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Addressing Cyber Security Accessibility: A Qualitative Study

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submitted on 2024-07-09, 07:25 and posted on 2024-07-09, 07:46 authored by Bilikis Banire, Dena Al Thani, Yin Yang

This short paper highlights the experience of victims of social engineering attacks and their accessibility to cybersecurity mechanisms. Current research has mainly focused on technical and digital literacy in curbing cyber-attacks which leaves out users with little or no technical ability in recognizing cyber-attacks. The experiences of 17 victims of social engineering attacks are sought using semi-structured interviews. The analysis of the interview data was done using grounded theory, and two main categories relevant to social engineering methods and accessible cybersecurity mechanisms were identified. Finally, this paper presents important recommendations on cybersecurity mechanisms that are accessible to users with little or no digital literacy.

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Published in: Electronic Workshops in Computing
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See conference contribution on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2021-w5.2

See conference workshops programme: https://hci2021.bcs.org/workshops

Conference name: 34th British HCI Workshop and Doctoral Consortium : Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally, 20th - 21st July 2021, London - UK

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Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP10-0208-170408), Detecting Fraudulent Messages with Strong Privacy Protection.

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  • English

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BCS Learning & Development

Publication Year

  • 2021

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU

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