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15th March, 2017

Should I really just have clicked on that?


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15th March, 2017
18:15 - 19:30
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

Interconnected devices support and occasionally exasperate us in our daily lives and working environment. Yet it is this interwoven fabric of information linking virtually all our activities that may allow a small mistake or attack to have a disproportionate effect. But is it really as dramatic as “one regrettable click leading inexorably to disaster”?

In this lecture, researchers from Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group and Psychology Department explore the technical means allowing attackers to effect breaches and the psychological reasons for remaining vulnerable in spite of all awareness that such attacks are commonplace.

Building on a narrative about a seemingly ordinary day in the life going rather wrong, examples of security breaches and the psychological social engineering they exploit will be drawn from different spheres of life, including at home and in the workplace.

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