Title

Scare Tactics - A viable weapon in the security war?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier Advanced Technology

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

8719

Comments

Originally published as: Furnell, S., Papadaki, M., & Thomson, K. L. (2009). Scare tactics–A viable weapon in the security war? Computer Fraud & Security, 2009(12), 6-10. Original article available here

Abstract

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.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/S1361-3723(09)70151-4