Information security fatigue: when does enough become too much?

New research examines how information security overload can lead to fatigue and complacency in even the best employees Though the capabilities of enterprise technology continue to advance with each passing year, the fundamental role that users play in securing complex systems has remained virtually unchanged. Decades after the creation of the most common operating systems,…

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A conversation on the psychology of cybersecurity success and failure

Featuring Dennis Galletta and Greg Moody Thematiks: On Research presents brief conversations with the authors of the most-viewed posts featured in the newsletter. In this episode, I speak with Dennis Galletta, Ph.D. (Professor of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh) and Greg Moody, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Lee Business School, University of Nevada Las Vegas) about their…

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Fear, power, and passwords: the psychology of cybersecurity success and failure

New research uses human reactions to healthcare threats to better understand why employees do, and don’t, comply with cybersecurity policies This morning’s many headlines include Microsoft’s disclosure of yet another massive security breach of government agencies brought about primarily through phishing techniques. In this model, of course, fake emails are typically sent to a company’s…

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