The sounds of cyber threats

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The Internet enables users to access vast resources, but it can also expose users to harmful cyber-attacks. This paper investigates human factors issues concerning the use of sounds in a cyber-security domain. It describes a methodology, referred to as sonification, to effectively design and develop auditory cyber-security threat indicators to warn users about cyber-attacks. A case study is presented, along with the results, of various types of usability testing with a number of Internet users who are visually impaired. The paper concludes with a discussion of future steps to enhance this work.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - May 21 2018


  • Internet security threats
  • Sonification
  • Usability testing
  • Visually impaired

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