Roeland Kegel graduates on developing a personal information security assistant

Development and Validation of a Personal Information Security Assistant Architecture

by Roeland Kegel

This thesis presents and validates the first iteration of the design process of a Personal Information Security Assistant (PISA). The PISA aims to protect the information and devices of an end-user, offering advice and education in order to improve the security and awareness of its users. The PISA is a security solution that takes a user-centric approach, aiming to educate as well as protect, to motivate as well as secure. This thesis first presents the method and its application by which stakeholders are elicited and classified. Requirements are then elicited using these stakeholders. 4 architectural alternatives for PISA are then proposed. Finally, these alternatives are validated by a traceability analysis, a prototype implementation of a specific alternative and feedback by a focus group of experts. In summary, this thesis presents stakeholders, goals, requirements and proposed architectures for the PISA and contains a validation of the latter.

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