Marianne Junger

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)
University of Twente,
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)53-489 3207

Marianne Junger is a full professor of Cyber Security and Business Continuity at the University of Twente. Her research investigates the role of human factors of fraud and of cybercrime, more specifically she investigates victimization, disclosure and privacy issues. The aim of her research is to develop interventions that will help to protect users against social engineering and to increase compliance.

She founded the Crime Science journal together with Pieter Hartel and was an associate-editor for 6 years ( Her research was sponsored, among others, by the Dutch Police, a EU grant and ZonMw (for health research).

She evaluated Parent-Child-Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for families with children displaying problem behavior.

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Selection recent publications:

  • Reep-van den Bergh, C. M. M., & Junger, M. (2018). Victims of cybercrime in Europe: a review of victim  surveys. Crime Science, 7(1), 5. doi:10.1186/s40163-018-0079-3 
  • Bullée, J. W. H., Montoya, L., Pieters, W., Junger, M., & Hartel, P. (2018). On the anatomy of social engineering attacks—A literature‐based dissection of successful attacks. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 15(1), 20-45. 
  • Wachs, S., Whittle, H., Hamilton-Giachritsis, C., Wolf, K., Vazsonyi, A., & Junger, M. (2018). Correlates of mono-and dual-victims of cybergrooming and cyberbullying: evidence from four countries. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21(2), 91-98. (IF =2.571). 
  • Bullee, J.-W., Montoya, L., Junger, M., & Hartel, P. (2017). Spear phishing in organisations explained. Information and Computer Security. doi:
  • Jansen, A. M., Giebels, E., van Rompay, T. J. L., Austrup, S., & Junger, M. (2017). Order and control in the environment: Exploring the effects on undesired behaviour and the importance of locus of control. Legal and criminological psychology, 22(2), 213-227. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12095 (Impact factor=1.8). 
  • Lastdrager, E., Gallardo, I. C., Hartel, P., & Junger, M. (2017). How Effective is Anti-Phishing Training for Children? Paper presented at the SOUPS, Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security, Santa Clara, California. (Acceptance rate 28%). Distinguished Paper Award 
  • Junger, M., Montoya Morales, A. L., & Overink, F.-J. (2017). Priming and warnings are not effective to prevent social engineering attacks. Computers in Human Behavior, 65.  (Impact Factor =2.9). 
  • Bullee, J.-W., Montoya, L., Junger, M., & Hartel, P. (2016, 14-15 Jan 2016). Telephone-based social engineering attacks: An experiment testing the success and time decay of an intervention. Paper presented at the Cyber Security R&D Conference (SG-CRC) 2016, Singapore. 
  • Klein Velderman, M., Dusseldorp, E., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Junger, M., Paulussen, T. G., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2015). Cultural, social and intrapersonal factors associated with clusters of co-occurring health-related behaviours among adolescents. The European Journal of Public Health, 25(1), 31-37. 
  • Bullée, J.-W., et al. (2015). The persuasion and security awareness experiment: reducing the success of social engineering attacks. Journal of Experimental Criminology: 1-19.   
  • Lastdrager, E., Hartel, P., & Junger, M. (2015). Poster: Apate: Anti-Phishing Analysing and Triaging Environment. Paper presented at the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 18-21 May 2015, USA. IEEE Computer Society, San Jose, California.
  • Montoya, L., Junger, M., & Ongena, Y. P. (2014). The relation between residential property and its surroundings and day and night-time residential burglary. Environment & Behavior.  
  • Dusseldorp, Elise, Velderman, Mariska Klein, Paulussen, Theo W.G.M., Junger, Marianne, Nieuwenhuijzen, Maroesjka van, & Reijneveld, Sijmen A. (2014 ). Targets for Primary Prevention: Cultural, Social and Intrapersonal Factors Associated with Co-occurring Health-related Behaviours. Psychology and Health.

Main topics: 
Cybercrime and online victimization, risky behavior, online disclosure, deviant behavior, crime, aggression, crime prevention, prevention of problem behavior.