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Reflections on information security from a social science perspective

June 14, 2017

My first foray into studying information security crises from a communication perspective was a case study of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s 2014 mega breach. Go big or go home?

Eventually, I looped the OPM breach as well and I’ve gone through maybe 3 or 4 different meth...

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.