Ryan Heartfield

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While existing security mechanisms often work well against most known attack types, they are typically incapable of addressing semantic attacks. Such attacks bypass technical protection systems by exploiting the emotional response of the users in unusual technical configurations rather than by focussing on specific technical vulnerabilities. We show that(More)
<i>Social engineering</i> is used as an umbrella term for a broad spectrum of computer exploitations that employ a variety of attack vectors and strategies to psychologically manipulate a user. Semantic attacks are the specific type of social engineering attacks that bypass technical defences by actively manipulating object characteristics, such as platform(More)
While the human as a sensor concept has been utilised extensively for the detection of threats to safety and security in physical space, especially in emergency response and crime reporting, the concept is largely unexplored in the area of cyber security. Here, we evaluate the potential of utilising users as human sensors for the detection of cyber threats,(More)
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