Essays and Op Eds by Category

Psychology of Security

August 23, 2013 • Forbes
Our Decreasing Tolerance To Risk

April 15, 2013 • The Atlantic
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On

March 19, 2013 • Dark Reading
On Security Awareness Training

January 2013 • Reason
Unsafe Security: A Sociologist Aptly Analyzes our Failures in Top-Down Protection

September/October 2012 • IEEE Security & Privacy
The Importance of Security Engineering

July 31, 2012 • CNN
Drawing the Wrong Lessons from Horrific Events

March/April 2011 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Detecting Cheaters

May 12, 2010 • CNN
Worst-Case Thinking Makes Us Nuts, Not Safe

November 18, 2009 • The Japan Times and Dark Reading
Nature's Fears Extend to Online Behavior

August 5, 2009 • The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age
People Understand Risks -- But Do Security Staff Understand People?

July/August 2009 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Security, Group Size, and the Human Brain

June 18, 2009 • Wired News
How Science Fiction Writers Can Help, or Hurt, Homeland Security

March 12, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
The Kindness of Strangers

October 2008 • Information Security
Does Risk Management Make Sense?

Jul/Aug 2008 • IEEE Security and Privacy
How the Human Brain Buys Security

April 3, 2008 • Wired News
The Difference Between Feeling and Reality in Security

March 20, 2008 • Wired News
Inside the Twisted Mind of the Security Professional

July 12, 2007 • Wired News
The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail

May 31, 2007 • Wired News
Don't Look a Leopard in the Eye, and Other Security Advice

May 17, 2007 • Wired News
Virginia Tech Lesson: Rare Risks Breed Irrational Responses

May 2007 • Communications of the ACM
Psychology of Security

March 22, 2007 • Wired News
Why the Human Brain Is a Poor Judge of Risk

February 7, 2007
The Psychology of Security

January 25, 2007 • Wired News
In Praise of Security Theater

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