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Mindfulness in Cyber Research Links

Updated: Mar 12

Useful Links

Here I'll share links to articles and podcasts about the topic of Mindfulness in Cyber.

Article about Cyber Mindfulness Programs

Jarjoui, S. (2023). Mindfulness: The first line of defense in cyberspace. IntechOpen.

Article in ITWeb about Multitasking, distraction cause cyber security vulnerability

Published: January 2023

Article in Brainstorm Magazine about Mindful Security

Published: January 2023

Podcast Cyber Mindfulness with TechCentral:

This is a link to TechCentral’s Impact Series where I got to chat with James Erasmus about some of the mindfulness techniques and tools that can help individuals and companies be better prepared to tackle social engineering risks:

Published: December 2022

Article in Engineering News about a Mindful October Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Published: October 2022

Podcast Cyber Mindfulness on the 8th Layer Insights Show with Perry Carpenter

In this episode, we explore the topic of cyber mindfulness. And to do so, we'll be hearing from Anna Collard, Michael Davis, and Yvonne and Jasmine Eskenzi.

Published: September 2022

Tessian's Psychology of Human Error report 2022

Tessian, (2022). The Psychology of Human Error report (2nd ed.)

Academic Papers

Bishop, S. R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L., Anderson, N. D., Carmody, J., Segal, Z. V., Abbey, S., Speca, M., Velting, D., & Devins, G. (2004). Mindfulness: A proposed operational definition. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11(3), 230–241. 

Dunne, J.D., Thompson, E., &  Schooler,J. (2019). Mindful meta-awareness: sustained and non-propositional. Current Opinion in Psychology 28, 307-311.

Hadlington, L, & Murphy, K. (2018). Is Media Multitasking Good for Cybersecurity? Exploring the Relationship Between Media Multitasking and Everyday Cognitive Failures on Self-Reported Risky Cybersecurity Behaviors. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 21. 168-172.

Jensen, M.L., Dinger, M., Wright, R.T. & Bennett Thatcher, J. (2017) Training to Mitigate Phishing Attacks Using Mindfulness Techniques, Journal of Management Information Systems, 34 (2), 597-626.

Nobles, C. (2022). Stress, burnout and security fatigue in cybersecurity: A human factors problem. Holistica Journal of Business and Public Administration, 13 (1), 49-72.

Osterhouse, R. A., & Brock, T. C. (1970). Distraction increases yielding to propaganda by inhibiting counterarguing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 15(4), 344–358.

Petelka,J., Zou, Y., & Schaub, F. (2019). Put Your Warning Where Your Link Is: Improving and Evaluating Email Phishing Warnings. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper 518, 1–15.

Roghanizad M, Choi E, Mashatan A, & Turetken O. (2021). Mindfulness and cybersecurity behavior: A comparative analysis of rational and intuitive cybersecurity decisions. Proceedings of AMCIS 13, 1-10.

Sasse, A. (2015). Scaring and Bullying People into Security Won’t Work. IEEE Security & Privacy, 13(3), 80–83.

Schaab, P., Beckers, K., & Pape, S. (2016). A Systematic Gap Analysis of Social Engineering Defence Mechanisms Considering Social Psychology. International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance.

Shapiro S. (2009). The integration of mindfulness and psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 555-560.


Siddiqi MA, Pak W, Siddiqi MA. (2022). A Study on the Psychology of Social Engineering-Based Cyberattacks and Existing Countermeasures. Applied Sciences12(12), 6042.

Turkelson L., Mano Q. (2021). The current state of mind: A systematic review of the relationship between mindfulness and mind-wandering. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 5(2), 1–23.

Z. Wang, H. Zhu and L. Sun (2021). Social Engineering in Cybersecurity: Effect Mechanisms, Human Vulnerabilities and Attack Methods. IEEE Access, 9, 11895-11910.


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