Securing Information Sharing Through User Security Behavioral Profiling

  • Suchinthi A. Fernando
  • Takashi Yukawa
Conference paper


This paper presents a method of minimizing the human-related information security problem of improper sharing of information by insiders with outsiders or unauthorized insiders. As opposed to most currently available information security solutions, this system does not rely solely on technological security measures, but adapts a mixture of social and technological solutions. The system presented through this research detects users’ observance of security best practices and behavioral patterns using both automatic and personal monitoring methods. It then creates user security behavioral profiles and thus identifies users who might potentially pose threats to the organization’s information security and determines and schedules the level and type of security education and training to be given to identified users.


Human behavior Information security Insider threat Profiling Social Technological 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Control EngineeringNagaoka University of TechnologyNagaokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Management and Information Systems ScienceNagaoka University of TechnologyNagaokaJapan

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