Eliminating Human Error: The Behavioural Economics of Security

Human Error is often blamed for security incidents, but when these accidents become normal are we just accepting security failure?  This presentation looks at the human side of cybersecurity and introduces concepts from psychology and behavioural economics to provide insights into how we make security decisions, and what we might do to make good choices more common.

About the speaker

Michael Joyce is the Knowledge Mobilization coordinator for Canada’s SERENE-RISC (Smart Cybersecurity Network – Réseau Intégré sur la Cybersécurité) initiative. He has worked to develop knowledge sharing and distribution tools such as the Konnect Knowledge sharing platform, and cybersec101.ca and is the editor-in-chief of the SERENE-RISC Quarterly Cybersecurity Knowledge digest. Prior to working with SERENE-RISC, Mr. Joyce formerly formally managed a global network of cybercrime experts and investigators worldwide for the Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime (VFAC) developed under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime based at the Korean Institute of Criminology.