Reve{a,i}ling the Risks: A Phenomenology of Information Security

Wolter Pieters

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    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. This paper develops a phenomenological account of information security, in which a distinction is made between revealed and reveiled security instead. Linking these notions with the concepts of confidence and trust, the paper provides a phenomenological explanation of the electronic voting controversy in the Netherlands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)176-188
    Number of pages13
    JournalTechné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-19030
    • METIS-276727
    • IR-75123
    • Trust
    • Information Security
    • Phenomenology
    • Risk
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Electronic voting


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