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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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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