Assessment of End-User Susceptibility to Cybersecurity Threats in Saudi Arabia by Simulating Phishing Attacks

Dania Aljeaid, Amal Alzhrani, Mona Alrougi, Oroob Almalki
2020 Information  
Phishing attacks are cybersecurity threats that have become increasingly sophisticated. Phishing is a cyberattack that can be carried out using various approaches and techniques. Usually, an attacker uses trickery as well as fraudulent and disguised means to steal valuable personal information or to deceive the victim into running malicious code, thereby gaining access and controlling the victim's systems. This study focuses on evaluating the level of cybersecurity knowledge and cyber awareness
more » ... in Saudi Arabia. It is aimed at assessing end-user susceptibility through three phishing attack simulations. Furthermore, we elaborate on some of the concepts related to phishing attacks and review the steps required to launch such attacks. Subsequently, we briefly discuss the tools and techniques associated with each attack simulation. Finally, a comprehensive analysis is conducted to assess and evaluate the results.
doi:10.3390/info11120547 fatcat:iqwux437lfagxcbz2tbmmoccqe