Research Library

The world’s first globally accessible archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security and behavioural science as applied to cyber security awareness and online behavioural change.

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Representing a human-centric cyberspace

There is a lack of consensus when using the term “cyberspace” [1]. Computers and network devices are prominent in definitions of cyberspace; less common is the essential and inclusion of human users. However, the human user is both implicitly integral to and actively...

Habituation: A possible mitigation of a wicked problem

A construct for intentional habit formation is suggested as possible mitigation to the disparity between user capability and systems requirements. The importance of usable security is well represented in early discussions (Sasse 2001). Twenty years after M. S....

Human cognition through the lens of social engineering cyber attacks

Social engineering cyberattacks are a major threat because they often prelude sophisticated and devastating cyberattacks. Social engineering cyberattacks are a kind of psychological attack that exploits weaknesses in human cognitive functions. Adequate defense against...