Good Habits: Teaching Digital Hygiene and Cyber Self-defence

Episode Summary

This episode features Dr Ruth Shillair, from Michigan State University, who has conducted research into the development of cybersecurity capacity in terms of how it is learned, what is missing and what motivates us to attain it. Topics discussed include cybercrime prevention in terms of individuals, interfaces, industry and regulation.

Episode Notes

Learn more about Dr. Ruth Shillair:


Papers Mentioned in this Show:

Mind the Gap: Perceived Self- Efficacy, Domain Knowledge and Their Effects on Responses to a Cybersecurity Compliance Message


Multiple Sources for Security: Seeking Online Safety Information and their Influence on Coping Self-efficacy and Protection Behavior Habits


Robin L. Nabi, David Roskos-Ewoldsen & Francesca Dillman Carpentier (2008) Subjective Knowledge and Fear Appeal Effectiveness: Implications for Message Design, Health Communication, 23:2, 191-201, DOI: 10.1080/10410230701808327


The introduction was from a PSA on the dangers of bad habits.  Check out the Public Domain content of the Prelinger archives for more interesting historical recordings.