Successful Cybersecurity Professionals

Successful Cybersecurity Professionals

How To Change Your Behavior to Protect Your Organization

Steven Brown


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This book provides a unique perspective into the mindset of psychology and cybersecurity.

It presents a view of incorporating the latest research in cybersecurity and behavior. The newest cybersecurity challenge is not just understanding cybercriminals’ behavior, but our behavior as well, and to realize that some of behaviors could lead us in making bad cybersecurity decisions.

By using models and literature rooted in psychology and comparing those to cybersecurity attacks, this book will help those who make crucial cybersecurity decisions to protect their organization, even better decisions. Dr. Brown also presents even a possible theory of cybersecurity. Key areas include: behaviorism; learning models; cybersecurity vulnerabilities; stereotypes; cybersecurity traits; conditioned response; social engineering; deep fakes.


Steven Brown:
Dr. Brown is the director of the University of the Cumberlands’ PhD program in information technology. The University has grown from its private Christian, Appalachian roots to a global University that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth with particular emphasis on meeting the educational and professional needs of diverse populations through a range of professional programs designed for success.

In addition to developing an innovative, advanced curriculum and recruiting highly qualified faculty, and his publications and presentations, Dr. Brown has mentored numerous dissertations in information technology, cybersecurity, networking, forensics, management, etc., even in music. His philosophy is that it is essential to expand knowledge in multiple research areas to improve one’s unique area of expertise.

Dr. Brown’s leadership and scholarship draw on a deep and diverse set of experiences acquired in decades developing Cybersecurity Masters/Doctoral programs, and participation in many governmental standard bodies such as the National Security Agency (NSA/DHS) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (CAEs) and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). He is the developer/creator of the CERTIFIED CYBERSECURITY BEHAVIORAL PROFESSIONAL (CCSPB) certification ( When not working, Dr. Brown enjoys time with family, friends, and practicing Krav Maga at home in North Carolina.