Quotation Iser, Bettina, Brandtweiner, Roman. 2021. Role of awareness to prevent personal disasters: Reducing the risks of falling for phishing by strengthening user awareness. In WIT Transactions On The Built Environment: Disaster Management 2021 - Seventh International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes, Hrsg. Passerini, G., Garzia, F., Lombardi, M. 79-88. Southhampton, Boston: WITPress.


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Phishing still represents a main security threat in the digital world. Attackers primarily by means of e-mail try to gain access to user’s sensitive personal credentials. By using these credentials, attackers cause disasters on the individual level by inflicting e.g. severe economic losses or reputational damage due to identity theft. Awareness is one important factor to increase resilience. This paper based on recent literature first gives a general overview on social engineering as mean for phishing and then evaluates how awareness as preventive measure is considered effective in the selected literature. Information on phishing is one measure to raise awareness, others are trainings and phishing test campaigns to evaluate risk exposure and increase awareness. With regards on information sharing a case study, focusing on portals and homepages of selected Austrian financial institutions was conducted. In this case, study we emphasis on content and eventual differences in the presentation of information concerning prevention and mitigation. Keywords: Disaster prevention and mitigation, social engineering, phishing, risk awareness, security management

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Role of awareness to prevent personal disasters: Reducing the risks of falling for phishing by strengthening user awareness
Title of whole publication WIT Transactions On The Built Environment: Disaster Management 2021 - Seventh International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes
Editor Passerini, G., Garzia, F., Lombardi, M.
Page from 79
Page to 88
Location Southhampton, Boston
Publisher WITPress
Year 2021
ISBN 978-1-78466-445-9
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-the-built-environment/207/38183

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Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
External
Iser, Bettina (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria)
Organization
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5366 Information society (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
5918 Media research, -studies (Details)
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