A Socio-Technical Investigation into Smartphone Security

Volkamer, M., Renaud, K., Kulyk, O. and Emeröz, S. (2015) A Socio-Technical Investigation into Smartphone Security. In: 11th International Workshop (STM 2015), Vienna, Austria, 21-22 Sep 2015, pp. 265-273. ISBN 9783319248578 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24858-5_17)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 9331
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Karen
Authors: Volkamer, M., Renaud, K., Kulyk, O., and Emeröz, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISSN:0302-9743
ISBN:9783319248578
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Springer International Publishing
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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