This chapter will firstly describe the key characteristics of hoarding disorder. It will then explain the term ‘digital hoarding’ and provide examples and a case study. It will then link digital hoarding behaviours with relevant aspects of personal information management and explain how such behaviours may have negative impacts on an organization, particularly in relation to cybersecurity. It will then draw on the recent studies conducted by our research team exploring how to measure digital hoarding and how people think about their digital behaviours in relation to their personal and work files, with particular reference to e-mails. The chapter will end by providing some suggestions as to how an individual and an organization may be able to reduce or at least better control their digital hoarding behaviours and thus improve their cybersecurity.
|Title of host publication
|Cyber Influence and Cognitive Threats
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2019