Oh, look, a butterfly!" a framework for distracting attackers to improve cyber defense

Robert Gutzwiller, Kimberly Ferguson-Walter, Sunny Fugate, Andrew Rogers

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Abstract

U.S. Department of Defense Inverting human factors can aid in cyber defense by flipping well-known guidelines and using them to degrade and disrupt the performance of a cyber attacker. There has been significant research on how we perform cyber defense tasks and how we should present information to operators, cyber defenders, and analysts to make them more efficient and more effective. We can actually create these situations just as easily as we can mitigate them. Oppositional human factors are a new way to apply well-known research on human attention allocation to disrupt potential cyber attackers and provide much-needed asymmetric benefits to the defender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages272-276
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Gutzwiller, R., Ferguson-Walter, K., Fugate, S., & Rogers, A. (2018). Oh, look, a butterfly!" a framework for distracting attackers to improve cyber defense. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 272-276). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 1). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc..