From the Spring 2021 Issue

Human Psychology Toward Cybersecurity Can Build Value as a Business Enabler

Glenn Axelrod, M.Sc. IT, CISA, CISM, CRISC
Senior Information Technology Consultant | HKA Technology Solutions, L.L.C.

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Cybersecurity human engagement is not always apparent. Attack victims are particularly vulnerable; therefore, cybercriminals utilize pre-defined destructive motivations. Nevertheless, users worldwide continue to hand over confidential information unintentionally, or merely because of curiosity.

Cyber adversary actions are usually the subject of research (i.e., what we do and what we could have done to prevent the attacker from succeeding). As a business enabler, this is crucial for employees and senior management working together, to maximize co-creation of the organization's value by improving cybersecurity awareness through continuous learning as a platform. Thus, creating an environment that empowers people . . .

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