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Publication - Dr Emma Williams

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

    Citation

    Williams, EJ, 2018, ‘Human aspects of cyber security: Understanding what makes people behave (in)securely online’.

    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).

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