Doug Bedell — January 26, 2015, 2:44 pm

Computer Pros Proved ‘Riskier’

The psychology of security is discussed in a Naked Security post, which raises the possibility that confident computer users are more at risk of virus attacks than wary, inexperienced users.

“Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories,” the post reports, “announced recently that, based on research with 2,000 of its own employees, Fujitsu has developed the ‘first technology’ for identifying users susceptible to cyberattacks based on their personality traits and computer usage behaviors.” The riskiest turned out to be: People who prioritize computer benefits over risks. Then comes the revelation that “those with higher confidence in their computer abilities are a greater risk for data leakage.” Pretty sobering.

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