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Riskio: A serious game for cyber security awareness and education

Riskio: A serious game for cyber security awareness and education
Riskio: A serious game for cyber security awareness and education
Cyber attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, causing organisations to continuously adapt management strategies for cyber security risks. As a key risk mitigation policy, organisations are investing in professional training courses for their employees to raise awareness on cyber attacks and related defences. Serious games have emerged as a new approach that can complement instruction-led or computer-based security training by providing a fun environment where players learn and practice cyber security concepts through the game. In this paper we propose Riskio, a tabletop game to increase cyber security awareness for people with no-technical background working in organisations. Riskio provides an active learning environment where players build knowledge on cyber security attacks and defences by playing both the role of the attacker and the defender of critical assets in a fictitious organisation.
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Hart, Stephen
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Margheri, Andrea
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Paci, Federica
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Sassone, Vladimiro
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Hart, Stephen
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Hart, Stephen, Margheri, Andrea, Paci, Federica and Sassone, Vladimiro (2020) Riskio: A serious game for cyber security awareness and education. Computers and Security, 95, [101827].

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Abstract

Cyber attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, causing organisations to continuously adapt management strategies for cyber security risks. As a key risk mitigation policy, organisations are investing in professional training courses for their employees to raise awareness on cyber attacks and related defences. Serious games have emerged as a new approach that can complement instruction-led or computer-based security training by providing a fun environment where players learn and practice cyber security concepts through the game. In this paper we propose Riskio, a tabletop game to increase cyber security awareness for people with no-technical background working in organisations. Riskio provides an active learning environment where players build knowledge on cyber security attacks and defences by playing both the role of the attacker and the defender of critical assets in a fictitious organisation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 March 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 April 2020
Published date: August 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 441632
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441632
ISSN: 0167-4048
PURE UUID: 8696d2e9-6f95-45aa-8ba0-bbc961d9ef3b
ORCID for Stephen Hart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5108-7116
ORCID for Andrea Margheri: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5048-8070
ORCID for Federica Paci: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3122-0236

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2020 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 05:14

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