• A Socio-Technical Framework to Improve cyber security training: A Work in Progress 

      Østby, Grethe; Berg, Lars; Kianpour, Mazaher; Katt, Basel; Kowalski, Stewart James (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      In this paper we discuss a work in progress to create a socio-technical system design framework for cyber security training exercises (STSD-CSTE) to support the development of cyber security training in the Norwegian Cyber ...
    • A Socio-technical Systems Approach to Design and Support Systems Thinking in Cybersecurity and Risk Management Education 

      Zoto, Erjon; Kianpour, Mazaher; Kowalski, Stewart James; Lopez Rojas, Edgar Alonso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Cybersecurity decisions are made across a range of social, technical, economic, regulatory and political domains. There is a gap between what companies and institutions plan to do while developing their internal IS-related ...
    • An Empirical Study of Security Culture in Open Source Software Communities 

      Wen, Shao-Fang; Kianpour, Mazaher; Kowalski, Stewart James (Chapter, 2019)
      Open source software (OSS) is a core part of virtually all software applications today. Due to the rapidly growing impact of OSS on society and the economy, the security aspect has attracted researchers' attention to ...
    • Cyber Weapons Storage Mechanisms 

      Yamin, Muhammad Mudassar; Katt, Basel; Kianpour, Mazaher (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      In this paper, the current status of the art of cyber weapon storage methods and related processes are reviewed with particular reference to the safe guards present in storage of cyber weapons and contingency planning in ...
    • Designing Serious Games for Cyber Ranges: A Socio-technical Approach 

      Kianpour, Mazaher; Kowalski, Stewart James; Zoto, Erjon; Frantz, Christopher; Øverby, Harald (Chapter, 2019)
      Appropriate training is an effective solution to tackle the evolving threat landscape and conflicts in the cyber domain and to fulfill security requirements. Serious games demonstrate pedagogic effectiveness in this field, ...
    • The Root Causes of Compromised Accounts at the University 

      Nyblom, Philip Johannes Brugmans; Wangen, Gaute; Kianpour, Mazaher; Østby, Grethe (Chapter, 2020)
      Compromised usernames and passwords are a continuous problem that several organizations struggle with even though this is a known problem with known solutions. Passwords remain a problem for the modern University as it ...
    • Security Knowledge Management in Open Source Software Communities 

      Wen, Shao-Fang; Kianpour, Mazaher; Katt, Basel (Chapter, 2019)
      Open source software (OSS) communities are groups of individuals, technical or non-technical, interacting with collaborating peers in online communities of practices to develop OSS, solve particular software problems and ...
    • Social Preferences in Decision Making Under Cybersecurity Risks and Uncertainties 

      Kianpour, Mazaher; Øverby, Harald; Kowalski, Stewart James; Frantz, Christopher (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The most costly cybersecurity incidents for organizations result from the failures of their third parties. This means that organizations should not only invest in their own protection and cybersecurity measures, but also ...
    • Using a socio-technical systems approach to design and support systems thinking in cyber security education 

      Zoto, Erjon; Kowalski, Stewart James; Lopez Rojas, Edgar Alonso; Kianpour, Mazaher (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Information security (IS) has been categorized as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and accountability of information. There is a gap between what companies and institutions plan to ...