Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214034
Authors: 
Dutton, William H.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Internet Policy Review [ISSN:] 2197-6775 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-14
Abstract: 
Cyber security experts have acknowledged the need to focus more attention on the attitudes, beliefs and practices of end-users. Unfortunately, rather than fostering social research on users, this realisation has more often led to blaming users for security problems and sponsorship of fear-based campaigns directed at end-users. This scholarly essay argues for a shift in research to center on fostering a 'security mindset'. Instead of just identifying safe practices, this would help build a mindset that embeds cyber security considerations into the everyday choices of users. This paper seeks to explain the concept of a security 'mindset' and its social significance, and suggest ways to move research forward.
Subjects: 
Cyber security
Cybersecurity
Security
Mindset
User behaviour
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/legalcode
Document Type: 
Article

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