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The psychology of information security

The Psychology of Information Security - Resolving conflicts between security compliance and human behaviour

SKU: 4736
Authors: Leron Zinatullin
Publishers: ITGP
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849287890
Published: 26 Jan 2016
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ISBN13: 9781849287906
Published: 26 Jan 2016
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ISBN13: 9781849287913
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Book of the month: Understand the psychology behind information security with this insightful look at human behavior.

Drawing on the experience of industry experts and related academic research, this book will help you create a robust security culture that really will be understood by your staff and the business.

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Ensure the success of your security program by understanding users' motivations

 

“A clear, concise text that breaks down information security into manageable chunks, with plenty of food for thought.”

Lori Baker

 

“Augusta University’s Cyber Institute adopted the book “The Psychology of Information Security” as part of our Master’s in Information Security Management program because we feel that the human factor plays an important role in securing and defending an organization…We want our students to not only understand technical and managerial aspects of security, but psychological aspects as well.”

Mark Harris, Director of Graduate Studies in Information Security Management, Augusta University

 

Based on insights gained from academic research and interviews with security professionals from various sectors, The Psychology of Information Security – Resolving conflicts between security compliance and human behaviour explains the importance of careful risk management and how to align a security program with wider business objectives, providing methods and techniques to engage stakeholders and encourage buy-in.

The Psychology of Information Security redresses the balance by considering information security from both end users’ and security professionals’ perspectives. This will help you gain insight into security issues relating to human behavior and understand how a security culture that puts risk into context promotes compliance.

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to information security
  • Chapter 2: Risk management
  • Chapter 3: The complexity of risk management
  • Chapter 4: Stakeholders and communication
  • Chapter 5: Information security governance
  • Chapter 6: Problems with policies
  • Chapter 7: How security managers make decisions
  • Chapter 8: How users make decisions
  • Chapter 9: Security and usability
  • Chapter 10: Security culture
  • Chapter 11: The psychology of compliance
  • Chapter 12: Conclusion – Changing the approach to security
  • Appendix: Analogies

Series information

The Psychology of Information Security is part of the Fundamentals Series, co-published by IT Governance Publishing and Information Security Buzz.

Ensure the success of your security programme by understanding the psychology of information security. Buy this book today.

 

Reviews

“This book cuts to the heart of many of the challenges in risk management, providing advice and tips from interviews as well as models that can be employed easily. Leron manages to do this without being patronising or prescriptive, making it an easy read with some very real practical takeaways.”
Thom Langford
Chief Information Security Officer at Publicis Groupe
“Based on real world examples the book provides valuable insights into the relationship of information security, compliance, business economics and decision theory. Drawing on interdisciplinary studies, commentary from the field and his own research Leron gives the reader the necessary background and practical tools to drive improvements in their own information security program.”
Daniel Schatz
Director for Threat & Vulnerability Management at Thomson Reuters

 

About the Author

Leron Zinatullin (zinatullin.com) is an experienced risk consultant specialising in cyber security strategy, management and delivery. He has led large-scale, global, high-value security transformation projects with a view to improve cost performance and support business strategy.

He has extensive knowledge and practical experience in solving information security, privacy and architectural issues across multiple industry sectors.

He has an MSc in information security from University College London, where he focused on the human aspects of information security. His research was related to modelling conflicts between security compliance and human behaviour.

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Augusta University’s Cyber Institute adopted the book “The Psychology of Information Security” as part of our Master’s in Information Security Management program because we feel that the human factor plays an important role in securing and defending an organization. Understanding behavioral aspects of the human element is important for many information security managerial functions, such as developing security policies and awareness training. Therefore, we want our students to not only understand technical and managerial aspects of security, but psychological aspects as well.
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A clear, concise text that breaks down information security into manageable chunks, with plenty of food for thought.
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