publication . Article . 2016

Individual information security, user behaviour and cyber victimisation : \ud an empirical study of social networking users

Saridakis, George; Benson, Vladlena; Ezingeard, Jean-Noel; Tennakoon, Hemamali;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
While extant literature on privacy in social networks is plentiful, issues pertaining to information security remain largely unexplored. This paper empirically examines the relationship between online victimisation and users' activity and perceptions of personal information security on social networking services (SNS). Based on a survey of active users, we explore how behavioural patterns on social networks, personal characteristics and technical efficacy of users impact the risk of facing online victimisation. Our results suggest that users with high-risk propensity are more likely to become victims of cybercrime, whereas those with high perceptions of their ab...
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