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9 biases killing your security program

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 14, 2016.

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    We’re not always as rational in our decision-making as we’d like to think we are. This is often true in our daily decisions; from what you’d like to eat for lunch to the bigger decisions we make, such as what kind of car to buy to where we choose to live. These cognitive biases, or deviations from rational judgement, can affect every aspect of our decision-making. It’d be foolish to think such irrational thinking doesn’t lead to a distorted view of cybersecurity risks, or inaccurate judgements in defending enterprise systems. Here’s a (by no means all-inclusive) list of nine such cognitive biases that security professionals should especially remain aware.

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