Why Do They Do What They Do?: A Study of What Motivates Users to (Not) Follow Computer Security Advice

@inproceedings{Fagan2016WhyDT,
  title={Why Do They Do What They Do?: A Study of What Motivates Users to (Not) Follow Computer Security Advice},
  author={Michael Fagan and Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan},
  booktitle={SOUPS},
  year={2016}
}
Usable security researchers have long been interested in what users do to keep their devices and data safe and how that compares to recommendations. Additionally, experts have long debated and studied the psychological underpinnings and motivations for users to do what they do, especially when such behavior is seen as risky, at least to experts. This study investigates user motivations through a survey conducted on Mechanical Turk, which resulted in responses from 290 participants. We use a… CONTINUE READING
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