Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
Resource Center

Usable Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Adoption

People and organizations often fail to adopt and effectively use best practices and technologies for a variety of reasons, including poor awareness, lack of knowledge/skill, and personal biases. We are conducting research to better understand cybersecurity adoption factors and the role of cybersecurity advocates (security professionals who promote and educate people about security best practices) in facilitating adoption.

Current/recent projects:

  • Security advocacy - understanding the skills, characteristics, and professional motivations of cybersecurity advocates
  • Security awareness program case study – extending prior work on cybersecurity advocacy to conduct an in-depth case study of advocacy in practice to identify cybersecurity advocate professional attributes and effective advocacy techniques

Created November 17, 2016, Updated July 30, 2020