A Study On Situational Awareness Security And Privacy Of Wearable Health Monitoring Devices

International Journal On Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA)

ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 ISSN: (Online) 2057-2182

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA

Published Semi-annually. Est. 2014


Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Chair – Cyber Security & Intelligence, E-Security Group, Research Series, London, UK; IEEE UK & Ireland Section Secretary

Associate Editors:

Professor Frank Wang, Head of School / Professor of Future Computing, Chair IEEE Computer Society, UK&RI, School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Dr Thomas Owens, Senior Lecturer & Director of Quality, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK

A Study on Situational Awareness Security and Privacy of Wearable Health Monitoring Devices

Xavier Bellekens, Kamila Nieradzinska, Alexandra Bellekens, Preetila Seeam, Andrew Hamilton and Amar Seeam


Situational Awareness provides a user centric approach to security and privacy. The human factor is often recognised as the weakest link in security, therefore situational perception and risk awareness play a leading role in the adoption and implementation of security mechanisms. In this study we assess the understanding of security and privacy of users in possession of wearable devices. The findings demonstrate privacy complacency, as the majority of users trust the application and the wearable device manufacturer. Moreover the survey findings demonstrate a lack of understanding of security and privacy by the sample population. Finally the theoretical implications of the findings are discussed.

Keyword: Situational Awareness, eHealth, Wearables, Security, Privacy

ISSN: 2057-2182

Volume 1. No. 1

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA.2016.100104

Date: Nov. 2016

Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Bellekens X., Nieradzinska, K., Bellekens, A., Seeam, P., Hamilton, A. and Seeam, A., (2016). A Study on Situational Awareness Security and Privacy of Wearable Health Monitoring Devices. International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp74-96.

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