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Jun. 17, 2019


SMST Seminar Series

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3100 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826

De-Thorning the ROSE, Exploring the Human Aspects of Cyber Security
Dr. Matthew Canham
Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida

Monday, June 17th, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Partnership II – Room 208




ABSTRACT: Human users are responsible for the overwhelming majority of data breaches; either through human error, insider threat, or by becoming the victim of a social engineering attack. The 2019 ISACA report states that insiders were among the top three causes of data breach, and the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 94% of malware is delivered through email. This presentation will highlight some of the factors influencing susceptibility to Remote Online Social Engineering attacks and will then focus on the most vulnerable user population. Individuals within an organization who repeatedly fall victim to phishing emails, referred to as Repeat Clickers, present a significant security risk to the organizations in which they operate. This presentation will discuss current research to understand this phenomenon, discuss recent pilot data, and suggest research questions to improve understanding of the contributing factors of repeated victimization by phishing emails.

SPEAKER BIO: Matthew Canham, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida. Dr. Canham’s research is currently focus on the topics of social engineering, agent-based modeling, cybersecurity policy, and online influence. Prior to his current position, Dr. Canham served as the Manager of the Emerging Technologies Program for the Operational Technology Division (OTD), Department of Justice (DOJ). During this time, Dr. Canham also functioned as the technical liaison to the DOJ’s Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center. Prior to his last assignment with the DOJ, Dr. Canham also served in the field, where he investigated cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and other Federal violations. Dr. Canham holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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