Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities,
Edition 1
Edited by Vladlena Benson, PhD, MSc, BSc, CISMP, SFHEA and John McAlaney, John McAlaney, CPsychol, CSci, MSc, PhD

Publication Date: 21 Sep 2019

Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities identifies the critical role human behavior plays in cybersecurity and provides insights into how human decision-making can help address rising volumes of cyberthreats. The book examines the role of psychology in cybersecurity by addressing each actor involved in the process: hackers, targets, cybersecurity practitioners and the wider social context in which these groups operate. It applies psychological factors such as motivations, group processes and decision-making heuristics that may lead individuals to underestimate risk. The goal of this understanding is to more quickly identify threat and create early education and prevention strategies.

This book covers a variety of topics and addresses different challenges in response to changes in the ways in to study various areas of decision-making, behavior, artificial intelligence, and human interaction in relation to cybersecurity.

Key Features

  • Explains psychological factors inherent in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Discusses the social psychology of online radicalism and terrorist recruitment
  • Examines the motivation and decision-making of hackers and "hacktivists"
  • Investigates the use of personality psychology to extract secure information from individuals
About the author
Edited by Vladlena Benson, PhD, MSc, BSc, CISMP, SFHEA, Professor, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK and John McAlaney, John McAlaney, CPsychol, CSci, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Bournemouth University, UK
Book details
ISBN: 9780128162033
Page Count: 252
Retail Price : £78.99
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