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Last week, we delivered our Human Factors for ATSEPs course at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC). Two days to introduce technical roles to the Human Factors basics, such as Human abilities and limitations, communication skills, and stress and fatigue management. We designed the course to meet the needs and expectations of air traffic safety electronics...

“When you have trouble with things — whether it's figuring out whether to push or pull a door or the arbitrary vagaries of the modern computer and electronics industries — it's not your fault. Don't blame yourself: blame the designer” (The Psychology of Everyday Things, Donald A. Norman). We are glad to invite you to the...

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and companies are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Thus, the HERMENEUT research project has developed a tool for analysing risks and costs associated with cybersecurity for companies. It is especially useful if accompanied by cyber insurance.   The number of cyber-attacks is increasing, and with them the economic damage to companies. The data presented...

Many companies are seeking protection against cyber attacks. Cybersecurity insurance may be a good solution, but it's not enough on its own. What is needed is a corporate risk culture, focused on Human Factors and organisational strategies.   Cybercrime is today the main risk factor for companies. In 2016 alone, Italy suffered economic damage from cyber attacks...

Resorting to commonplaces to explain accidents Serious accidents are often commented upon by prophets of doom, who explain them with commonplaces and provide simple explanations to an inevitably complex problem. Blaming the human “The problem is man”, with his faults and the intrinsic tendency to make mistakes. Many said so after the Costa Concordia disaster, the cruise ship...

Much has already been written about the GDPR. But what most interests companies adjusting to the new regulation, are the organizational aspects and the internal processes to implement. Especially those relating to human factors.   GDPR, the new European General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on 25 May 2018. We have all heard about it and...