9 biases killing your security program

I see what I want to see
4 ostrich

Image by Thinkstock

We’re not always as rational in our decision-making as we’d like to think we are. This is often true in our daily decisions; from what you’d like to eat for lunch to the bigger decisions we make, such as what kind of car to buy to where we choose to live. These cognitive biases, or deviations from rational judgement, can affect every aspect of our decision-making. It’d be foolish to think such irrational thinking doesn’t lead to a distorted view of cybersecurity risks, or inaccurate judgements in defending enterprise systems. Here’s a (by no means all-inclusive) list of nine such cognitive biases that security professionals should especially remain aware.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Read more: 9 biases killing your security program

Story added 14. September 2016, content source with full text you can find at link above.