How Can Personality Influence Perception on Security of Context-Aware Applications?

Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Franci Suni-Lopez, Denisse Muñante, Maya Daneva

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Resumen

[Context and Motivation] Our lives are being transformed by context-aware software applications with important social, environmental, and economic implications. [Question/Problem] Experts recognized that quality attributes, e.g. security, are the cornerstone to get healthy social implications of these applications. However, do end-users (service consumers) perceive these attributes as so important? [Methodology] To answer this question, we designed a survey, to understand how end-users perceive security of context-aware software applications and how the users’ personality traits might influence their perceptions. To this end, we did a web-based survey that embeds two animated-demonstration videos in order to present i) the functionality of a context-aware mobile app, and ii) some vulnerabilities of the mobile app. It involved 48 subjects divided in two groups: subjects with software engineering (SE) background (Group A) and subjects without any SE background (Group B). [Results] Our study found that the importance of confidentiality and integrity is more clearly perceived by subjects with SE backgrounds (Group A). Accountability is more difficult to be perceived by subjects. And this difficulty can be even more pronounced for subjects without any SE background (Group B). Our findings suggest that importance preferences on security are influenced by personality types. For instance, open-minded people have a higher propensity to perceive the importance of confidentiality and integrity. Whilst, people with a high level of agreeableness hold quite different perceptions regarding the importance of authenticity and accountability. Analyzing the level of association between personality and the perceived importance on security, we found that the importance perceptions on confidentiality are influenced by the personality of subjects from Group B. And, the changes (positive an negative) in the importance perception on confidentiality are very strongly influenced by personality, even more so by the personality of subjects from Group B.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaSocio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust - 10th International Workshop, STAST 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditoresThomas Groß, Luca Viganò
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas3-22
Número de páginas20
ISBN (versión impresa)9783030793173
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Evento10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust, STAST 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 14 set. 202014 set. 2020

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volumen12812 LNCS
ISSN (versión impresa)0302-9743
ISSN (versión digital)1611-3349

Conferencia

Conferencia10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust, STAST 2020
CiudadVirtual, Online
Período14/09/2014/09/20

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