Exploratory survey on an Evaluation Model for a Sense of Security

  • Natsuko Hikage
  • Yuko Murayama
  • Carl Hauser
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 232)


Research in information security is no longer limited to technical issues: human-related issues such as trust and the sense of security are also required by the user. In this paper, we use a Japanese word for such feelings, Anshin; “An” means to ease, and “Shin” is to mind. One feels Anshin when he is free from worry and fear. We try to identify the factors of Anshin so that we can construct a framework of the evaluation of Anshin. We present an initial Anshin model, and report our recent research results from user survey with factor analysis. We derive the following factors from the analysis; 1) user expectation of trust and confidence, 2) satisfaction with user interface and 3) understanding of risk and threats from user experience as well prior knowledge.


Security Technology User Expectation Terminal Device Japanese Word Exploratory Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natsuko Hikage
    • 1
  • Yuko Murayama
    • 1
  • Carl Hauser
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate school of Software and Information ScienceIwate Prefectoral UniversityIwateJAPAN
  2. 2.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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