Quotation Iser, Bettina, Brandtweiner, Roman. 2021. Role of awareness to prevent personal disasters: Reducing the risks of falling for phishing by strengthening user awareness. Disaster Management 2021 - Seventh International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes, online, Vereinigtes Königreich von Großbrit. u. Nordirland, 10. - 12. November 2021.


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Phishing still represents a main security threat in the digital world. Attackers primarily by means of email try to gain access to user’s sensitive personal credentials. By using these credentials, attackers cause disasters on the individual level by inflicting, for example, 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 Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Role of awareness to prevent personal disasters: Reducing the risks of falling for phishing by strengthening user awareness
Event Disaster Management 2021 - Seventh International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes
Year 2021
Date 10. - 12. November 2021
Country United Kingdom
Location online
URL https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2021/disaster-management-2021

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Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
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Iser, Bettina (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria)
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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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