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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    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 behaviour, 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 behaviour across different cultures, which further reinforces their contribution compared to cultural effects.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)43-56
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Mobile Multimedia
    Volume13
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Communication
    • Media Technology
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Halevi, T., Memon, N., Lewis, J., Kumaraguru, P., Arora, S., Dagar, N., ... Chen, J. (2017). Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security. Journal of Mobile Multimedia, 13(1-2), 43-56.

    Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security. / Halevi, Tzipora; Memon, Nasir; Lewis, James; Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam; Arora, Sumit; Dagar, Nikita; Aloul, Fadi; Chen, Jay.

    In: Journal of Mobile Multimedia, Vol. 13, No. 1-2, 01.09.2017, p. 43-56.

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    Halevi, T, Memon, N, Lewis, J, Kumaraguru, P, Arora, S, Dagar, N, Aloul, F & Chen, J 2017, 'Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security', Journal of Mobile Multimedia, vol. 13, no. 1-2, pp. 43-56.
    Halevi T, Memon N, Lewis J, Kumaraguru P, Arora S, Dagar N et al. Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security. Journal of Mobile Multimedia. 2017 Sep 1;13(1-2):43-56.
    Halevi, Tzipora ; Memon, Nasir ; Lewis, James ; Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam ; Arora, Sumit ; Dagar, Nikita ; Aloul, Fadi ; Chen, Jay. / Cultural and psychological factors in cyber-security. In: Journal of Mobile Multimedia. 2017 ; Vol. 13, No. 1-2. pp. 43-56.
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