Monica Whitty | Director
UNSW Institute for Cyber Security

Monica Whitty, Director, UNSW Institute for Cyber Security

Professor Monica Whitty is the Director of the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security (IFCYBER), where she also holds a Professorship in Human Factors in Cyber Security. Her work, in particular, examines the human factors in cyber security. Professor Whitty has led many large interdisciplinary projects in cybersecurity; examples include romance scams and scams in general; insider threat; online deception and cyber security practices, education and awareness raising. She has been a member of the Global Futures Communities for Cyber Security for the World Economic Forum. Prof Whitty is the author of over 100 articles and 5 books, examples include 'Cyberpsychology: The study of individuals, society and digital technologies' (Wiley, 2017, with Garry Young) and ‘Truth, Lies, and Trust on the Internet’ (Routledge, 2009, with Adam Joinson).


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Considering the human factors in improving your workforce’s cyber hygiene

  • The COVID 19 pandemic sent many workers to work from home without proper cyber security guidance or training.
  • Organisation’s policy and educational programmes often do not account for individual differences.
  • Cyber security awareness raising is not sufficient if organisations wish to change employees’ cyber security behaviours.
last published: 05/Aug/21 23:55 GMT

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