A Risk Management Process for Consumers: The Next Step in Information Security

A. van Cleeff

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    Simply by using information technology, consumers expose themselves to considerable security risks. Because no technical or legal solutions are readily available, and awareness programs have limited impact, the only remedy is to develop a risk management process for consumers. Consumers need to understand the IT risks they face, and decide how to deal with them in an iterative and structured manner: implement technical mitigations, alter their behavior or simply accept the risks. Such a process is feasible: enterprises already execute such processes, and time-saving tools can support the consumer in her own process. In fact, given our society's emphasis on individual responsibilities, skills and devices, a risk management process for consumers is the logical next step in improving information security.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Workshop on New Security Paradigms, NSPW 2010
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0415-3
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2010
    Event2010 New Security Paradigms Workshop, NSPW 2010 - Concord, United States
    Duration: 21 Sept 201023 Sept 2010

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    Workshop2010 New Security Paradigms Workshop, NSPW 2010
    Abbreviated titleNSPW
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • METIS-271163
    • ISO27001
    • Consumer
    • IR-74983
    • Privacy
    • EWI-18956
    • personal chief security officer
    • pCSO
    • Security
    • Risk Management
    • Social Network

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