Scare Tactics - A viable weapon in the security war?
Elsevier Advanced Technology
Computing, Health and Science
Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research
End users are frequently criticised as the sources of bad security practice, and it is suggested they might take the issue more seriously if they experienced a breach. An option for enabling this would be for security administrators to deliberately create conditions and situations that provide first-hand demonstrations to targeted users. Such approaches are referred to as scare tactics.