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Users Are Not Stupid: Eight Cybersecurity Pitfalls Overturned

June 7, 2022
Author(s)
Julie Haney
Whether you're implementing security policy or developing products, considering the human element is critical. Yet security professionals often fall victim to misconceptions and pitfalls that undermine users' ability to reach their full security potential

Consumer Perspectives on Loss of Support for Smart Home Devices

May 26, 2022
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Susanne M. Furman
Unsupported smart home devices can pose serious safety and security issues for consumers. However, unpatched and vulnerable devices may remain connected because consumers may not be alerted that their devices are no longer supported or do not understand

NIST Cybersecurity Role-based Training Study Presentation

May 20, 2022
Author(s)
Jody Jacobs, Julie Haney, Susanne M. Furman
This presentation is for the May 17, 2022 Federal Information Security Educators (FISSEA) Spring Forum hosted by NIST. This presentation will present our preliminary findings from our Role-Based Training Study.

Approaches and Challenges of Federal Cybersecurity Awareness Programs

March 25, 2022
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Jody Jacobs, Susanne M. Furman
Organizational security awareness programs may experience a number of challenges, including lack of resources, difficulty measuring the impact of the program, and perceptions among the workforce that training is a boring, "check-the-box" activity. While

Federal Cybersecurity Awareness Programs A Mixed Methods Research Study

March 25, 2022
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Jody Jacobs, Susanne M. Furman
Prior industry surveys and research studies have revealed that organizational security awareness programs may face a number of challenges, including lack of: leadership support; resources; and staff with sufficient background and skills to implement an

User Perceptions & Preferences for Smart Home Device Updates

November 5, 2021
Author(s)
Susanne M. Furman, Julie Haney
IoT smart home updates are a critical mechanism by which manufacturers can remediate security vulnerabilities and one of the few tools users have to secure their devices. Yet, security professionals view difficulties in patching IoT devices as a major

The NIST Usability Group: Championing the Human in IT

November 2, 2021
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins
Presentation gives an overview of the NIST Usability Group and highlights its major research programs. A closer look into the PSCR usability project and the NIST Phish Scale phishing project is also provided.

NIST Security Awareness Study

October 25, 2021
Author(s)
Jody Jacobs, Julie Haney, Susanne M. Furman
This is a presentation for the September 28, 2021 FISSEA conference. This presentation is on the NIST Security Awareness Study. The goal of the study is to better understand the needs, challenges, practices, and professional competencies of federal

'Passwords Keep Me Safe' - Understanding What Children Think about Passwords

August 11, 2021
Author(s)
Mary Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong
Children use technology from a very young age, and often have to authenticate. The goal of this study is to explore children's practices, perceptions, and knowledge regarding passwords. Given the limited work to date and that the world's cyber posture and

Exploring Government Security Awareness Programs: A Mixed-Methods Approach

August 3, 2021
Author(s)
Jody Jacobs, Julie Haney, Susanne M. Furman, Fernando Barrientos
Organizational security awareness programs are often underfunded and rely on part-time security awareness professionals who may lack sufficient background, skills, or resources necessary to manage an effective and engaging program. U.S. government

Communication Technology Problems and Needs of Rural First Responders

July 27, 2021
Author(s)
Kerrianne Buchanan, Yee-Yin Choong, Shanee Dawkins, Sandra Spickard Prettyman
Although new technology may benefit rural first responders to help them serve their communities, to date little is known about what communication technology problems rural first responders most need addressed and what future technology they desire. To

Current Problems, Future Needs: Voices of First Responders about Communication Technology

July 27, 2021
Author(s)
Kerrianne Buchanan, Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Mary Theofanos, Kristen K. Greene, Susanne M. Furman, Sandra S. Prettyman
With advances in network technologies, there has been increasing interest in developing new communication technology for first responders that utilizes wireless broadband networks. In order to develop new communication technology, user requirements are

Cybersecurity Advocates: Force Multipliers in Security Behavior Change

July 5, 2021
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Wayne Lutters, Jody Jacobs
Cybersecurity advocates motivate individuals and organizations to adopt positive security behaviors. Based on our research, we describe qualities of successful advocates. Our findings have practical implications for expanding the cybersecurity workforce by
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