From the Summer 2015 Issue

Exploring Behavioral and Neuroscience Approaches to Cybersecurity: A Study of Phishing

Eric Reeves
Senior Manager | Lockheed Martin

The behavioral factors that contribute to users falling victim to phishing attacks include a lack of understanding of how computer systems work, lack of attention, and phishers’ increasingly sophisticated methods of visual deception. 
Attacks on our computer systems continue to increase in frequency and sophistication. Organizations invest significant resources in the development of cyber protection capabilities such as firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems. However, the security of most computer systems also relies on the decisions and actions of the end users. Effective cybersecurity requires the use of both innovative technology and a thorough understanding of the . . .

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