Evidence Based Cybersecurity and its Relevance for Guiding Security Experts’, Law enforcement agencies’ and Policy Makers’ Efforts in Cyberspace

Evidence based cybersecurity is an approach aiming to support security professionals’ and policy makers’ decision-making processes regarding the deployment of security policies and tools, by calling for rigorous scientific investigations of the effectiveness of these policies and tools in achieving their goals in the wild. This approach focuses on the human players who use cyberspace …

Taxonomie des contre-mesures relatives aux crypto-rançongiciels

Les attaques de crypto-rançongiciels ont augmenté ces dernières années. Cette forme de maliciel brouille des données précieuses avec un cryptage pratiquement inébranlable et ne les libère qu’une fois la rançon payée. Il s’agit d’un changement important par rapport aux premières variantes des rançongiciels et cela a accru leur impact et la gravité globale de la …

The Low-Tech Communications of High-Tech Financial Fraudsters

Much case has been made of the use of sophisticated anonymity tools by financial fraudsters that hack financial institutions and steal personal and financial information. Our past research has shown that these technologies were used to protect the fraudsters’ privacy and to facilitate their attacks against financial institutions. Our latest interactions and analysis of the …

Le rôle de la conformité aux opinions des autres utilisateurs concernant la désinformation dans les médias sociaux

Les chercheurs, les journalistes et les politiciens s’inquiètent des effets de la désinformation en ligne. Les fausses nouvelles et la désinformation en ligne ont été particulièrement médiatisées lors des élections américaines de 2016. Certains commentateurs ont même suggéré que la désinformation en ligne a joué un rôle décisif dans cette élection. Une enquête auprès des …

The role of conformity to other users’ views regarding disinformation in social media

Researchers, journalists and politicians are concerned about the effects of online disinformation. Fake news and online disinformation were especially higlihted during the American 2016 election. Some commentators have even sug-gested that online disinformation played a deciding role in that election. A survey of Candian social media users reported that 41% of respondents have found links …

Improving Cybersecurity Through Private Insurance?

While dealing with interconnected and global risks, the cyber-insurance market is intensely growing. This market is a creature of privacy and data security regulations, and mandatory breach notifications have shaped its business model. Market stakeholders suggest that cyber-insurance provides incentives and resources to insured organizations for improving cybersecurity. This presentation seeks to empirically test this …