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Ong LP 2015, 'Awareness of information security risks : an investigation of people aspects (a study in Malaysia)', DBA thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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The rapid advances in technology in this millennium pose growing information security risks. Information security breaches can result in data or information loss, damaged reputations, intellectual property theft, legal problems or monetary losses. Although computer users are often seen as the weakest link in information security, the people aspect (as opposed to technological and procedural aspects) has still remained largely ignored in most research on information security risks. The need to examine the association between people aspects and information security risks is urgent, and ways to minimise or mitigate the upward trend in information security threats are needed.