The Structure of the Sense of Security, Anshin

  • Yuko Murayama
  • Natsuko Hikage
  • Yasuhiro Fujihara
  • Carl Hauser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5141)


Traditional research on security has been based on the assumption that a user feels secure when provided with secure systems and services. In this research we address factors influencing users’ sense of security. This paper reports our recent discoveries regarding the structure of the sense of security — Anshin. We conducted a questionnaire survey regarding the sense of security. Results using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) identified six factors contributing to the sense of security. Furthermore, the structure of the sense of security is divided into two parts: personal and environmental.


the sense of security security trust user survey statistical analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuko Murayama
    • 1
  • Natsuko Hikage
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Fujihara
    • 1
  • Carl Hauser
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate school of software and Information scienceIwate Prefectural UniversityIwateJapan
  2. 2.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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