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Reflections on information security from a social science perspective

December 26, 2019

This blog post is inspired by an article by Sooraj Shah for the BBC published about a month ago. When I read the article, I was really happy to see that someone was exploring this component of the situation. I did find myself doing an impromptu analysis of the article,...

May 20, 2018

A.P. Møller-Maersk's Chariman Jim Hagemann Snabe said on a panel at the World Economic Forum in January 2018 that "we were basically average when it comes to cybersecurity, like many companies, and this was a wake up call" he also said "we chose a very open dialogue ar...

June 9, 2017

What does it mean that I’m looking at information security from a social science perspective? Well, according to good old Merriam-Webster, social science focuses on the functioning of human society and interpersonal relationships. More importantly, it is a science usin...

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ABOUT THE BLOG

This blog is a place for me to explore issues in information security from a somewhat scholarly and very communication-centric viewpoint. Here I'll be talking about scholarly theories from my time in graduate school, best practices (both academic and not) from communication, and how they all play out in information security. I'll also be looking at specific cases and analyzing the communication around them. I'll include citations and links to relevant resources as appropriate in my posts so you can continue explroing some of these topics on your own.

 
 

ABOUT ME

I have my M.A. in communication from the University of Maryland. My research there focused primarily on crisis communication and public relations. Using theories from those fields, I’ve begun examining certain information security issues. Specifically how organizations and individuals communicate about infosec and how it can be done more effectively.