Assessing the Online Security Awareness of Australian Internet Users
Information Institute Publishing
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computing, Health and Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
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.