Reve{a,i}ling the risks: a phenomenology of information security

Wolter Pieters

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    Abstract

    In information security research, perceived security usually has a negative meaning, when it is used in contrast to actual security. From a phenomenological perspective, however, perceived security is all we have. In this paper, we develop a phenomenological account of information security, where we distinguish between revealed and reveiled security instead. Linking these notions with the concepts of confidence and trust, we are able to give a phenomenological explanation of the electronic voting controversy in the Netherlands.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherDistributed and Embedded Security (DIES)
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematica and Information Technology (CTIT)
    No.TR-CTIT-09-33
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • Electronic voting
    • Phenomenology
    • EWI-15891
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Trust
    • IR-67568
    • Information Security
    • Risk
    • METIS-265751

    Cite this

    Pieters, W. (2009). Reve{a,i}ling the risks: a phenomenology of information security. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-09-33). Enschede: Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES).