Informing security through Cultural Cognition: The influence of cultural bias on operational securityECU Publications 2012
Document TypeJournal Article
FacultyFaculty of Computing, Health and Science
SchoolSchool of Computer and Security Science
AbstractCultural 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.
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Citation InformationMelvyn 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/