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.
“A clear, concise text that breaks down information security into manageable chunks, with plenty of food for thought.”
“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.
The Psychology of Information Security is part of the Fundamentals Series, co-published by IT Governance Publishing and Information Security Buzz.