Psycho-Social Aspects of Cyber-Security- Why is Human (Still) the Weakest Link?


Abstract: Why people fall victims of cyber attacks? and how attackers manage to deceive their victims?  We will focus our discussion on addressing these questions but not from a technical point of view, but form a cognitive and social science perspective. The lead will introduce the importance of accounting for human's cognitive and social aspects in the design of solutions for cyber defense. We will discuss research that is relevant to understanding an attacker's intentions and strategies; the defender's habits, biases, and behavior; and the computational representations of these behaviors.

License: CC-2.5
Submitted by Cleotilde Gonzalez on