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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Ransomware: Economic impact analysis

The questions this project addressed include: How is social engineering used to deploy malware? What is the economic impact of successful malware/ransomware attacks? What security measures can be implemented to help mitigate these attacks? This research focuses on...

Impact of human vulnerabilities on cyber security

Humans play a major role in the field of cybersecurity. It is observed that more than 39% of security risks are related to the human factor, and 95% of successful cyber-attacks are caused by human error, with most of them being insider threats. The major human factor...

Understanding and deciphering of social engineering attack scenarios

Malicious scammers and social engineers are causing great harms to modern society. Knowledge about social engineering (SE) is wide-spread and it exits in non-academic papers and communication channels. Knowledge is mostly based on expert opinion and experience...

Examining the generational impact on risk: Internet of Things (IoT)

The purpose of this Causal-Comparative quantitative study was to develop an increased understanding of the different generations and how they perceive risk and to what extent they are comfortable using Fitbit devices in an everyday setting. This study was conducted...