A Socio-Technical Investigation into Smartphone Security
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- Volkamer M., Renaud K., Kulyk O., Emeröz S. (2015) A Socio-Technical Investigation into Smartphone Security. In: Foresti S. (eds) Security and Trust Management. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9331. Springer, Cham
Many people do not deliberately act to protect the data on their Smartphones. The most obvious explanation for a failure to behave securely is that the appropriate mechanisms are unusable. Does this mean usable mechanisms will automatically be adopted? Probably not! Poor usability certainly plays a role, but other factors also contribute to non-adoption of precautionary mechanisms and behaviours. We carried out a series of interviews to determine justifications for non-adoption of security precautions, specifically in the smartphone context, and developed a model of Smartphone precaution non-adoption. We propose that future work should investigate the use of media campaigns in raising awareness of these issues.