The social psychology of cybersecurity.

McAlaney, J., Thackray, H. and Taylor, J., 2016. The social psychology of cybersecurity. The Psychologist, 29 (9), 686 - 689.

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Abstract

Cybersecurity incidents may seem very technological in nature, but ultimately the hackers and the organisations they target are people, with their own goals, influences and beliefs. There is a danger of relying on lazy stereotypes of those involved in cybersecurity, or taking the Hollywood portrayals of hackers and cybersecurity experts as fact. Our research aims to explore the social psychological factors of this increasingly important societal issue, as well as inputting into the discussion about where psychologists should place themselves in what can be a controversial and morally complex topic.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0952-8229
Additional Information:This is a pre-publication version of the following article: McAlaney, J., Thackray, H. and Taylor, J., 2016. The social psychology of cybersecurity. The psychologist, 29 (9), 686-689.
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24899
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Oct 2016 10:25
Last Modified:27 Oct 2016 10:25

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