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

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Sandeep Mittal

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science; Member, Indian Police Service

Date Written: April 01, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mittal, Sandeep, Understanding the Human Dimension of Cyber Security (April 01, 2016). Indian Journal of Criminology & Criminalistics (ISSN 0970 – 4345), Vol .34 No. 1 Jan- June,2015, p.141-152. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975924

Sandeep Mittal (Contact Author)

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science ( email )

Outer Ring Road, Rohini, Sector 3,
Adjacent to Jaipur Golden Hospital
Delhi, 110085
India

HOME PAGE: http://mittal.one

Member, Indian Police Service ( email )

New Delhi
India

HOME PAGE: http://mittal.one

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