Social Psychology: An under-used tool in Cybersecurity

This source preferred by John McAlaney, Jacqui Taylor, Helen Thackray, Huseyin Dogan and Christopher Richardson

Authors: Thackray, H., McAlaney, J., Dogan, H., Taylor, J. and Richardson, C.

Start date: 11 July 2016

In cyber-security the weakest link is often seen as the human factor. This has led to discussions about the optimal methods in preventing cyber security breaches. This paper proposes that the fusion of cybersecurity and social psychology can inform and advance attempts to educate those on both sides of the law. Awareness and education will lead to more effective communication between parties and greater understanding of the risks and consequences for cyber attackers and defenders alike.

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