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Effectiveness of Social Engineering Intervention: A meta-analysis

Haavel, Kristjan (2021) Effectiveness of Social Engineering Intervention: A meta-analysis.

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Abstract:Due to the ongoing digitisation of different processes, cybersecurity is an integral part of life. The weakest link in cybersecurity is people who can be manipulated through social engineering attacks. There are many different preventative measures against such attacks, and with this paper, we find out how effective the most recent measures are. To find out the effectiveness, a systematic literature review was conducted with data starting from 2018, and then a meta-analysis of the studies was conducted. The analysis consists of 8 studies with 45 effect sizes and a total of 28,277 subjects. We found that design-based interventions are the most effective type of preventative measure and that not all the conclusions are in line with the data found on the similar research into the topic with data pre-2018.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 54 computer science, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
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