From the Summer 2021 Issue

The Subtle Sabotage of Blame in Cybersecurity and Online Safety

Tim McGuinness, Ph.D
Director | SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.

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We All Do It, We All Blame Someone for Something

Sometimes it is justified, sometimes there is cause, and it is very hard to remove it from your vocabulary – but it is always destructive.

We recently heard a cybersecurity training professional tell a story about motivating a corporate team to do better with cybersecurity. It was something to the effect that they needed to learn the material because “You don’t want to be the one that lets a breach happen!”

Now think about that for a moment and let those words sink in.

That is not motivation, it is . . .

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