Human Factors in Cyber Security

Human Factors

Humans often have, wrongly in our opinion, been accused of being the weakest link in cybersecurity. Arguably, we ought to shift the blame back onto security departments, emphasising the need for a human/computer interaction approach. Where technology solutions fail to protect end-users, we need to understand how to empower and improve endusers’ cyber security practices. Our researchers examine the financial, economic, psychological and sociological aspects which place individuals at higher risk of cybersecurity threats and empirically research methods to detect criminals as well as how to change cyber security behaviours timely and effectively. Our focus is on training and education rather than simply raising awareness – which often doesn’t lead to change in cyber security behaviours. We specifically research topics such as scams, terrorism, insider threat, propaganda, and mis/disinformation (fake news).

 

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