The phrase “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” rings true today whenever we see someone whose misplaced confidence, despite incomplete understanding, leads them into trouble.
Behavioral psychologists call this phenomenon the Dunning-Kruger effect, when people with a low level of knowledge dangerously overestimate their skill and make errors as a result. This effect partly answers one of the most enduring conundrums in cybersecurity: why do people keep clicking on bad emails, causing email data breaches?
Please register to continue.
Already registered? Log in.
Once you register, you'll receive:
The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.
Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.
SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.
One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.