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Social Psychology: An under-used tool in Cybersecurity.

Thackray, H., McAlaney, J., Dogan, H., Taylor, J. and Richardson, C., 2016. Social Psychology: An under-used tool in Cybersecurity. In: 30th British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: Fusion, 11--15 July 2016, Bournemouth, UK.

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DOI: 236/ewic/HCI2016.64


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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social psychology ; cybersecurity ; hacking ; hacktivist ; cyber-crime ; social identity ; group process
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:25051
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Dec 2016 11:43
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:00


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