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Leader's Dilemma Game

Title: Leader's Dilemma Game: An Experimental Design for Cyber Insider Threat Research.
Name(s): Ho, Shuyuan Mary, author
Warkentin, Merrill, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2015-10-21
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: One of the problems with insider threat research is the lack of a complete 360° view of an insider threat dataset due to inadequate experimental design. This has prevented us from modeling a computational system to protect against insider threat situations. This paper provides a contemporary methodological approach for using online games to simulate insider betrayal for predictive behavioral research. The Leader’s Dilemma Game simulates an insider betrayal scenario for analyzing organizational trust relationships, providing an opportunity to examine the trustworthiness of focal individuals, as measured through humans as sensors engaging in computer-mediated communication. This experimental design provides a window into trustworthiness attribution that can generate a rigorous and relevant behavioral dataset, and contributes to building a cyber laboratory that advances future insider threat study.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1521643103_f381a99b (IID), 10.1007/s10796-015-9599-5 (DOI)
Keywords: Insider threats, Trusted human computer interactions, Sociotechnical systems, Online game simulation, Experimental design
Publication Note: This is a published article of Information Systems and Frontiers. Publisher's version is available at
Preferred Citation: Ho, S. M. & Warkentin, M. (2017). Leader's dilemma game: An experimental design for cyber insider threat research. Information Systems Frontiers, 19(2), 377-396. doi: 10.1007/s10796-015-9599-5
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Information Systems Frontiers.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 19

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Ho, S. M., & Warkentin, M. (2015). Leader's Dilemma Game: An Experimental Design for Cyber Insider Threat Research. Information Systems Frontiers. Retrieved from