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

Dr Tapiwa Gundu is Senior Lecturer at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Fort Hare. His main research interests are in cyber-warfare, cyber-security, human and computer interaction, artifi-cial intelligence, and machine learning. Based on his interests, he has authored and published peer-reviewed articles, and has also taught courses on these topics.

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