A Case for Societal Digital Security Culture

Information and communication technology systems, such as remote health care monitoring and smart mobility applications, have become indispensable parts of the users' lives. Security vulnerabilities in these systems could cause financial losses, privacy/safety compromises, and operational interruptions. This paper demonstrates through examples, that technical security solutions for these information systems, alone, are not sufficient to protect individuals and their assets from attacks. It proposes to complement (usable) technical solutions with Societal Digital Security Culture (SDSC): collective knowledge, common practices, and intuitive common behavior about digital security that the members of a society share.

Provided by: Eindhoven University of Technology Topic: Security Date Added: Apr 2013 Format: PDF

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