Title

The Effects of Inhibitory Control and Perceptual Attention on Cyber Security

Author

Ed Pearson

Advisor

Bethel, Cindy L.

Committee Member

Jarosz, Andrew F.

Committee Member

Dampier, David

Committee Member

Hamilton, John A., Jr.

Date of Degree

1-1-2018

Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 1 Year

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Abstract

This dissertation recommends research to investigate the effects inhibitory control and perceptual attention have on the cyber security decision-making process. Understanding the effects that inhibitory control and perceptual attention have on the security decision- making process will allow for better defenses to be developed against social engineering and phishing. A survey and review of previous research in the area of Human Computer- Interaction and Security is presented. An experiment is performed to evaluate inhibitory control, which is composed of prepotent response inhibition, resistance to distractor interference, and resistance to proactive interference (PI). Additionally, the experiment evaluates perceptual attention and the security decision-making process.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/21250

Comments

information security||security icons||cyber security knowledge||security indicators

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