Social Cybersecurity: Applying Social Psychology to Cybersecurity

An introduction to the research of Jason Hong, Sauvik Das, Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim and Laura Dabbish, who are investigating how social influence affects cyber security and testing how social influence techniques can improve people’s awareness and knowledge of cybersecurity, as well as their motivation to act securely.   Read full paper     Authors: Jason Hong, Sauvik Das, Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Laura...

Human Behaviour as an aspect of Cyber Security Assurance

This 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 from more research into the human aspect of cyber security and proposes a new framework be developed that’d help shape new human cyber security assurance mechanisms and evaluate their effectveness.   Read full paper     Authors: Mark Evans, Leandros A. Maglaras, Ying He, Helge...

Information Security Culture: A Definition and A Literature Review

Information security culture guides how things are done in organization in regard to information security, with the aim of protecting the information assets and influencing employees’ security behavior. In this paper, we review key literature on information security culture that was published in the period during 2003 – 2013. The objective was to identify the frameworks that were proposed to establish and maintain information security culture inside organizations. Moreover, other issues were investigated, such as the appropriate definition, and methodology used in this field of...

Leveraging Behavioral Science to Mitigate Cyber Security Risk

A thorough paper reporting the findings of Shari Pfleeeger and Deanna Caputo’s research into blending behavioural science and cyber security. Following an introduction into the relationship between human behaviour and cyber security, the paper discusses proven and potential behavioral science findings that have cyber security relevance.   Read full paper     Authors: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Deanna D....

Perceived Deception in Advertising: Proposition of a Measurement Scale

Following a literature review, the paper’s authors built a measure of perceived deception in advertising. The measure was fuelled by perceived veracity and perceived ethic, and may allow marketing practioners to evaluate the percieved deception of marketing communications before launching marketing campaigns.   Read full paper     Authors: Sawssen Garbouj Chaouachi and Kaouther Saied Ben...

Fraud typologies and victims of fraud: literature review

This 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 use a combination of tactics to avoid detection. It also notes victim profiles vary considerably.   Read full paper     Authors: Mark Button, Chris Lewis and Jacki...

Accuracy of Deception Judgments

The 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 deceptive when motivated to be believed and that individuals regard their interaction partners as honest.   Read full paper     Authors: Charles F. Bond, Jr & Bella M....

The Persuasive Influence of Emotion in Cancer Prevention and Detection Messages

This paper reviews literature on the relationship between emotion and persuasion, with a focus on how the relationship might be harnessed to persuade people to both check for and take actions to prevent cancer. It suggests messages should select a particular emotion then consider how best the emotion might be triggered.   Read full paper     Authors: James Price Dillard, Robin L....

The theory of planned behavior

Ajzen’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 concerning the theory and provides empirical evidence supporting the theory.   Read full paper     Authors: Icek...