Title

Recognising and addressing 'security fatigue'

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research

Comments

Originally published as: Furnell, S., & Thomson, K. L. (2009). Recognising and addressing ‘security fatigue’. Computer Fraud & Security, 2009(11), 7-11. Original article available here

Abstract

Despite widespread recognition as a crucial issue for both organisations and individuals in IT contexts, there remain numerous cases in which we fail to follow good security practice. While some will be down to lack of awareness, skill or investment, other situations will witness security failings in spite of all the necessary pieces being in place. In these cases, the reason often comes down to how people perceive and feel about security, and the way that the need for compliance is promoted to them.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/S1361-3723(09)70139-3