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Saturday, September 21 • 11:10am - 11:43am
Online dis-trust? Relationships between cybersecurity and online transactions

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This paper explores different relationships among various cybersecurity aspects and online transactions. Particularly, we focus on three online security aspects: (1) perception of network security, (2) being victim of a cyberattack, and (3) engaging in risky online activities. Using a Structural Equations Model (SEM) and the After Access 2017-2018 dataset (for six Latin American countries), we characterize the relationships between each of these three aspects, along with the importance of other structural variables. The main results are: (1) user’s perception of security plays a key role in e- commerce activities adoption - individuals who report feeling insecure in the Internet tend to engage in significantly fewer online transactions; (2) there is a strong positive relationship between e-commerce use and the likelihood of being a cyberattack victim - this group of e-commerce users would be more vulnerable; (3) individuals with lower educational and socioeconomic levels, and females, are in greater disadvantage in the adoption of e-commerce activities.
Keywords: cybersecurity, e-commerce, ICT


Roxana Barrantes Cáceres

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Aileen Agüero García

Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Paulo Matos Trifu

Innovations for Poverty Action

Diego Aguilar

Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Saturday September 21, 2019 11:10am - 11:43am
American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington DC
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