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Leveraging Human Behavior to Reduce Cyber Risk Project

The Leveraging Human Behavior to Reduce Cyber Security Risk research project brings a behavioral sciences lens to security, examining the interface between human beings and computers through a set of rigorous empirical studies. Multi-disciplinary in design, the project draws together social scientists and information security professionals to illuminate the intricacies of human perceptions, cognitions, and biases, and how these impact computer security. Investigating how people interface in the security realm, this research specifically looks at how social science approaches can help us design more secure systems and processes. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

Overview

For information on background, goals, members, team leaders, and more, click here.

Publications and Tools

For project publications such as fact sheets, journal archives, presentations, and books, click here.

Team Members

  • MITRE Corporation
  • RAND Corporation
  • Dartmouth College
  • Events

  • October 25, 2011 - Cybersecurity Through a Behavioral Lens II
  • July 20, 2011 - CISO / Information Security Workshop – The Intersection of Business Security Human Behavior and Security Culture
  • July 22, 2010 - Cybersecurity Through a Behavioral Lens Workshop
  • Last Updated: 1/24/12