Reading Time: 4minutes SABS4CYBER is an annual conference that shines a spotlight on social and behavioural sciences. More specifically, SABS4CYBER puts the people using social and behavioural science to solve security challenges into the spotlight.
Reading Time: 5minutes This is Part Two of a post reviewing key takeaways from PeepSec 2019. You can read Part One here. To access the free video recordings of every talk from PeepSec 2019, register here.
Reading Time: 3minutes Following its inauguration in 2018, PeepSec returned in 2019 to facilitate further discussion on the opportunities and issues born from the interactions between people and technology.
Reading Time: 3minutes To understand how AI and machine learning can reduce cyber risk, it’s worth considering how a typical taxi journey will look in a few years time.Today, when you jump into a taxi, you’re greeted by a driver who might inquire into your preference of radio station and ask you one or two cursory questions while edging you towards your eventual destination.
There is a big, hairy elephant in the room when it comes to phishing: Many organisations believe that it’s okay, or right, or that they have no choice other than to punish people who repeatedly fail phishing simulations. Are they right? Before we answer that, let’s...
Reading Time: 3minutes To understand why it might be impossible to reduce human cyber risk without a secure culture, it’s worth considering a series of experiments from the world of behavioural science.The experiments weren’t designed to uncover security insights. Rather, they were designed to demonstrate quirks in human behaviour. Specifically, they were designed to reveal why people sometimes “cheat”.
Reading Time: 2minutes Although it might not seem like it, people’s actions following 9/11 demonstrate just how likely it is you’re miscalculating your cyber risk.Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, people began to change their travel plans.
Reading Time: 2minutes As you may already be aware, most people prefer to avoid taking risks. In fact, most people prefer to avoid taking risks so much that they fail to do so even when taking the risk makes complete and total sense.
Broadly speaking, most phishing training works in more or less the same way. An automated tool sends simulated phishing and spear phishing simulations to those within your organisation. The simulations fool some, but not others. The tests reveal precisely who has been...