Research Library

The world’s first globally accessible archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security and behavioural science as applied to cyber security awareness and online behavioural change.

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Privacy in multimedia communications: Protecting users, not just data

As the use of ubiquitous multimedia communication increases so do the privacy risks associated with widespread accessibility and utilisation of data generated by such applications. Most invasions of privacy are not intentional but due to designers inability to...

Dimensions of privacy concern among online consumers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is one of many organizations studying influences on consumer privacy online. The authors investigate these influences, taking into consideration the current body of literature on privacy and the Internet and the FTC's core principles...

Attitude change: Persuasion and social influence

This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical developments in research on social influence and message-based persuasion. The review emphasizes research published during the period from 1996-1998. Across these literatures, three central motives have been identified...

Users are not the enemy

In the late 90's, it was largely considered users were unmotivated and lazy when it came to cyber security. This UCL research suggested, actually, users compromised security systems through lack of security knowledge and non-user centric security mechanisms....