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Employees’ Interest in Professional Advancement on LinkedIn Increases Susceptibility to Cyber-Social Engineering: An Empirical Test

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Social networking sites (SNS) and platforms such as LinkedIn and Indeed are perceived as trustworthy, as they are portrayed as professional, unlike multipurpose platforms, such as Facebook. In career-oriented networking sites (CSNS), aside from self-presentation of credentials, the level of engagement with peers for professional advancement to purposefully amplify one’s profile, such as by connecting with someone or, sometimes unwittingly, accepting messages, e.g., for recruitment, can make them a happy hunting ground for cyber-social engineers. This study examines the impact of two variables highlighted as leading motives behind the use of LinkedIn. It presents the findings of research into the ways employees in Saudi public organisations can be susceptible to cyberthreats while accessing the most popular career-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn, while at work.
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hal-03657730 , version 1 (03-05-2022)

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Mohammed Alotaibi. Employees’ Interest in Professional Advancement on LinkedIn Increases Susceptibility to Cyber-Social Engineering: An Empirical Test. 14th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA), Jul 2020, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece. pp.85-96, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-57404-8_7⟩. ⟨hal-03657730⟩
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