Security depends not only on technology, but like all things in life, on positive feelings in dealing with it.
Security can only be achieved if you master it and happily deal with it, instead of thinking twice about each mission and reluctantly creating a new account: oh, another one! The discrepancy between technology affine people who master this hurdle – because they know their craft and know their limits – and people who do not know exactly what they are doing or what they need to learn to gain sufficient security for their digital identity, is rapidly growing. One might think that the young people who are growing up in this digital world master the task of security more easily and the number of those who shy away from dealing with technology and safety is therefore proportionally decreasing.
But this is not the case.
Younger people in particular are pure users who use a large number of digital services. However, with a focus on use, without understanding what is going on in the background and how the interplay of one’s own behavior with the digital services used can lead to security gaps. A new omnipresent understanding of technology, which assumes that the offered digital enrichments of our lives work correctly and without errors. It creates a new way of self-understanding of technologies and this represents the greatest threat to security: the careless handling of high-tech digital offers, which one understands only superficially as an average user.
How to use and understand complex issues as the average person if the technical resources made available are insufficient? As modern learning theories show, one achieves new learning goals most efficiently by the fun of dealing with them. A simple answer to a complex problem.