Modeling inertia causatives

Renaud, Karen and Ophoff, Jacques and Vance, Anthony; Vance, Anthony, ed. (2019) Modeling inertia causatives. In: Proceedings of 2019 IFIP 8.11/11.13 Dewald Roode Information Security Research Workshop. IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13, USA.

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    Cyber criminals are benefiting from the fact that people do not take the required precautions to protect their devices and communications. It is the equivalent of leaving their home's front door unlocked and unguarded, something no one would do. Many efforts are made by governments and other bodies to raise awareness, but this often seems to fall on deaf ears. People seem to resist changing their existing cyber security practices: they demonstrate inertia. Here, we propose a model and instrument for investigating the factors that contribute towards this phenomenon.