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A Human-Centric Approach to Simulation of IS Security Dynamics

A Human-Centric Approach to Simulation of IS Security Dynamics
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Author(s): Mark Rounds (University of Idaho, USA), Norman Pendegraft (University of Idaho, USA) and Carol Taylor (University of Idaho, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch265
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper outlines a new approach to computer security which will if successful, lead to policy recommendations. We suggest that understanding the interactions between humans and information systems is central to creating effective security policy. Most previous research has focused on technical issues of system vulnerability or computer security tools. Our approach employs simulation models in order to understand how attackers and users react to varying levels of parameters such as computer security and system value.

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