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Amanda Widdowson talks 'digital dopplegangers' with leading scientific computing society

 

National technology journalist Paul Marks chatted to CIEHF President Elect Amanda Widdowson about a new breed of cyber-criminal now targeting us as consumers.

Sharing human factors expertise with the Association for Computing Machinery's 7million+ followers, Amanda raises the issue of secure passwords, noting how many of us still use the same easy-to-remember password  for multiple applications.

Talking to members of the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, Amanda says more investment is needed in alternative methods of user validation such as biometrics—face, iris, and fingerprint recognition—to reduce reliance on limited human memory capacity.

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Amanda has been applying human factors for 25 years, mostly in the defence and rail sectors. In her role at Thales she is developing a thought leading approach to capture human factors risks to cyber security.