Towards the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin penned a letter to a friend. Inside of it he coined one of his most popular phrases, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. If he were living in our times Franklin would almost definitely add cybersecurity threats to the list. The news media has become a constant stream of reports regarding new breaches. This has in turn lead to a heightened awareness beyond the realms of IT security departments regarding the topic.
This article is meant to serve as an introduction to the cultural mechanisms at work . . .