Title

Assessing the Online Security Awareness of Australian Internet Users

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Information Institute Publishing

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computing, Health and Science Faculty Office, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

8230

Comments

This article was originally published as: Szewczyk, P. S., & Furnell, S. (2009). Assessing the online security awareness of Australian internet users. Proceedings of 8th Annual Security Conference. (pp. 58-1 - 58-9). Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. Information Institute Publishing. Original article available here

Abstract

The paper examines the end-user perceptions, attitudes and knowledge towards the various issues currently propagating over the Internet. The study consisted of a series of open-ended interviews of twenty-three individuals, which took place in Australia towards the end of 2008. Analysis revealed that whilst end-users are attempting to secure themselves online, they are being given insufficient information and find it difficult to understand in relation to implementing effective security.