Behavior Change Interventions for Cybersecurity

Pamela Briggs, Debbie Jeske, Lynne Coventry

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While behavior change methods have become relatively commonplace in the health domain, they have only recently been applied to the cybersecurity field. In this chapter we review two fundamentally different approaches to behavior change in cybersecurity. First we explore “nudging” and behavioral interventions arising from the MINDSPACE framework. Second we explore the more theoretically based Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) as a framework for introducing behavior change. Finally we consider the relationship between these two approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavior Change Research and Theory
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)9780128026908
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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