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Email Security Own Goals!

Email Security Own Goals!

With the football World Cup currently underway in Russia, and inevitable news that email fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of the event, it seems an apt time for a blog on email security. Although our topic of interest (email authentication) is a little less...

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Simulated phishing: the speed cameras of security awareness

Simulated phishing: the speed cameras of security awareness

Over the last few years, phishing test and train solutions have become an increasingly common part of the security awareness toolkit. Of late, however, influential voices in academia and at the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have started to raise some...

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Security awareness: how much is enough?

Security awareness: how much is enough?

We know that security awareness training for all is an essential part of our organisational resilience to the growing risk from, and impact of, cyber-attacks. However, we see common and typical weaknesses in learning programmes: 1.    Overestimating the extent to...

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Can we motivate people to protect themselves?

Can we motivate people to protect themselves?

Standard economic theory used to hold sway in its suggestion that we make decisions in a purely rational, selfish, way. It is now well established, however, that the reality is somewhat more complicated than that. The field of Behavioural Economics provides multiple...

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Nudging towards secure behaviour

Nudging towards secure behaviour

How could a simple picture of a fly painted on a urinal make the bathrooms at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport 80% cleaner? The answer is through the simple, but incredibly effective, power of “Nudging”. Richard Thaler recently won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his...

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