Human Behaviour as an aspect of Cyber Security Assurance

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis paper considers existing research into cyber security assurance processes in an effort to identify elements of cyber security that would benefit from further research and development. It concludes the cyber security industry would benefit...

The Current State of Phishing Attacks

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis article discusses phishing attacks. It introduces the anatomy of a phishing attack, considers why people fall for phishing attacks and estimates the damage of phishing attacks. The article also discusses common tecniques for preventing...

Self-disclosure, Privacy and the Internet

Reading Time: 1 minuteAuthors discuss literature relating to self-disclosure on the internet, with a particular focus on disclosure via computer mediated communication and web-based forms. The authors posit further research questions.   Read full paper  ...

Fraud typologies and victims of fraud: literature review

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis comprehensive review seeks to report on fraud in a wide variety of forms, with a particular focus on mass marketing, identity and small business fraud. It finds fraud is often innovative, comes in a wide variety of forms and that fraudsters...

Accuracy of Deception Judgments

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe authors review literature on deception studies and conclude people can correctly identify a lie (or a truth) 54% of the time. Authors also conclude that people are more accurate in judging audible than visible lies, that people appear...

On-line trust: concepts, evolving themes, a model

Reading Time: 1 minuteFollowing a discussion of relevant literature, researchers propose a model of online trust between users and websites. The model includes three factors that affect online trust: perception of credibility, ease of use and risk.   Read full...

Gender Differences in Risk Taking: A Meta-Analysis

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe researchers review 150 studies on the difference in risk-taking behaviour between males and females, concluding that males are typically more risk-seeking than females but that the gap appears to be shrinking over time.   Read full paper...

The theory of planned behavior

Reading Time: 1 minuteAjzen’s theory of planned behaviour suggests attitudes towards a particular behavior, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control all shape an individual’s behavioural intentions and behaviours. This study reviews literature...