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Session - Special Track on Wireless Networks Security + Modeling of Information Security

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF
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Email Encryption

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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Email Encryption

Discovering Reasons Behind its Lack of Acceptance

Kendal Stephens LaFleur

Lei Chen

Department of Computer Science

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, United States kks016@shsu.edu

Department of Computer Science

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, United States shsu.chen@gmail.com

Abstract— Email encryption is a critical component of data security and privacy, yet many people fail to use it. Prior studies have been performed to find ways to improve existing encryption methods and to develop new ones, in the attempt of providing a program that more people will utilize. Despite these efforts, email encryption is still not widely adopted. Our study uses a survey to collect data about users’ views of email encryption and provide us with insight on why many choose not to use it. After analyzing these results, we found that this is not only due to a lack of usability of the encryption programs, but it’s also due to the fact that many people do not fully understand encryption. There is a substantial lack of knowledge of what exactly should be encrypted, how to operate encryption programs, and the many threats associated with unencrypted emails. Our results are based on the responses of thirty people answering a multiple-choice survey we designed, made up of ten questions dealing with email encryption. All survey participants came from a variety of different backgrounds and careers. To the best of our knowledge, this research study is unique and our findings represent the true viewpoints of our participants.

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Author Index

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

Author Index

Abd-El-Barr, Mostafa - 241

Abedi, Maryam - 325

Abi Haidar, Diala - 48

Agah, Arvin - 185

Al-Farhan, Altaf - 241

AlAufi, Leena - 201

Albert, Raymond - 208

Amorin, Kevin - 201

Andresen, Dan - 97

Arai, Kenichi - 255

Aryanpour, Amir - 283

Asai, Kensaku - 163

Atkison, Travis - 179

Ayyed, Samiha - 56

Bai, Yun - 365

Barrerer, Francois - 411

Bell, Scott - 97

Ben Aicha, Rihab - 35

Benzekri, Abdelmalek - 411

Bin Muhaya, Fahad T. - 236

Bishop, Jonathan - 335

Bone, Scott - 41

Castellano, Angelo - 11

Chen, Guoxing - 76

Chen, Lei - 124

Chen, Weifeng - 303

Clark, Patrick G. - 185

Cuppens, Frederic - 56

Cuppens, Nora - 56

Darken, Christian - 117

Davis, Scott - 283

Dazzio-Cornn, l. Elaine - 229

Dehlinger, Josh - 22

Deligiannidis, Leonidas - 409

Doroodchi, Mohsen - 325

Dozono, Hiroshi - 358

Ebben, Maureen - 425

Elkhoury, Hicham - 411

Ertaul, Levent - 110

Eryilmaz, Meltem - 275

Farmer, Douglas - 214

Fendt, Tadhg - 415

Feregrino-Uribe, Claudia - 385

Gallotto, Sara - 303

Garcia-Hernandez, Jose Juan - 385

Gayoso Martinez, Víctor - 139 , 151

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Achieving Web Security by Increasing the Web Application Safety

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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Achieving Web Security by Increasing the Web Application Safety

Maryam Abedi

Navid Nikmehr

Mohsen Doroodchi

Dept. of Information

Dept. of Information

Dept. of Math/Computer

Technology Eng., Shiraz

Technology Eng., Shiraz

Science,Cardinal Stritch

University, Shiraz, Iran

University, Shiraz, Iran

University, Milwaukee, WI

maryam_abedy@yahoo.com

nikmehr@ieee.org

mdoroodchi@stritch.edu

Abstract—As web applications have become an integral part of today’s business operations, the concerns about the security of exchanged information on the web have been increasing. Issues such as data breach and leakage of sensitive information is number one concern of businesses for which the web applications are blamed for the most part. Therefore, in addition to the common measures used to secure the communications and transactions on the web, more attention needs to be paid to the preventive measures of integrating security into the development phase. However, for evaluation of effectiveness of such measures, a quantitative method is very essential to calculate the safety of an application against different vulnerabilities. This work presents a new model for measurement of overall safety of web applications. The keyword “safety” is coined to distinguish this measure from the traditional methods.

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Session II: Special Track on Iot and Scada Cybersecurity Education

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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