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IF24-H08 Human-centric cyber security: Examining the human factor in IT security (engl.)

Worldwide there are over 2,200 cyber-attacks per day which amounts to nearly 1 cyber-attack every 39 seconds. Financial, political and/or personal motivations are found to be behind these attacks on individuals, companies or customers leading to financial loss, identity theft, embarrassment, personal or business disadvantage.
According to the Data breach investigations report 2023, companies spend approximately 11.6% of their total IT spending on cyber security measures and trainings to counter such invasions. According to a research from Stanford University, 81% of security breaches occur due to human error.
Traditional cybersecurity approaches focus on developing robust security designs, while human centric security designs focus on the human element. Social engineering attacks such as phishing, that account for 96% of breach initiations are clear examples for the significance of understanding the social psychology of humans present at both ends of this issue.
This half week course is a valuable addition for professionals who use, work with or work in cybersecurity. The interactive, hands-on course will cover these broad themes: 1) Examining cybersecurity from traditional as well as human centric security design approaches. 2) Social psychology of cybersecurity. 3) Human factors and cyber psychology.
4) Cultivating a security mindset and a culture of shared responsibility.

Credit Points: Yes, possible.

Requirements: Bring your own laptop.

Anuradha Prathap

Dr. Anuradha Prathap

Dr. Prathap handles multiple roles in the areas of teaching, entrepreneurship and research. This includes teaching assignments in the field of Psychology and interdisciplinary subjects as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland University College-Europe, Hochschule Mainz, past involvement in a technology startup, research as a former Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow (The Fulbright Program, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY) and assignments as a Faculty member at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Research interests: Psychology, Mental Health, Social competence, Agile leadership, Gender, DEI and Pedagogy.
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30. Juli 2024 – 1. August 2024
Technische Fakultät – Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, Freiburg, 79110

Genaue Kurszeiten

Di 30.07.
10:00 – 11:30 Uhr
14:00 – 15:30 Uhr
16:00 – 17:30 Uhr

Mi 31.07.
8:30 – 10:00 Uhr
10:30 – 12:00 Uhr
14:00 – 15:30 Uhr

Do 01.08.
8:30 – 10:00 Uhr
10:30 – 12:00 Uhr