Implement a model for describing and maximising security knowledge sharing

Alahmari, Saad and Renaud, Karen and Omoronyia, Inah; (2021) Implement a model for describing and maximising security knowledge sharing. In: 2020 15th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST). IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 177-180. ISBN 9781913572211 (

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Employees play a crucial role in improving information security in their enterprise, and this requires everyone having the requisite security knowledge. To maximise knowledge, organisations should facilitate and encourage Security Knowledge Sharing (SKS) between employees. This paper reports on the design and implementation of a mobile game to enhance the delivery of information security training to help employees to protect themselves against security attacks. The collaborative Transactive Memory System (TMS) theory was used to model organisational knowledge sharing. We then satisfy the self-determination needs of employees to maximise intrinsic motivation to share knowledge at the individual level, via an Educational Security Game. An empirical study evaluated the intervention, an application that facilitates and encourages Information Security Knowledge Sharing. The results are still in progress.