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dc.contributor.authorOyinloye, Toyosi
dc.contributor.authorEze, Thaddeus
dc.contributor.authorSpeakman, Lee
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T10:53:23Z
dc.date.available2020-03-09T10:53:23Z
dc.identifier.citationOyinloye, T., Eze, T. & Speakman, L. (2020 - forthcoming). "Towards Cyber-User Awareness: Design and Evaluation," 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Chester, England.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/623243
dc.description.abstractHuman reliance on interconnected devices has given rise to a massive increase in cyber activities. There are about 17 billion interconnected devices in our World of about 8 billion people. Like the physical world, the cyber world is not void of entities whose activities, malicious or not, could be detrimental to other users who remain vulnerable as a result of their existence within cyberspace. Developments such as the introduction of 5G networks which advances communication speed among interconnected devices, undoubtedly proffer solutions for human living as well as adversely impacting systems. Vulnerabilities in applications embedded in devices, hardware deficiencies, user errors, are some of the loopholes that are exploited. Studies have revealed humans as weakest links in the cyber-chain, submitting that consistent implementation of cyber awareness programs would largely impact cybersecurity. Cyber-active systems have goals that compete with the implementation of cyber awareness programs, within limited resources. It is desirable to have cyber awareness systems that can be tailored around specific needs and considerations for important factors. This paper presents a system that aims to promote user awareness through a flexible, accessible, and cost-effective design. The system implements steps in a user awareness cycle, that considers human-factor (HF) and HF related root causes of cyber-attacks. We introduce a new user testing tool, adaptable for administering cybersecurity test questions for varying levels and categories of users. The tool was implemented experimentally by engaging cyber users within UK. Schemes and online documentations by UK Cybersecurity organisations were harnessed for assessing and providing relevant recommendations to participants. Results provided us with values representing each participants’ notional level of awareness which were subjected to a paired-T test for comparison with values derived in an automated assessment. This pilot study provides valuable details for projecting the efficacy of the system towards improving human influence in cybersecurity.en_US
dc.publisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing Internationalen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eccws/en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.titleTowards Cyber-User Awareness: Design and Evaluationen_US
dc.typeConference Proceedingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2220-12-31
refterms.dateFCD2020-03-06T12:16:33Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
rioxxterms.publicationdate2020
dc.dateAccepted2020-02-22
dc.date.deposited2020-03-09en_US
dc.indentifier.issn2049-9870en_US


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