Title

Informing security through Cultural Cognition: The influence of cultural bias on operational security

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

14801

Comments

This article was originally published as: Griffiths, M. , & Brooks, D. J. (2012). Informing security through Cultural Cognition: The influence of cultural bias on operational security. Journal of Applied Security Research, 7(2), 218-238. Original article available here

Abstract

Cultural bias will influence risk perceptions and may breed "security complacency," resulting in the decay of risk mitigation efficacy. Cultural Cognition theory provides a methodology to define how people perceive risks in a grid/group typology. In this study, the cultural perceptions of Healthcare professionals to access control measures were investigated. Collected data were analyzed for significant differences and presented on spatial maps. The results demonstrated correlation between cultural worldviews and perceptions of security risks, indicating that respondents had selected their risk perceptions according to their cultural adherence. Such understanding leads to improved risk management and reduced decay of mitigation strategies.

DOI

10.1080/19361610.2012.656256

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