also contribute to non-adoption of precautionary mechanisms and behaviours. We carried out a series of interviews to determine justifications for non-adoption of security precautions, specifically in the smartphone context, and developed a model of Smartphone precaution non-adoption. We propose that future work should investigate the use of media campaigns in raising awareness of these issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. 265-273 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9331
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject
Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40969DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24858-5_17ISI: 000366121800017ISBN: 978-3-319-24858-5; 978-3-319-24857-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-40969DiVA: diva2:908852
Conference
11th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM), SEP 21-22, 2015, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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