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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The role of citizens in securing their smart homes is critical. We develop a research model, based on health-related fear appeal frameworks, to examine the factors that motivate users to take security precautions. Our model synthesizes the protection motivation theory and the extended parallel process model. This synthesis distinguishes between users’ danger-control and fear-control coping mechanisms. Further, we draw from the criminology literature to refine fear’s compatibility with information threats as opposed to health ones. We also develop and incorporate the Internet of Self into our model to account for smart homes’ personal relevance to users. The theoretical foundation, contributions and hypotheses are discussed.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Behind Cyber Doors: Securing the Internet of Self

The role of citizens in securing their smart homes is critical. We develop a research model, based on health-related fear appeal frameworks, to examine the factors that motivate users to take security precautions. Our model synthesizes the protection motivation theory and the extended parallel process model. This synthesis distinguishes between users’ danger-control and fear-control coping mechanisms. Further, we draw from the criminology literature to refine fear’s compatibility with information threats as opposed to health ones. We also develop and incorporate the Internet of Self into our model to account for smart homes’ personal relevance to users. The theoretical foundation, contributions and hypotheses are discussed.