End user concern about security and privacy threats

Joshua B. Gross, Mary Beth Rosson

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7 Scopus citations


End users are typically seen as the weakest link in ensuring security and privacy in computing environments. Our own prior work suggested that end users may have difficulty differentiating between privacy/security problems and other hardware/software concerns. However, a survey of a broad group of internet users showed that, in fact, these users believe that they can not only differentiate between these two sets of concerns, but that in fact users are more concerned with security/privacy concerns than they are with other types of computer problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSOUPS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
EventSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2007Jul 20 2007

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


OtherSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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