Prevention of cybercrimes in smart cities of India | IT & People

Chatterjee, S., Kar, A.K., Dwivedi, Y.K. & Kizgin, H. (2018). Prevention of cybercrimes in smart cities of India: From citizen’s perspective, Information Technology & People. Forthcoming.

(Emerald Publication, Impact Factor: 2.138, Scopus CiteScore: 2.35, ABDC: A, ABS 3*)

Abstract for the article

  • Purpose –The purpose of the study is to identify the factors influencing the citizens of India to prevent cybercrimes in proposed Smart Cities of India.
  • Design/methodology/approach –A conceptual model has been developed for identifying factors preventing cybercrimes. The conceptual model was validated empirically with a sample size of 315 participants from India. Data was analysed using Structural  Equation Modeling with SPSS and AMOS software.
  • Findings –The study reveals that ‘awareness of cybercrimes’ influences significantly towards actual usage of technology to prevent cybercrimes in Smart Cities of India. The study reveals that government initiative and legal awareness have less impact towards spreading of awareness of cybercrimes to the citizens of proposed smart cities.
  • Theoretical implications – The conceptual model utilises two constructs from technology adoption model namely perceived usefulness and ease of use. The study employs other factors such as, social media, word of mouth, government initiatives, legal awareness and organisations constituting entities spreading awareness from different related literature. Thereby a  comprehensive theoretical conceptual model has been proposed which helps to identify the factors that may help in preventing  cybercrimes.
  • Practical implications –This study provides an insight to the policy maker to understand several factors influencing the awareness of cybercrimes of the citizens of proposed Smart Cities of India for prevention of cybercrimes.
  • Originality/value – There are few existing studies analysing the effect of awareness of citizens to mitigate cybercrimes. Thus, this study offers a novel contribution.