Criminal justice, computer science faculty collaborate on phishing prevention

Dr. Yumi Suzuki, School of Criminal Justice associate professor; and Dr. Sergio Salinas Monroy, School of Computing associate professor, recently had their article published in Security Journal, the peer-reviewed journal for security researchers and professionals.

Their article, “Prevention and Mitigation Measures against Phishing Emails: A Sequential Schema Model,” proposes a sequential phishing email model to prevent and mitigate its impact on individuals and companies that may not be able to afford anti-phishing software or IT professionals. The article includes using easy-to-implement measures, such as automatic spam folders, strong passwords and more administrator-oriented measures, including domain verification and intrusion detection and prevention systems. Their article combines the latest crime prevention measures and cybersecurity practices for understanding widespread security incidents that begin with phishing emails.