Securing the Human

Thank you for your interest in our internet research project


It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to answer a range of questions on how you use connected devices, your appetite for risk and wider lifestyle interests.

This project is focused on establishing if it is possible to accurately measure an individual’s online Security Quotient score – that is, the likelihood of falling victim to ‘socio-technical’ cyber-attacks such as phishing, malware infection and scams based on personality traits.

The research is being undertaken by Chris Hails with funding provided by InternetNZ. Please read our research FAQ and statement of ethics. Data is collected anonymously unless you volunteer to assist with the next stage of our research project by providing a contact email address at the end of the survey. If you have any questions or concerns about the study please contact Chris via email to