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.

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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