Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Inhibitory Control and Perceptual Attention on Cyber Security
by Pearson, Ed, III, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2019, 144; 13423953
Abstract (Summary)

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 proposed to evaluate inhibitory control, which is composed of prepotent response inhibition, resistance to distractor interference, and resistance to proactive interference (PI). Additionally, the experiment will evaluate perceptual attention and the security decision-making process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bethel, Cindy L.
Commitee: Dampier, David A., Hamilton, Jr., John A., Jarosz, Andrew F.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-B 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Cognitive psychology, Computer science
Keywords: Cyber security, Human computer-interaction, Information security, Phishing, Social engineering, Social networking
Publication Number: 13423953
ISBN: 978-1-392-17203-2
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