Decision support for perceived threat in the context of intrusion detection systems

Christopher S. Leberknight, George R. Widmeyer, Michael L. Recce

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to propose a novel approach for using a behavioral biometric known as keystroke analysis, to facilitate decision making in the context of an intrusion detection system (IDS). Regardless of the situation, individuals have a specific baseline or disposition to decision making based on two psychological factors: (1) indecisiveness, and (2) intolerance of uncertainty. The IDS provides a probability of intrusion and a set of objective situational characteristics. We propose a decision support system that allows the decision maker to state a level of perceived threat and to vary the security thresholds that determines the false acceptance rates of the IDS. Our hypothesis is that perceived threat depends not only on the keystroke technology but also on the social context and disposition toward decision making of the user. This research tests this hypothesis and provides guidance in the design of better security systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 14 Aug 200817 Aug 2008

Publication series

Name14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Volume1

Other

Other14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period14/08/0817/08/08

Keywords

  • Biometrics
  • DSS
  • Intrusion detection
  • Keystroke analysis
  • Perceived threat
  • Security

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    Leberknight, C. S., Widmeyer, G. R., & Recce, M. L. (2008). Decision support for perceived threat in the context of intrusion detection systems. In 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008 (pp. 23-32). (14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008; Vol. 1).