From the Spring 2022 Issue

Social Cybersecurity: Protecting the Cognitive Domain from Hacking

Richard Benack
Principal Investigator | Hiperformance Security

When we traditionally discuss the term “cybersecurity”, we think in terms of protecting computer systems and the data that resides in them. We rarely think of protecting the people who manage this technology and its associated data.

Coming from the intelligence world, it was taught to assume that the weakest link in any system or process would be the people using and managing it.  This human oriented perspective is called the “cognitive domain” and it’s the information environment made up of individuals or groups that share a common set of beliefs, values, attitudes, and perceptions.

Social cybersecurity is an . . .

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