Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security

Tzipora Halevi, Nasir Memon, James Lewis, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Sumit Arora, Nikita Dagar, Fadi Aloul, Jay Chen

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Abstract

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 compared 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2016 - Proceedings
EditorsMaria Indrawan-Santiago, Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Matthias Steinbauer, Ismail Khalil
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages318-324
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348072
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 28 2016Nov 30 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period11/28/1611/30/16

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Cyber-Security
  • Human Factors
  • Personality Traits
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Halevi, T., Memon, N., Lewis, J., Kumaraguru, P., Arora, S., Dagar, N., Aloul, F., & Chen, J. (2016). Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security. In M. Indrawan-Santiago, G. Anderst-Kotsis, M. Steinbauer, & I. Khalil (Eds.), 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 318-324). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3011141.3011165