“If It’s Important It Will Be A Headline”: Cybersecurity Information Seeking in Older Adults

Nicholson, James, Coventry, Lynne and Briggs, Pamela (2019) “If It’s Important It Will Be A Headline”: Cybersecurity Information Seeking in Older Adults. In: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019, 4-9 May 2019, Glasgow.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300579


Older adults are increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and scams. Yet we know relatively little about their understanding of cybersecurity, their information-seeking behaviours, and their trusted sources of information and advice in this domain. We conducted 22 semi-structured interviews with community-dwelling older adults in order to explore their cybersecurity information seeking behaviours. Following a thematic analysis of these interviews, we developed a cybersecurity information access framework that highlights shortcomings in older adults’ choice of information resources. Specifically, we find that older users prioritise social resources based on availability, rather than cybersecurity expertise, and that they avoid using the Internet for cybersecurity information searches despite using it for other domains. Finally, we discuss the design of cybersecurity information dissemination strategies for older users, incorporating favoured sources such as TV adverts and radio programming.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37458

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics