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Fostering a Cybersecurity Mindset

6 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2014 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015

William H. Dutton

Michigan State University - Quello Center

Date Written: September 1, 2014


Cybersecurity research is focusing increasing attention on the social aspects of the Internet, such as the attitudes, beliefs and practices of users. A subtle shift in this area of research might be centered around the rise of a ‘security mindset’ that would represent a shift away from more common notions of the priority given to security attitudes or practices. This paper focuses on developing the concept of a security ‘mindset’ and its relevance to cybersecurity.

Keywords: internet, security, social, cultural, users, experts, mindset

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Dutton, William H., Fostering a Cybersecurity Mindset (September 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

William Dutton (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - Quello Center ( email )

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