What is Critical Thinking?

In the field of security awareness and associated training, the term “critical thinking” is thrown about as an effective defense against social engineering attacks. So, what is critical thinking? And how can it be applied in day-to-day activities to make a user or an entire user–base more secure?  According to the Foundation for Critical Thinking, a “well cultivated critical thinker” gathers and assesses relevant information and comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions. One also thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, while recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences.  Let’s break that down a bit. “Gathers and assesses […] Continue Reading >

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