An Augmented Cybersecurity Behavioral Research Model

Joyce Addae, Milena Radenkovic, Xu Sun, Dave Towey

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Because the human aspect of cybersecurity remains less well understood, the problem of security design with unfriendly user interfaces persists. A major challenge to addressing the human component of cybersecurity is the lack of empirically identified factors influencing individuals' cybersecurity behaviour. In this paper, we propose an augmented behavioural research model that introduces "attitude to personal data" as a determinant of cybersecurity behaviour. As a research in-progress, a preliminary study conducted to examine the personal data element of the research model is briefly described. By expanding on existing behavioural theories, this research attempts to examine and predict the adoption of cybersecurity countermeasures from a new perspective. Results from this research are expected to guide the design of enhanced user models for adaptive cybersecurity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2016
EditorsZhiyong Zhang, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Hiroyuki Sato, William Claycomb, Ling Liu, Zhiyong Zhang, Sorel Reisman, Stevlio Cimato, Motonori Nakamura, Chung Horng Lung, Mihhail Matskin, Dejan Milojicic
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388450
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2016
Event2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2016 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201614 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


Conference2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • cybersecurity acceptance
  • security behaviours
  • usable security
  • user modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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