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Search Publications by: Susanne M. Furman (Fed)

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Data Guardians: Behaviors and Challenges While Caring for Others' Personal Data

July 23, 2023
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Sandra Prettyman, Mary Frances Theofanos, Susanne M. Furman
Many professional domains require the collection and use of personal data. Protecting systems and data is a major concern in these settings, necessitating that workers who handle personal data under- stand and practice good security and privacy habits

Smart Home Device Loss of Support: Consumer Perspectives and Preferences

July 23, 2023
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

User Perceptions and Experiences with Smart Home Updates

May 22, 2023
Author(s)
Susanne M. Furman, Julie Haney
Updates may be one of the few tools consumers have to mitigate security and privacy vulnerabilities in smart home devices. However, little research has been undertaken to understand users' perceptions and experiences with smart home updates. To address

Handout: Users Are Not Stupid: 6 Cybersecurity Pitfalls Overturned

January 30, 2023
Author(s)
Julie Haney, Susanne M. Furman
The cybersecurity community tends to focus and depend on technology to solve today's cybersecurity problems, often without taking into consideration the human element - the key individual and social factors impacting cybersecurity adoption. This handout

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

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

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

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

July 27, 2021
Author(s)
Kerrianne Buchanan, Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Mary Frances Theofanos, Kristen K. Greene, Susanne M. Furman, Sandra Spickard-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