Authors: Emma J Williams, Jan M Noyes, Bogdan Warinschi
Abstract: In the digital age, understanding the factors that determine whether humans engage in secure online behavior is increasingly important. The costs of not doing this are extremely high, in particular on user well-being. Unfortunately, theoretical understanding of this issue remains extremely limited. This paper considers current approaches to human aspects of cyber security and proposes future research directions to move this complex and continually evolving field forward.
Keywords: cyber security; risk perception; decision-making; cognitive modeling; user behavior.