Effects of teamwork versus group work on signal detection in cyber defense teams

Prashanth Rajivan, Michael Champion, Nancy Cooke, Shree Jariwala, Genevieve Dube, Verica Buchanan

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Abstract

Cyber security is critical for any modern day organization's operations. Organizational structure and reward policies not conducive for teamwork may be affecting the performance of cyber defense analysts. Past research shows that team interaction could lead to better cyber defense performance. However, the value of team work in the cyber defense context has not been demonstrated using empirical methodologies. To explore this, we conducted a study on the effects of teamwork versus group work (i.e., looking at both the team and individual levels) on signal detection performance of cyber security defense analysts using the synthetic task environment called CyberCog. The results from the preliminary analysis conducted reveal that simply encouraging analysts to work as a team and providing team-level rewards leads to better team performance in cyber defense analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Augmented Cognition - 7th International Conference, AC 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages172-180
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2013
Event7th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, AC 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8027 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, AC 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

Keywords

  • Cyber Defense Performance
  • CyberCog
  • Synthetic Task Environment
  • Team Cognition
  • Team Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Rajivan, P., Champion, M., Cooke, N., Jariwala, S., Dube, G., & Buchanan, V. (2013). Effects of teamwork versus group work on signal detection in cyber defense teams. In Foundations of Augmented Cognition - 7th International Conference, AC 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings (pp. 172-180). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8027 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39454-6_18