CyberCentric: Increasing SME and Citizen Resilience Against Cyberattacks

  • Babak AkhgarEmail author
  • Jonathan Saunders
  • Paul Hancock
  • Alison Lyle
  • D. S. Shelton Newsham
Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)


This chapter showcases the realistic cybersecurity scenario simulation platform CyberCentric. The objective of CyberCentric is to reach out to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a number of defined areas to provide them with the capability to share information on cybersecurity-related issues and help them experience the impact of cyberattacks as well as means to mitigate against them. CyberCentric’s overall goal is to provide SMEs and citizens with protective knowledge to improve their cyber resilience. This chapter provides an overview of the game and its components from a user perspective.


Cyber resilience Cyber security scenarios Small- and medium-sized enterprises Cyber awareness Gamification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Babak Akhgar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jonathan Saunders
    • 1
  • Paul Hancock
    • 1
  • Alison Lyle
    • 1
  • D. S. Shelton Newsham
    • 2
  1. 1.CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime UnitYorkUK

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