Weathington, Bart L.
Cunningham, Christopher J. L.; Biderman, Michael D.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
An influx of cyber-attacks throughout the past decade has resulted in an increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals. However, the rapid growth of this field has led to a general lack of knowledge regarding the characteristics of individuals and job roles of cybersecurity professionals. This study addresses this gap in the existing literature by evaluating personality characteristics among information technology and cybersecurity professionals. Following an analysis of the facets of the IPIP NEO short form, it was discovered that cybersecurity professionals scored significantly different on Trust, Intellect, Vulnerability, Self-Consciousness, Assertiveness, and Adventurousness when compared to other information technology professional indicating the need for specialized training, assessment, and selection procedures for cybersecurity professionals.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Computer security -- Training.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
viii, 56 leaves
Freed, Sarah E., "Examination of personality characteristics among cybersecurity and information technology professionals" (2014). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.