Understanding the Human Dimension of Cyber Security
Indian Journal of Criminology & Criminalistics (ISSN 0970 – 4345), Vol .34 No. 1 Jan- June,2015, p.141-152
12 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017
Date Written: April 01, 2016
It is globally realized that humans are the weakest link in cyber security to the extent that the dictum ‘users are the enemy’ has been debated over about two decades to understand the behavior of the user while dealing with cyber security issues.Attempts have been made to identify the user behavior through various theories in criminology to understand the motive and opportunities available to the user while he interacts with the computer system. In this article, the available literature on interaction of user with the computer system has been analyzed and an integrated model for user behavior in information system security has been proposed by the author. This integrated model could be used to devise a strategy to improve user’s behaviour by strengthening the factors that have a positive impact and reducing the factors that have a negative impact on information system security.
Keywords: cyber security, user behavior, information system security, Criminology Theories
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