While research has linked social media phishing susceptibility to individual Facebook habits,the underlying process by which habits lead to victimization and the extent to which it explainse-mail-based phishing remains unclear. The study compared the antecedents and consequences ofe-mail habits and cognitive processing on the outcome of a simulated phishing attack. E-mail habitswere rooted in stable personality dimensions of conscientiousness and emotional stability, whilecognitive processing was premised on contextual information adequacy considerations. Interestingly,habits and processing jointly influenced the outcomeof the attack: Systematic processing attenuatedphishing susceptibility by a small factor; the cumulative effects of heuristic processing and e-mailhabits, however, caused a fourfold increase in likely victimization, overwhelming any advantagefrom detailed processing.
Research on the effectiveness of cyber security awareness in ICS Risk Assessment Frameworks
Assessing security awareness among users is essential for protecting industrial control systems (ICSs) from social...