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Exploring the adoption of physical security controls in smartphones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Nasser O. Alshammari
  • Alexios Mylonas
  • Mohamed Sedky
  • Justin Champion
  • Carolin Bauer
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsTheo Tryfonas, Ioannis Askoxylakis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages287-298
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319203751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust, HAS 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9190
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust, HAS 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2/08/157/08/15

Abstract

The proliferation of smartphones has changed our life due to the enhanced connectivity, increased storage capacity and innovative functionality they offer. Their increased popularity has drawn the attention of attackers, thus, nowadays their users are exposed to many security and privacy threats. The fact that smartphones store significant data (e.g. personal, business, government, etc.) in combination with their mobility, increase the impact of unauthorized physical access to smartphones. However, past research has revealed that this is not clearly understood by smartphone users, as they disregard the available security controls. In this context, this paper explores the attitudes and perceptions towards security controls that protect smartphone user’s data from unauthorized physical access. We conducted a survey to measure their adoption and the reasons behind users’ selections. Our results, suggest that nowadays users are more concerned about their physical security, but still reveal that a considerable portion of our sample is prone to unauthorized physical access.

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