Cyber Influence and Cognitive Threats,
Edition 1
Edited by Vladlena Benson, PhD, MSc, BSc, CISMP, SFHEA and John McAlaney, John McAlaney, CPsychol, CSci, MSc, PhD

Publication Date: 17 Sep 2019

In the wake of fresh allegations that personal data of  Facebook users have been illegally used to influence the outcome of the US general election and the Brexit vote, the debate over manipulation of social Big Data continues to gain more momentum. Cyber Influence and Cognitive Threats addresses various emerging challenges in response to cybersecurity, examining cognitive applications in decision-making, behaviour and basic human interaction. The book examines the role of psychology in cybersecurity by addressing each factor involved in the process: hackers, targets, cybersecurity practitioners, and the wider social context in which these groups operate.

Cyber Influence and Cognitive Threats covers a variety of topics including information systems, psychology, sociology, human resources, leadership, strategy, innovation, law, finance and others.

Key Features

  • Explains psychological factors inherent in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Explores attitudes towards data and privacy through the phenomena of digital hoarding and protection motivation theory
  • Discusses the role of social and communal factors in cybersecurity behaviour and attitudes
  • Investigates the factors that determine the spread and impact of information and disinformation
About the author
Edited by Vladlena Benson, PhD, MSc, BSc, CISMP, SFHEA, Professor, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK and John McAlaney, John McAlaney, CPsychol, CSci, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Bournemouth University, UK
Book details
ISBN: 9780128192047
Page Count: 238
Retail Price : £118.00
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Researchers in psychology who study human factors, human-computer interaction, and applied psych. Secondary market: professionals in computer science, engineering, tech development, cyber security, and policy-making