Oops! Should I really just have clicked on that?

Could one careless click collapse your defences? Cybersecurity and Psychology experts from Royal Holloway, University of London address this question in the forthcoming Stevenson Science Lecture
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This event will address how attackers can breach your security as well as the social and psychological effects it could wreak

We're on a permanent higher state of alert these days. We constantly need to consider cybersecurity and personal privacy whenever we interact with new technology.

What could happen if cybercriminals gain access to your devices?

We rely ever more on interconnected devices to support our daily lives and working environment. Yet, this virtual connection is what may allow a small mistake to have a much larger effect.

Could one careless click lead to chaos?

Next week (March 15, 18:30 GMT), leading experts in Cybersecurity and Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, will address this question in the latest Stevenson Science Lecture.

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Titled ‘Should I really just have clicked on that?’, the lecture will explore real-life scenarios and the consequences of what can happen when people intentionally hijack your technology.

Exploring an ordinary day going wrong, the event will address the technical means by which attackers can breach your security and the social and psychological effects it can wreak for perpetrators and victims at home and in the workplace.

Admission is free but prior booking is required.

This lecture follows the recent launch of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, which was supported by Keith Hayes, Cyber Security expert at Royal Holloway and Head of the Information Security Group.

The Group provides academic direction for the GCHQ-certified MSc in Information Security by distance learning.

Have you got what it takes?

Royal Holloway has also published a quiz, asking if you’ve got what it takes to tackle 21st century cybercrime.

Have a go, and see how you perform!