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Developing contextual understanding of information security risks

Sadok, Moufida; Katos, Vasilios and Bednar, Peter LU (2014) Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014 In Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2014) p.1-10
Abstract
Given the uncertainty and complexity of security risk analyses, there is a great need of tools for contextual inquiry supporting assessment of risk with multi-value scales according to different stakeholders’ point of view. Such tools can be used at individual level to help develop the understanding of a problem space. At the collective level, they can be used as a mean of communication to support the discussion, comparison and exploration of different understandings. The exploration of multiple perspectives of contextual understanding avoids entrapment in various types of reductionism and eliminates tendencies towards a deterministic reasoning and the pursuit of one optimum solution. A critical challenge is first developing a large... (More)
Given the uncertainty and complexity of security risk analyses, there is a great need of tools for contextual inquiry supporting assessment of risk with multi-value scales according to different stakeholders’ point of view. Such tools can be used at individual level to help develop the understanding of a problem space. At the collective level, they can be used as a mean of communication to support the discussion, comparison and exploration of different understandings. The exploration of multiple perspectives of contextual understanding avoids entrapment in various types of reductionism and eliminates tendencies towards a deterministic reasoning and the pursuit of one optimum solution. A critical challenge is first developing a large spectrum of alternatives and then managing how the differences and similarities between alternatives will be handled to efficiently support decisions in information systems security (ISS). To address the aforementioned challenges, this paper seeks to explore the potential relevance of cognitive maps use in an ISS context to support the exploration of individual understanding leading to richer elaboration of problem spaces. (Less)
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Risk analysis, Systemic risk, Cognitive map, Contextual analysis, Information security, Uncertainty
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2014)
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Clarke, Nathan; Furnell, Steven; and
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10 pages
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Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research, Plymouth University, UK
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Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014
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  abstract     = {Given the uncertainty and complexity of security risk analyses, there is a great need of tools for contextual inquiry supporting assessment of risk with multi-value scales according to different stakeholders’ point of view. Such tools can be used at individual level to help develop the understanding of a problem space. At the collective level, they can be used as a mean of communication to support the discussion, comparison and exploration of different understandings. The exploration of multiple perspectives of contextual understanding avoids entrapment in various types of reductionism and eliminates tendencies towards a deterministic reasoning and the pursuit of one optimum solution. A critical challenge is first developing a large spectrum of alternatives and then managing how the differences and similarities between alternatives will be handled to efficiently support decisions in information systems security (ISS). To address the aforementioned challenges, this paper seeks to explore the potential relevance of cognitive maps use in an ISS context to support the exploration of individual understanding leading to richer elaboration of problem spaces.},
  author       = {Sadok, Moufida and Katos, Vasilios and Bednar, Peter},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2014)},
  editor       = {Clarke, Nathan and Furnell, Steven},
  isbn         = {987-1-84102-375-5},
  keyword      = {Risk analysis,Systemic risk,Cognitive map,Contextual analysis,Information security,Uncertainty},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--10},
  publisher    = {Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research, Plymouth University, UK},
  title        = {Developing contextual understanding of information security risks},
  year         = {2014},
}