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The Psychology of Information Security by Leron Zinatullin

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APPENDIX: ANALOGIES

I’m passionate about helping people understand security. In my experience, using analogies is one of the best tools to enhance learning. People have a far better and longer-lasting understanding of a concept when they can relate to a real-life experience that emulates it. Describing situations and possible outcomes can be just as easily done by telling stories: they are not only pleasant to read, hear or imagine, but they also transfer knowledge in the most effective way.

That’s why I decided to contribute to the Analogies Project.39 The aim of this project is to illustrate the importance of information security in the modern world, by drawing parallels between what people already know and how these relate to information security. ...

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