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An Integrated Framework to Examine Mobile Users' Pathway from Threat Cognition to Action

Authors: N. Ashrafi, L. Daniel, J.-P. Kuilboer, C. Schütz
Paper: Schu19f (2019)
Citation: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security (ISDFS 2019), Barcelos, Portugal, June 10-12, 2019, IEEE Press doi: 10.1109/ISDFS.2019.8757556, pp. 1-5, 2019
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Abstract (English):

The upsurge in usage of mobile devices together with significant growth in security threats has led to pervasive harm both in organizational and personal levels. The perilous rise in security threats is mostly due to a huge amount of sensitive information stored and transmitted on digital devices and intensified by inadequate security practices. The Protection of information assets is often contingent on the behavior and activities of the users leading to the establishment of a subfield of information security known as behavioral information security (InfoSec). This study presents an all-encompassing yet pragmatic view of mobile user's security-related behavior while attempting to respond to scholars' critiques regarding the incompleteness of extant behavioral InfoSec research. A careful review of prospects to enhance the previous approaches lead to an integrated model featuring interrelated deliberations. Interesting and strong results of our integrated model should validate the efficacy of the hypotheses and add value to the research stream in the field of behavioral InfoSec.