NSF Grant Award

Matt Wright, Professor in Computing Security and Director of Cybersecurity Research, has a new award from the NSF.  Titled, “SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: BaitBuster 2.0: Keeping Users Away From Clickbait”.  This research will explore ways to protect users online by detecting clickbait and providing effective warnings to keep users from clicking them.  This user-centered study will look at “clicking behavior and corresponding mental security models of users to have a clear understanding of their vulnerability to clickbait, and finally build these findings to design and evaluate warning systems to protect users from clicking on clickbait, integrate the top-performing warning scheme into BaitBuster, and perform an evaluation of the complete system's usability and efficacy”.