Why The Cyber Security Industry Needs to Hire More Anthropologists

Lianne Potter on 18th March, 2021 · Sponsored by Covéa Digital
Interview · Security · Technology

Why does the cyber security industry need to hire more anthropologists? Because the criminals already are. By 2025 it is estimated $10.5 trillion will be lost to cyber criminals. Hacking humans is a very lucrative business. This discussion puts people and social science at the centre of the solution. Utilising anthropological theories and methodologies - such as reciprocity, participant observation and tribalism - Lianne demonstrates why cyber security teams need to hire beyond technical expertise and look towards the social sciences for the next advancements in cyber fortification to respond to this ever-increasing threat.


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