Smart Resilience

Human Factors in Cybersecurity

Applied research on cybersecurity human factors and organizational issues

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Cyber-attacks can harm intangible assets like reputation, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), expertise, and know-how and there is severe imbalance between the efficiency of attacks and inadequate defences, due in part to the lack of quantitative information for decision makers to prioritise security investments. Fostering a culture of risk management, HERMENEUT provides individual organisations as well as complete sectors with an innovative methodology to assess their vulnerabilities and corresponding tangible and intangible assets at risk, taking into account the business plans of the attacker, the commoditisation level of the target organisations, the exposure of the target and including human factors as well as estimating the likelihood that a potential cyber-attack exploits identified vulnerabilities. Joined by the BSD-DeepBlue team, the project will focus on human factors analysis and intangible risk management for delivering a quantitative estimation of the risks for an organisation or a business sector and investment guidelines for mitigation measures.