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Informing security through Cultural Cognition: The influence of cultural bias on operational security
ECU Publications 2012
  • Melvyn Griffiths, Edith Cowan University
  • David Brooks, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Document Type
Journal Article
Faculty
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School
School of Computer and Security Science
RAS ID
14801
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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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Citation Information
Melvyn Griffiths and David Brooks. "Informing security through Cultural Cognition: The influence of cultural bias on operational security" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_brooks/10/