Big Data, Big Security, and Privacy Risks: Bridging Employee Knowledge and Actions Gap

Abstract:

The era of big data comes with critical security and privacy risks. As a counter, technical preventative measures are being deployed but are overlooking human weaknesses. Naïve employees may debilitate the technological security barriers. Employee awareness and education is mandatory to cultivate secure actions. However, literature highlights a gap between knowledge and actions. This study developed and validated a model which assists in reducing big data security and privacy risk caused by employee weakness. The study reveals that 31% of employee behavioural intentions do not translate to expected action; however, motivation using rewards and punishment lowered that figure to 11%.


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Photo of Dr. Tapiwa Gundu

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology School of Natural and Applied Sciences Sol Plaatje University Kimberley,
South Africa

Dr. Tapiwa Gundu, a Senior Lecturer and member of the Centre for Research in Information and Cyber Security at Nelson Mandela University, is distinguished by his comprehensive work in cyberwarfare and security. His profile is enriched by numerous peer-reviewed publications and leadership in significant research projects, underpinned by numerous funding bodies. An active member of esteemed professional organisations, Dr. Gundu frequently shares his expertise at global conferences, contributing to the discourse on cyber security and Artificial Intelligence. His commitment to cyber security is evident in his innovative course development and mentorship, shaping the next generation of cyber security professionals. Dr. Gundu's contributions have been recognized by awards from academic and professional bodies, marking him as a leader in his field.

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Keywords

A

AI
APT

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

M

S

SOA

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XRY

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