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Perceived risk and sensitive data on mobile devices

Lazou, A. and Weir, George (2011) Perceived risk and sensitive data on mobile devices. In: Cyberforensics. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, pp. 183-196. ISBN 9780947649784

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Abstract

This paper reports on a survey to investigate the behaviour and assumptions of smartphone users, with reference to the security practices adopted by such users. The primary objective was to shed light on the level of information security awareness in smartphone users and determine the extent of sensitive information such users typically hold on these mobile devices.