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Season 1, Episode 4

January 18th, 2021

The cybersecurity industry has relied on the concept of fear, uncertainty and doubt for years. It even has its own acronym – FUD. But is fear really the way to encourage people to make smarter cybersecurity decisions? Or does scaremongering actually has an adverse effect?

Tim Sadler speaks to Dr Karen Renaud, Professor at Abertay University and Dr Marc Dupuis, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell to find out. Specializing in the human factors of cybersecurity, these academics have researched the effectiveness of fear appeals in cybersecurity and they fully believe that the industry needs to flip the script when it comes to training people to do the right thing. They recently shared their findings in the Wall Street Journal – a brilliant article titled Why Companies Should Stop Scaring Employees About Security and, in this episode, they shed more light on the topic.

Read Dr Karen Renaud & Dr Marc Dupuis' Full Writeup