Designing antiphishing education

James W. Ragucci, Stefan A. Robila

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Fraudulent e-mails, known as phishing attacks, have brought chaos across the digital world causing billions of dollars of damage. These attacks are known for their ability to exploit the human aspect of a computer system by pretending to originate from a source trusted by the victim. While technology defenses have been setup for protection, people are still succumbing to these attacks at alarming rates. Therefore, educational techniques must implement to strengthen the human factor of security. We propose the use of a phishing IQ test that when used in classroom setting can help users build experience needed to identify phishing e-mail during their daily routine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Social and Organizational Liabilities in Information Security
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781605661322
StatePublished - 2008


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