The current state of research on people, culture and cyber security

What is becoming apparent is that we need a better understanding of the human aspects of cyber security not only in terms of its impacts on organisations, communities and individuals but also in terms of how human behaviour itself contributes to cyber security-related incidents. This is a challenge. A cohesive understanding of the human aspects of cyber security is only possible through an interdisciplinary approach that includes both behavioural and social sciences alongside information technology and computer security.

Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to contribute to our understanding of the social and cultural factors of cyber security by bringing together research from unique and diverse disciplinary backgrounds to which will enable us to broaden and deepen understanding of the dimensions of cyber security and provide the foundation for effective strategies.