Georgia Tech cybersecurity and political science expert Ryan Shandler

Cybersecurity Researchers Explore How Uncertainty Sways Public Opinion

Even minor cyberattacks can cause an overreaction from an uninformed public.

Georgia Tech's Ryan Shandler says that when "faced with the unknown, people conjure visions of doom, where one bad guy in his mom’s basement clicks a button and takes over the world.”

A new Georgia Tech News Center story details a recent report from Shandler and his colleagues exploring how ignorance and misinformation fuel public opinion following cyberattacks.