Scenario-Driven Assessment of Cyber Risk Perception at the Security Executive Level

Simon Parkin, Kristen Kuhn, Siraj Shaikh

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    The motivation for corporate leadership to engage with cyber risks is increasingly clear. Stories can be seen of cyber incidents which have crippled large-scale businesses, potentially for extended periods of time and at significant cost. Our contribution here explores a much under-researched area — perceptions of cybersecurity and cyber risk at the highest levels of an organisation — with the aim of developing a structured, scenario-driven and repeatable exercise for executive decisionmakers. We attempt to understand why cyber risk perception is an important concept but equally a challenging one to grasp. We address this by demonstrating an approach to risk articulation, in terms of systematically constructed scenarios, and assess whether this resonates with decision-makers. As part of this, we also attempt to assess cyber-risk decision-makers for their perception of wider business risks and stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkshop on Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) 2021
    Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021
    EventWorkshop on Usable Security and Privacy - Virtual, Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 7 May 20217 May 2021


    WorkshopWorkshop on Usable Security and Privacy
    Abbreviated titleUSEC 2021
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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