People don’t like to admit when they’re wrong. And really, who can blame them? Being wrong is uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing, and embarrassing. These are all feelings that people try their best to avoid.
One of the most common methods for avoiding them is denial, or the unwillingness to accept something as truth. This isn’t a blog explicitly about human psychology, but it is about a dangerous cybersecurity problem rooted in it: insider threat denial syndrome.