Title: Role of common website features on providing a secure news website: an empirical approach

Authors: Mandana Farzaneh; Shahriar Mohammadi

Addresses: Department of Information Technology Management, School of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. ' Industrial Engineering Department, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: News websites provide various kinds of information and have a great contribution in creating knowledge to community citizens. Providing security has a great impact on the usability of these websites and encourages users to trust and share their personal information to take advantages of various facilities on the news website. The main contribution of this paper is to examine if website features affect designing a secure news website. The features have been classified by a deep and complete review of the most applicable features in news websites through the study of the top 50 international news websites. Validating the classification was the next step, which was held by identifying experts' opinions about the most pertinent features of news websites that affect the security of the news websites. The aim of this paper is to find out the correlation of each identified feature with each security service. The result would be beneficial for news website's administrators to design these websites effectively and securely in order to satisfy their users by suitable response to their requirements.

Keywords: news websites; common features; website security; questionnaires; correlation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIS.2011.044731

International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security, 2011 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.320 - 338

Received: 20 Apr 2011
Accepted: 13 Sep 2011

Published online: 06 Jan 2012 *

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