Conceptualization of a CyberSecurity Awareness Quiz

Pape, S.; Goeke, L.; Quintanar, A. and Beckers, K.

In Computer Security - ESORICS 2020 International Workshops MSTEC, pages 61-76, Springer International Publishing, Cham, LNCS 12512, 2020.


Recent approaches to raise security awareness have improved a lot in terms of user-friendliness and user engagement. However, since social engineering attacks on employees are evolving fast, new variants arise very rapidly. To deal with recent changes, our serious game CyberSecurity Awareness Quiz provides a quiz on recent variants to make employees aware of new attacks or attack variants in an entertaining way. While the gameplay of a quiz is more or less generic, the core of our contribution is a concept to create questions and answers based on current affairs and attacks observed in the wild.

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  author    = {Sebastian Pape and Ludger Goeke and Alejandro Quintanar and Kristian Beckers},
  title     = {Conceptualization of a CyberSecurity Awareness Quiz},
  booktitle = {Computer Security - {ESORICS} 2020 International Workshops MSTEC},
  year      = {2020},
  volume    = {12512},
  series    = {LNCS},
  pages     = {61--76},
  address   = {Cham},
  month     = {09},
  publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  doi       = {10.1007/978-3-030-62433-0_4},
  keywords  = {security, social engineering, threat-arrest, serious game, CS4E},
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