DSERU Seminar at SCME

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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to our next DSERU/SOCME seminar on Monday, the 30th of October, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Please confirm your participation by accepting this invitation.

Speaker: Scott Thomson
Topic: Cyber security resilience to targeted social engineering attacks: A behavioural sciences approach

Abstract: Cybercrime continues to increase annually, presenting greater financial and social impacts on individuals and businesses. Human factors are increasingly being identified as the greatest vulnerability in cyber security programs, and with big data breaches providing large volumes of personalised data for criminals to use in targeted social engineering attacks, there is an urgent need for greater personal resilience to social engineering cyber attacks. Resilience, determined through the knowledge, skills and behaviours measured by the Human Aspects of Information Security Questionnaire (HAIS-Q), increases an individual’s ability to detect and evade an attack. This project will examine if higher scores in the HAIS-Q can be achieved through differentiated training and awareness approaches that align with the learning styles and personality types rather than a traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach. Experiments will compare the pre- and post-training HAIS-Q results of a control group against those from groups who received differentiated training, determining if the proposed approach is more effective. From these results, analysis to identify any correlation of learning styles and personality types will be undertaken, enabling the number of training and awareness approaches to be rationalised.
Looking forward to seeing you in this interesting session.
Period30 Oct 2023
Event typeSeminar
LocationOnline, Australia, New South WalesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional