Posts By Brian Pickering

Cybersecurity for SMEs: Introducing the Human Element into Socio-technical Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Abstract: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rarely conduct a thorough cyber-risk assessment and they may face various internal issues when attempting to set up cyber-risk strategies. In this work, we apply a user-journey approach to model human behavior and visually map SMEs’ practices and threats, along with a visualization of the socio-technical actor-network, targeted specifically […]

BY Costas Boletsis, Ragnhild Halvorsrud, J Brian Pickering, Stephen Phillips and Mike Surridge

It’s Not My Problem: How Healthcare Models relate to SME Cybersecurity Awareness

Abstract: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up a significant part of European economies. They are often described as poorly place to deal with cyber risks though because of resource constraints or commercial interests. Providing appropriate tooling would facilitate a greater appreciation of the risks and provide mitigation strategies. In a series of workshops demonstrating […]

BY J Brian Pickering, Konstantinos Boletsis, Ragnhild Halvorsrud, Stephen Phillips and Mike Surridge

Just-in-Time Cybersecurity

We’re all increasingly aware that criminals are exploiting the virtual environment in a variety of ways, sometimes tricking individuals to reveal sensitive information or holding their data literally to ransom. So, we’re all encouraged to go online with caution, to update software regularly, install virus scanners and firewalls, and to be suspicious of unsolicited items […]

BY J Brian Pickering