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Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2019)
Title: A Hypothesised Model to Examine Susceptibility to Cyber-Social Engineering Through LinkedIn in The Workplace
Author(s): Mohammed Khaled N Alotaibi
Keywords: Cyber-social Engineering (CSE), Social Engineering (SE), Personality Traits, LinkedIn, Social Networking Sites (SNS), Victimisation, Susceptibility, Five Factor Model (FFM)
Abstract: To date, few studies have examined how users are susceptible to Cyber-social engineering (CSE) on social networking sites. Employees using LinkedIn have been found to have difficulties controlling the type of material they post and are therefore vulnerable to attack. A number of studies have presented frameworks to examine if personality traits are associated with vulnerability to cybercrimes, but these and various other human aspects of vulnerability to risks have not been thoroughly examined. This study extends these frameworks by examining the susceptibility of employees to CSE by combining personality traits, personal dispositions, attitudes to risk, habitual behaviours and technological self-efficacy, as well as the impact of their demographic, including structural power (position within the organisation). This study will focus on public sector personnel who are accessing a professional SNS and are working in government organisations and affiliates under the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia. This study will adopt a mixed research method, namely sequential explanatory design.
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