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Internal threat to information security: countermeasures and human factor within SME
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is based on the viewpoint that no security countermeasure is perfect, each an every one requires some trade-offs to the end user, whether it is limited usability or inconvenience, but as the result of unintelligently implemented security countermeasures errors, carelessness or dissatisfaction among employees may increase internal risk. This thesis is based on theoretical review and one case study. The research question in this thesis is: How information security countermeasures are perceived by employees and how they change their behavior affecting internal threat level. To answer that question, this thesis examines various formal, informal and technological countermeasures from the point of end user knowledge and emotional aspects.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Information security, internal threat, countermeasures, human factor
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45831ISRN: LTU-PB-EX--10/050--SELocal ID: 37e3d8a1-8010-4c47-9d3f-d4335c53ae26OAI: diva2:1019129
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Information Security, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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