Assessing the Online Security Awareness of Australian Internet Users
Information Institute Publishing
Computing, Health and Science
Computing, Health and Science Faculty Office, Centre for Security 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.