Information Security: Facilitating User Precautions Vis-a-Vis Enforcement Against Attackers
We compare alternative information security policies-facilitating end-user precautions and enforcement against attackers. The context is mass and targeted attacks, taking account of strategic interactions between end users and attackers. For both mass and targeted attacks. facilitating end-user precautions reduces, the expected loss of end users. However, the impact of enforcement oil expected loss depends oil the balance between deterrence and Slackening of end-user precautions. Facilitating end-user precautions is more effective than enforcement against. attackers when the cost of precautions and the cost of atacks are lower. With targeted attacks, facilitating end-user precautions is more effective for users with relatively high valuation of information security, while enforcement against attackers is more effective for users with relatively low valuation of security
enforcement, facilitation, information security, mass attacks, targeted attacks
Computer Sciences | Information Security
Information Systems and Management
Journal of Management Information Systems
Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
PNG, Ivan P. L. and QIU-HONG WANG.
Information Security: Facilitating User Precautions Vis-a-Vis Enforcement Against Attackers. (2009). Journal of Management Information Systems. 26, (2), 97-121. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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