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Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
Volume 2015, Article ID 762403, 8 pages
Research Article

Explore Awareness of Information Security: Insights from Cognitive Neuromechanism

1School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 777 Guoding Road, Shanghai 200433, China
2Shanghai Financial Information Technology Key Research Laboratory, 777 Guoding Road, Shanghai 200433, China
3Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Shanghai International Studies University, 550 West Dalian Road, Shanghai 200083, China
4School of Management, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

Received 9 February 2015; Revised 6 May 2015; Accepted 15 June 2015

Academic Editor: Ye-Sho Chen

Copyright © 2015 Dongmei Han et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


With the rapid development of the internet and information technology, the increasingly diversified portable mobile terminals, online shopping, and social media have facilitated information exchange, social communication, and financial payment for people more and more than ever before. In the meantime, information security and privacy protection have been meeting with new severe challenges. Although we have taken a variety of information security measures in both management and technology, the actual effectiveness depends firstly on people’s awareness of information security and the cognition of potential risks. In order to explore the new technology for the objective assessment of people’s awareness and cognition on information security, this paper takes the online financial payment as example and conducts an experimental study based on the analysis of electrophysiological signals. Results indicate that left hemisphere and beta rhythms of electroencephalogram (EEG) signal are sensitive to the cognitive degree of risks in the awareness of information security, which may be probably considered as the sign to assess people’s cognition of potential risks in online financial payment.