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The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why security training isn’t enough

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…

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