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Human Dimension in Cyber Operations Research and Development Priorities

  • Chris Forsythe
  • Austin Silva
  • Susan Stevens-Adams
  • Jeffrey Bradshaw
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8027)

Abstract

Within cyber security, the human element represents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of network defenses. However, there has been little research to understand the human dimension in cyber operations. To better understand the needs and priorities for research and development to address these issues, a workshop was conducted August 28-29, 2012 in Washington DC. A synthesis was developed that captured the key issues and associated research questions.

Research and development needs were identified that fell into three parallel paths: (1) human factors analysis and scientific studies to establish foundational knowledge concerning factors underlying the performance of cyber defenders; (2) development of models that capture key processes that mediate interactions between defenders, users, adversaries and the public; and (3) development of a multi-purpose test environment for conducting controlled experiments that enables systems and human performance measurement.

Keywords

Sandia National Laboratory Human Dimension Development Priority Foundational Knowledge Network Defense 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Forsythe
    • 1
  • Austin Silva
    • 1
  • Susan Stevens-Adams
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Bradshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Human and Machine CognitionPensacolaUSA

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