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Psychologist and Principal Research Scientist at Forecepoint, Dr. Margaret Cunningham, conducted a study in which she examined the impacts of six different unconscious human biases on decision-making in cybersecurity. Awareness and understanding surrounding cognitive biases in the realm of cybersecurity should be increased in order to reduce biased decision-making in the performance of activities such as threat analysis and prevent the design of systems that perpetuate biases. The biases examined by Dr. Cunningham include aggregate bias, anchoring bias, confirmation bias, and more. This article continues to discuss the influence of cognitive biases on cybersecurity decision-making and how to overcome them.

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