Government Office for Science: Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practices

Cyber security, for the context of this report, is defined as “the protection of globally connected electronic data or equipment against criminal, unauthorized or accidental use and the technology and processes required to achieve this protection”. There is no single behaviour that will keep people secure online, but rather cyber-security requires multiple interrelated behaviours, and each one is potentially influenced by different factors. For instance what influences a user to use a strong

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