Digital security by design

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This paper scrutinises the evolving digital security landscape, encompassing technological advancements, regulatory frameworks, and industry-specific challenges. It explores the influence of technologies like AI, quantum computing, and blockchain on security paradigms whilst identifying emergent threats. The study analyses the interplay between digital security and legislative policies, underlining their impact on industry practices and individual behaviours. Sector-specific examinations are conducted, pinpointing unique security concerns in sectors such as healthcare and finance and advocating bespoke solutions. The study highlights discrepancies between security intentions and actions, proposing strategies to bridge this divide. Projecting into the future, we anticipate shifts in technology and regulation, culminating in pragmatic recommendations for stakeholders. This article offers an informed perspective on digital security, laying the groundwork for proactive approaches in a dynamic digital environment.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages40
JournalSecurity Journal
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2024

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  • Digital security
  • Emerging technologies
  • Perception–action gap
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Sector-specific security concerns
  • Technological advancements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law

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