About Us

Cyberwareness is a transatlantic research project conducted through a partnership between leading higher education research institutions in the United States and Germany. Partnership universities include Northeastern Illinois University and Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe University of Education. If you would like to learn more about members of our team, please check out our Team page. The increasing presence of social engineering threats combined with a lack of general awareness sparked a discussion between both universities; recognition of this problem led to the unanimous decision to mitigate the success of social engineering attacks. Therefore, the universities teamed up to meet this need, and help improve the field of cybersecurity through creating Cyberwareness and its social engineering quiz.

Northeastern Illinois University

Transatlantic Partnership

Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe University of Education

Our Mission

Our mission is to give clients of all backgrounds a practical solution on how to combat socially engineered cyber-attacks. Through our social engineering test, clients become informed, allowing clients to identify these insidious tactics. As personal data becomes more valuable, social engineering attacks' complexity increases in proportion. Our quiz’s intent is not only to inform but also to promote critical thinking for mitigating social engineering attacks in the present and future.

As academics, we share the same values as our clients by formatting our quiz with the goal of knowledge retention. We have designed our resources with fluidity and incisiveness. By doing so, we aim to deliver the most seamless and efficient learning experience. With the increased traffic in data migration online, it is paramount that people understand what social engineering attacks are and their serious implications. Through this website, our team consolidated the most common social engineering attacks to educate in an all-inclusive manner.

Research Institutions

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)

Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) School of Business and Technology hosts the university’s computer science undergraduate and graduate-level programs, which remain the largest and most popular within the university. Nestled in Chicago, USA, NEIU’s computer science programs offer a dynamic host of courses that develop leaders in the fields of software engineering, networking, IT management, cybersecurity, data science, and artificial intelligence. Besides technical achievements, NEIU is noteworthy for its longstanding partnership with Google. To learn more about NEIU, please go to the university’s main website located here.

Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe University of Education (PHKA)

The University of Education in Karlsruhe (PHKA) stands out among the most prominent landmarks in Baden-Württemberg, Germany because of its educational science center. Defining characteristics of the university include its focus on STEM, bilingual and multilingual education, and educational processes in the context of social diversity and inequality. As the centerpiece of Karlsruhe, PHKA’s unparalleled educational research remains seen and appreciated by all. More info about PHKA is found here, at the university’s main website.