CyberGuardians: Improving Community Cyber Resilience Through Embedded Peer-to-Peer Support

James Nicholson, Jill McGlasson

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Older users are rapidly adopting internet-enabled devices, yet are often targeted by cyberattackers with possible disastrous consequences. We describe the CyberGuardians initiative where we train older members of the community to be knowledgeable about cybersecurity so they can spread the information to peers and help protect their communities from cyber harms. Specifically, we focus on a case study evaluating two CyberGuardians and their use of training materials to inform peers in their community about cybersecurity. We discuss the importance of flexible training materials that can be adapted by CyberGuardians for sharing with peers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS' 20 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450379878
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
EventDIS2020: Designing Interactive Systems 2020: More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020


ConferenceDIS2020: Designing Interactive Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleDIS
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