Does decision-making style predict individuals’ cybersecurity avoidance behaviour?

Hamed Alqahtani*, Manolya Kavakli-Thorne

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In the field of cybersecurity, human behaviour is considered as the weakest link. We applied gamification techniques to the development of an Augmented Reality game, CybAR, which was designed to educate users about cybersecurity in an effective and entertaining way. This research incorporates decision-making style into Technology Threat Avoidance Theory (TTAT) of CybAR game use. This paper particularly focuses on the role of decision-making style in avoidance of risky cybersecurity behaviour based on factors derived from Technology Threat Avoidance Theory (TTAT). A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 95 students at Macquarie University to assess the effect of individual differences, namely, decision-making style, as a moderator variable between motivation behaviour and cybersecurity avoidance behaviour factors. The findings indicated that the moderating effect of decision-making style had a significant effect on avoidance behaviour. In particular, rational decision-making was a strongly significant moderator of avoidance behaviour and cybersecurity avoidance behaviour, while dependent and avoidant styles were less significant moderators of avoidance behaviour and cybersecurity avoidance behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, HCI-CPT 2020 Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsAbbas Moallem
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages32-50
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030503093
ISBN (Print)9783030503086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2nd International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust, HCI-CPT 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12210 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust, HCI-CPT 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • Cyber security awareness
  • Decision making style
  • Gamification

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