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  1. Hazilov, V. and Pape, S.: Systematic Scenario Creation for Serious Security-Awareness Games. In Computer Security - ESORICS 2020 International Workshops, 2nd Workshop on Security, Privacy, Organizations, and Systems Engineering (SPOSE), 2020, to appear.
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  2. Pape, S.; Goeke, L.; Quintanar, A. and Beckers, K.: Conceptualization of a CyberSecurity Awareness Quiz. In Computer Security - ESORICS 2020 International Workshops MSTEC, 2020, to appear.
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  1. Goeke, L.; Quintanar, A.; Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: PROTECT - An Easy Configurable Serious Game to Train Employees Against Social Engineering Attacks. In Computer Security - ESORICS 2019 International Workshops, IOSec, MSTEC, and FINSEC, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, September 26-27, 2019, Revised Selected Papers, pages 156-171, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11981, 2019.
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  2. Beckers, K.; Goeke, L.; Pape, S. and Bravos, G.: THREAT-ARREST THREAT serious games v1. Technical Report, Threat-Arrest, 2019.
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  1. Aladawy, D.; Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: PERSUADED: Fighting Social Engineering Attacks with a Serious Game. In Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business - 15th International Conference, TrustBus 2018, Regensburg, Germany, September 5-6, 2018, Proceedings, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11033, 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-98384-4, Acceptance rate: 15 / 29 = 51.7%.
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  2. Kipker, D-K.; Pape, S.; Wojak, S. and Beckers, K.: Juristische Bewertung eines Social-Engineering-Abwehr Trainings. In State of the Art: IT-Sicherheit für Kritische Infrastrukturen, pages 112-115, Universität der Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, 2018.
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  1. Beckers, K.; Fries, V.; Groen, E. C. and Pape, S.: Creativity Techniques for Social Engineering Threat Elicitation: A Controlled Experiment. In Joint Proceedings of REFSQ-2017 Workshops, Doctoral Symposium, Research Method Track, and Poster Track co-located with the 22nd International Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2017), Essen, Germany, February 27, 2017., 2017.
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  2. Beckers, K.; Schosser, D.; Pape, S. and Schaab, P.: A Structured Comparison of Social Engineering Intelligence Gathering Tools. In Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business - 14th International Conference, TrustBus 2017, Lyon, France, August 30-31, 2017, Proceedings, pages 232-246, 2017, Revision 1, Table 7 was corrected, see
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  3. Sailer, M.; Hoppenz, C.; Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: Förderung von IT-Sicherheitsbewusstheit durch spielbasiertes Lernen - eine experimentelle Studie. In Tagung der Sektion ``Empirische Bildungsforschung'' -- Educational Research and Governance (AEPF 2017), 2017.
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  4. Schaab, P.; Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: Social engineering defence mechanisms and counteracting training strategies. In Information and Computer Security, 25 (2): 206-222, 2017.
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  1. Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: A Serious Game for Eliciting Social Engineering Security Requirements. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, RE '16 , 2016, Acceptance Rate: 22/79 = 27.8%.
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  2. Beckers, K.; Pape, S. and Fries, V.: HATCH: Hack And Trick Capricious Humans -- A Serious Game on Social Engineering. In Proceedings of the 2016 British HCI Conference, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, July 11-15, 2016, 2016.
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  3. Schaab, P.; Beckers, K. and Pape, S.: A systematic Gap Analysis of Social Engineering Defence Mechanisms considering Social Psychology. In 10th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, HAISA 2016, Frankfurt, Germany, July 19-21, 2016, Proceedings., 2016.
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