June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Computing & Information Technology
The adoption of electronic and mobile payments has significantly improved in recent years. A number of payment channels that provide convenience are now ubiquitously available for conducting electronic transactions. These payment methods range from credit cards to the Near Field Communication (NFC) tap and pay methods. A recurring premise in these electronic payment methods is guaranteeing the security and privacy of the end-user’s personally identifiable information, especially with respect to financially sensitive information. However, recent high profile information breaches seem to suggest otherwise. While information security administrators have scrambled to secure financial institutions, payment gateways, and enterprise networks, an often overlooked domain is end user security. This paper aims to examine mobile payment security as well as the end user’s sensitivity to disclosing personally identifiable information in relation to preferred payment methods. The methodology employed includes statistical analysis of a survey of 138 valid responses from mostly university students as well as some computing professional for the purpose of assessing their information disclosure sensitivity. The results of these assessments showed that business students and professionals were significantly more sensitive to information disclosure than the other assessed subpopulations.
Johnson, A., & Joseph, A. (2017, June), Mobile Payments and End Users' Sensitivity to Information Disclosure Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28677
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