Australian Information Security Management Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Security Research Centre, School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Originally published in the Proceedings of the 7th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 1st to 3rd December 2009


New social networking systems such as Facebook are an ever evolving and developing means of social interaction, which is not only being used to disseminate information to family, friends and colleagues but as a way of meeting and interacting with "strangers" through the advent of a large number of social applications. This paper will focus upon the impact of Generation F - the Facebook Generation and their attitudes to security. The paper will be based around discussing the findings of a major UK case study and the implications that this has. The case study identifies 51 recommendations to improve the situation of data security within the military of the UK. These recommendations will be the data for the analysis and will form an overview of the case study’s point of view as regards the younger generation and data security. This paper will suggest another interpretation of the results supplied by Burton.