The human factors of cyber network defense

Robert S. Gutzwiller, Sunny Fugate, Benjamin D. Sawyer, P. A. Hancock

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Abstract

Technology's role in the fight against malicious cyber-attacks is critical to the increasingly networked world of today. Yet, technology does not exist in isolation: the human factor is an aspect of cyber-defense operations with increasingly recognized importance. Thus, the human factors community has a unique responsibility to help create and validate cyber defense systems according to basic principles and design philosophy. Concurrently, the collective science must advance. These goals are not mutually exclusive pursuits: therefore, toward both these ends, this research provides cyber-cognitive links between cyber defense challenges and major human factors and ergonomics (HFE) research areas that offer solutions and instructive paths forward. In each area, there exist cyber research opportunities and realms of core HFE science for exploration. We raise the cyber defense domain up to the HFE community at-large as a sprawling area for scientific discovery and contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages322-326
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289470
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/26/1510/30/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Gutzwiller, R. S., Fugate, S., Sawyer, B. D., & Hancock, P. A. (2015). The human factors of cyber network defense. In 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015 (pp. 322-326). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2015-January). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931215591067