Assessing the Impact of Affective Feedback on End-User Security Awareness

  • Lynsay A. ShepherdEmail author
  • Jacqueline Archibald
  • Robert Ian Ferguson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10292)


A lack of awareness regarding online security behaviour can leave users and their devices vulnerable to compromise. This paper highlights potential areas where users may fall victim to online attacks, and reviews existing tools developed to raise users’ awareness of security behaviour. An ongoing research project is described, which provides a combined monitoring solution and affective feedback system, designed to provide affective feedback on automatic detection of risky security behaviour within a web browser. Results gained from the research conclude an affective feedback mechanism in a browser-based environment, can promote general awareness of online security.


End-user security behaviours Usable security Affective feedback User Monitoring techniques User feedback Security awareness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynsay A. Shepherd
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacqueline Archibald
    • 1
  • Robert Ian Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts, Media and Computer GamesAbertay UniversityDundeeUK

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