Iryna Yevseyeva, Charles Morisset, James Turland, Lynne Coventry, Thomas Groß, Christopher Laing, Aad van Moorsel

Abstract

In this work we address the main issues of IT consumerisation that are related to security risks, and propose a ‘soft’ mitigation strategy for user actions based on nudging, widely applied to health and social behaviour influence. In particular, we propose a complementary, less strict, more flexible Information Security policies, based on risk assessment of device vulnerabilities and threats to corporate data and devices, combined with a strategy of influencing security behaviour by nudging. We argue that nudging, by taking into account the context of the decision-making environment, and the fact that the employee may be in better position to make a more appropriate decision, may be more suitable than strict policies in situations of uncertainty of security related decisions. Keywords: consumerisation; security; risks; mitigation strategies; nudging Date: 15-17 October 2014 Presented: CENTERIS 2014 – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems Published: Proceedings of CENTERIS 2014 – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, Pages 508-517. Publisher: Elsevier Full Text: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212017314003454