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A hardware reminder to change old computer passwords #Cybersecurity #CircuitPlaygroundExpress @uniofbath @Adafruit

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University of Bath researchers have created a cybersecurity reminder device using an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

Over the last five years the cost of cyberattacks is reported to have risen by 67%, with the majority of these data breaches being traced back to human error. It is anticipated that 75% of UK companies plan to address human factors in cyberattacks in the next three years in an attempt to mitigate this.

The project, entitled Encouraging cyber security behaviour through gentle interventions: Can ambient displays support users in making more secure decisions? will use Adafruit Circuit Playgrounds, which can be programmed to detect when people leave their desks for example and remind them to lock their screen through a sequence of lights, sounds or vibrations.

The research team will create a working prototype with open-source code to be available to businesses later in the year. It could be tailored for home use in the future.

The research team, including Dr Joanne Hinds, Research Associate at Bath, is inviting people to take part in the study by sharing their cyber security concerns and solutions. Find out how to take part. See the video below. And to find out more about the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express board, visit here.

Read more about the work in this press release.

Do you have ideas how to use hardware to work with people on cybersecurity? Let us know in the comments below.


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