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Research on the effectiveness of cyber security awareness in ICS Risk Assessment Frameworks

Evaluating the awareness of security among users plays a critical role in safeguarding Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) against social engineering attacks. This study was conducted to assess the impact of cybersecurity awareness on the response to cybersecurity incidents within ICSs. Furthermore, this research has incorporated various measures and frameworks related to cybersecurity emergency response processes,...

Human-centric cybersecurity research: From trapping the bad guys to helping the good ones

The issue of cybersecurity has surged in importance in recent years due to numerous high-profile incidents, hacking attempts, and data breaches that have captured headlines. The continuous rise in cyber incidents suggests the need for a reevaluation of how we perceive cybersecurity and whether a shift in mindset is warranted. In essence, cybersecurity is fundamentally...

Importance of cybersecurity awareness and e-learning motivation for cybersecurity in reshaping the education

The widespread adoption of information and communication technologies, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in a significant surge in cyberattacks, fraud, and security threats in cyberspace. This has exposed society to a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, limited knowledge of cyber threats, and a lack of effective cybersecurity intelligence gathering and public threat awareness. This...

Locked the car, why not the computer: A qualitative and quantitative study on data safety compliance

Information technology has become an integral part of healthcare within the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS). All healthcare professionals are required to possess a certain level of computer knowledge and adhere to cyber ethics standards, which are maintained through regular mandatory training. The UK government has laid out a plan to enhance cybersecurity and... A review of a small to medium enterprise cybersecurity awareness program

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) constitute a significant portion of a country's business activity and make a substantial contribution to the national supply chain. Despite their importance, there is a notable lack of comprehensive studies and reports that assess the cyber security readiness of SMEs. Furthermore, very few studies directly involve surveys of SMEs themselves...

Implementation of machine learning and data mining to improve cyber security and limit vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

One of the significant challenges in the realm of cyber attack detection is the scarcity of training data, which remains a formidable obstacle. Despite the utilization of established network monitoring tools like Wireshark, a vast number of individuals are still at risk due to the absence of information regarding website behaviors and features that can...

Determining employee awareness using the human aspects of information security questionnaire (HAIS-Q)

This paper delves into the realm of Cyber Security Awareness Campaigns, with a specific focus on identifying critical factors that may hinder their effectiveness in driving behavioral change. Despite past and ongoing efforts to enhance information security practices and foster a secure society, the desired impact has often remained elusive. Therefore, it is essential to...