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Gamification Techniques for Raising Cyber Security Awareness [article]

Sam Scholefield, Lynsay A. Shepherd
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents an exploratory study investigating the use of gamification techniques to educate average users about password security, with the aim of raising overall security awareness.  ...  To explore the impact of such techniques, a role-playing quiz application (RPG) was developed for the Android platform to educate users about password security.  ...  The aim of the research presented in this paper is to raise security awareness and improve password hygiene via the use of gamification techniques.  ... 
arXiv:1903.08454v2 fatcat:wzehfwa6kzhtdfzzsccab2xsdi

EFFECTIVE METHODS FOR SUCCESSFUL INFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS

Ildikó Legárd
2021 Pro Publico Bono - Magyar Közigazgatás  
, themed awareness videos and other gamification techniques.  ...  Information Security Awareness Programs provide the most effective solution for the improvement of users' information security knowledge and digital competencies.  ...  for Raising Cyber Security Awareness' , in HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust.  ... 
doi:10.32575/ppb.2021.1.7 fatcat:ejibkijjj5ffbn6atnazrxptfq

Human-Computer Interaction Considerations When Developing Cyber Ranges [article]

Lynsay A. Shepherd, Stefano De Paoli, Jim Conacher
2020 arXiv   pre-print
It is therefore vital for organisations to develop the necessary skills to secure their assets and to protect critical national infrastructure.  ...  The number of cyber-attacks are continuing to rise globally.  ...  Existing cybersecurity work which has utilised gamification includes prototype mobile applications aimed at raising public security awareness [21] .  ... 
arXiv:2007.04760v1 fatcat:4rkiupp2crcb3ipstfizbbscaq

A Review of Using Gaming Technology for Cyber-Security Awareness

Faisal Alotaibi, Steven Furnell, Ingo Stengel, Maria Papadaki
2016 International Journal for Information Security Research  
Our previous study has found that there is an immediate need for launching awareness programs about cyber security and cyber-attacks, keeping in view of the rising Internet and mobile usage in the country  ...  The review of the previous studies and gaming applications in this paper has found that mobile gaming applications are effective in creating cyber security awareness.  ...  Table 1 . 1 Major studies focusing on gamification for cyber security awareness Authors Game Type Methods Results Arachchilage N. A.  ... 
doi:10.20533/ijisr.2042.4639.2016.0076 fatcat:qyztqw3nkjfldbrt5ls4pmo6ei

Analysis and Findings of Social Engineering Industry Experts Explorative Interviews: Perspectives on Measures, Tools and Solutions

Hussain Aldawood, Geoffrey Skinner
2020 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Cyber security social engineering, training and awareness programs, information security awareness programs.  ...  The research herein focuses on the human element of cyber security threats, recognizing that hackers exploit the vulnerabilities and lack of awareness of staff.  ...  Aldulaijan, GNS General Manager, for sharing his pearls of wisdom with us during the course of this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2983280 fatcat:l5qyhrtnvrge3nwrs6bh5nfboi

From Cyber-Security Deception To Manipulation and Gratification Through Gamification [article]

Xavier Bellekens, Gayan Jayasekara, Hanan Hindy, Miroslav Bures, David Brosset, Christos Tachtatzis, Robert Atkinson
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we present a platform that combines human-computer-interaction, analytics, gamification and deception to lure malicious users into selected traps while piquing their interests.  ...  growing networking capabilities and services offered to users, attack surfaces have been increasing exponentially, additionally, the intricacy of network architectures has increased the complexity of cyber-defenses  ...  Researchers concentrated on the gamification, learning and teaching theory of cyber-security to end-users in numerous fields through various techniques and scenarios to raise end-user cyber-situational  ... 
arXiv:1903.08918v1 fatcat:g3suxpdev5gndcexs4hfrpziku

MOTENS: A Pedagogical Design Model for Serious Cyber Games [article]

Stephen Hart, Basel Halak, Vladimiro Sassone
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In the last few years, serious games have become popular, with a consensus of the benefits for teaching cyber security awareness and education.  ...  game called Riskio, designed to teach cyber security awareness and education.  ...  Organisations invest in professional training courses for their employees to raise awareness of cyber attacks and related defences.  ... 
arXiv:2110.11765v1 fatcat:he3ggg4aurh3lll2lsonrpigyq

Modern Aspects of Cyber-Security Training and Continuous Adaptation of Programmes to Trainees

