Author(s): Ajaya Neupane, Nitesh Saxena, Keya Kuruvilla, Michael Georgescu, Rajesh Kana

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Date: 22 Feb 2014

Document Type: Briefing Papers

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2014


We introduce a neuroscience-based methodology to investigate user-centered security. We present an fMRI study measuring users’ security performance and neural activity while detecting phishing websites, and heeding malware warnings. We identify the neural-markers likely governing users’ security performance, and establish relationships between brain activity, personality traits and behavioral performance, and discuss broader implications.