Teaching Psychological Principles to Cybersecurity Students.

Taylor, J., McAlaney, J., Hodge, S., Thackray, H., Richardson, C., James, S. and Dale, J., 2017. Teaching Psychological Principles to Cybersecurity Students. In: Educon 2017: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, 25-28 April 2017, Athens.

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Abstract

This paper will discuss our observations gained from teaching psychological principles and methods to undergraduate and postgraduate cybersecurity students. We will draw on and extend our previous work encouraging the teaching of psychology in computing and cybersecurity education. We pay special attention to the consideration of characteristics of cybersecurity students in terms of teaching psychology in a way that will be accessible and engaging. We then discuss the development and use of an online training tool which draws on psychology to help educators and companies to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks in students and employees. Finally, we offer some practical suggestions to incorporate psychology into the cybersecurity curriculum.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:psychological ; cybersecurity ; social engineering ; higher education ; social psychology ; cognition
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:27505
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Mar 2017 12:12
Last Modified:16 May 2017 13:20

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