George Hatzivasilis, Sotiris Ioannidis, Michail Smyrlis, George Spanoudakis, Fulvio Frati, Ludger Goeke, Torsten Hildebrandt, George Tsakirakis, Fotis Oikonomou, George Leftheriotis, Hristo Koshutanski
2020 Applied Sciences  
This is due to security breaches on popular services that become publicly known and raise people's security awareness.  ...  Nowadays, more-and-more cyber-security training is emerging as an essential process for the lifelong personnel education in organizations, especially for those which operate critical infrastructures.  ...  , raising awareness on impact and consequences of attacks while following the necessary corrective actions to defend high-risk cyber systems.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10165702 fatcat:nskf4rvjhnccdoqzuvn7b6gz7a

A renewed approach to serious games for cyber security

Alexis Le Compte, David Elizondo, Tim Watson
2015 2015 7th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Architectures in Cyberspace  
To this end, a framework for designing serious games which are aimed at raising an awareness of cyber security to those with little or no knowledge of the subject is presented.  ...  In this light, it has been suggested that the gamification of training and education for cyber security will be beneficial.  ...  This paper aims at introducing a different approach to serious games in order to raise awareness of cyber security among the general population.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cycon.2015.7158478 dblp:conf/cycon/CompteEW15 fatcat:swbtou3lonhenkpjf42jx3l4hu

Building an effective information security awareness program

Ildikó Legárd
2020 Central and Eastern European eDem and eGov Days  
The effective protection against the threats is to provide security awareness through implementing a well-developed and successful Information Security Awareness Program.  ...  There is no single solution to improve information security, the essay summarizes and shows the most effective techniques that experts can use in order to seize the user's attention toward information  ...  " [35] Scholefield and Shepherd conclude that gamification and gamification techniques were useful methods of raising security awareness and participants enjoyed playing these types of applications and  ... 
doi:10.24989/ocg.338.15 fatcat:3c653pf22zabzkkdxh5budlbcy

Pedagogy of Blockchain: Training College Students on the Basics of Blockchain

Dr. Karen Benson, Georgia Gwinnett College
2018 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
These elementary principles built upon each other, which led to the synergistic knowledge and definition of Blockchain for the student.  ...  The authors of this paper chose to use the classroom of a medium sized college in the United States to perform the active learning and gamification principles leading to the education of Blockchain.  ...  The Sony cyberattack raised awareness for the need of a decentralized data storage prototype.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv7is050022 fatcat:obcfth4gdbbqvbwab5p4ipzt5a

A Survey on Human and Personality Vulnerability Assessment in Cyber-security: Challenges, Approaches, and Open Issues [article]

Dimitra Papatsaroucha, Yannis Nikoloudakis, Ioannis Kefaloukos, Evangelos Pallis, Evangelos K. Markakis
2021 arXiv   pre-print
raising training strategies.  ...  Moreover, human maliciousness is still neglected from current Human Vulnerability Assessment frameworks; thus, insider threat actors evade identification, which may lead to an increased cyber security  ...  Raising awareness or developing enhanced security systems alone is not enough to counteract against cyber-threats.  ... 
arXiv:2106.09986v2 fatcat:rurgrvdkjbcljiqoiv3ztoov4u

Cybersecurity Awareness Framework for Academia

Mohammed Khader, Marcel Karam, Hanna Fares
2021 Information  
Cybersecurity is a multifaceted global phenomenon representing complex socio-technical challenges for governments and private sectors.  ...  the design and assessment of cybersecurity awareness.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful to the Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan, for the full financial support granted to cover the publication fee of this research article.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12100417 fatcat:kvfoss7y6rgsvnjf6gd7fuehae

Designing Serious Games for Cyber Ranges: A Socio-technical Approach

Mazaher Kianpour, Stewart Kowalski, Erjon Zoto, Christopher Frantz, Harald Overby
2019 2019 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW)  
To this end, in this paper, we propose a framework for designing serious games that raise security awareness.  ...  Appropriate training is an effective solution to tackle the evolving threat landscape and conflicts in the cyber domain and to fulfill security requirements.  ...  Grethe Østby for their constructive comments on this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/eurospw.2019.00016 dblp:conf/eurosp/KianpourKZFO19 fatcat:gdxtmcrexramtjskyoljh7vw5m

Deriving Cyber Security Risks from Human and Organizational Factors – A Socio-technical Approach

Thomas Richard McEvoy, Stewart James Kowalski
2019 Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly  
Cyber security risks are socio-technical in nature.  ...  security threats in another part of the organization.  ...  The risk narrative revealed how cyber security measures for training and awareness and the actual cyber security culture contradicted each other.  ... 
doi:10.7250/csimq.2019-18.03 fatcat:p4ymkoi735civdnw54j4wvb36a
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