Effect of dynamic text on habituation to polymorphic warnings

Pranith Abbaraju, Kevin A. Harmon, Jaeki Song

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Abstract

Security warnings are vital to keeping users safe while interacting with the IT environment amidst a myriad of risks and threats. Despite their importance, security warnings are often ignored. One useful explanation for this behavior is the effect of habituation to security warnings. Previous researchers designed polymorphic warnings that varied the graphical designs of warning messages in a successful attempt to reduce the effect of habituation. This study examines the effect of using dynamic text within polymorphic warnings to further reduce habituation while increasing attention and compliance with warnings.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event25th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2019 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Aug 15 2019Aug 17 2019

Conference

Conference25th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2019
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period08/15/1908/17/19

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dynamic text
  • Habituation
  • Information security behavior
  • Polymorphic warnings
  • Security warnings
  • Static text

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    Abbaraju, P., Harmon, K. A., & Song, J. (2019). Effect of dynamic text on habituation to polymorphic warnings. Paper presented at 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2019, Cancun, Mexico.