Title

Securing the Elderly: A Developmental Approach to Hypermedia-Based Online Information Security for Senior Novice Computer Users

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

secau - Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University

Editor(s)

Professor Craig Valli

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)

RAS ID

12223

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cook, D. M., Szewczyk, P. S., & Sansurooah, K. (2011). Securing the Elderly: A Developmental Approach to Hypermedia-Based Online Information Security for Senior Novice Computer Users. Paper presented at the International Cyber Resilience Conference. Perth, Western Australia.

Abstract

Whilst security threats to the general public continue to evolve, elderly computer users with limited skill and knowledge are left playing catch-up in an ever-widening gap in fundamental cyber-related comprehension. As a definable cohort, the elderly generally lack awareness of current security threats, and remain under-educated in terms of applying appropriate controls and safeguards to their computers and networking devices. This paper identifies that web-based computer security information sources do not adequately provide helpful information to senior citizen end-users in terms of both design and content.